Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Too-damn-many-people dept

It has seemed to me for years that almost every problem in the world today – immigration problems, water shortages, unemployment, peak oil – is a function of overpopulation. Economists and industrialists love population growth ... pinheads boast about population growth, chambers of commerce encourage it, real estate people thrill to it, and it will destroy us all before we're done. Paul B. Farrell, a MarketWatch writer is one of the few people around who will engage with the subject. He writes that the Great God Gates has taken notice:
Overpopulation. That was the consensus “biggest problem” when a group of billionaires that included Gates got together at a secret meeting in Manhattan a couple of years ago.
Get it? Out-of-control population is the world’s No. 1 problem. Yet, governments with their $65 trillion global GDP aren’t even trying to solve the world’s overpopulation problem. They’re clueless. Can these philanthropists and their billions stop the coming disaster? No. In fact, their billions are accelerating the problem.

Read it all here and go write a check to Planned Parenthood, or by nastier second choice, hope for plagues and pestilence. Nature will assert her balance if we refuse to face the problem rationally.

1 comment:

Sugar Magnolia said...

Preach on, Brother Loon.

Also in need of being held accountable is the cult of the Catholic church. Their primitive stance against birth control and prohibition against women taking on any meaningful leadership roles has millions of followers blinder than the proverbial bats.

Funny, I think bats may be the more intelligent mammal here.