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The Human Locusts Destroying Our Planet
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:34 pm  Reply with quote
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. . . are the neo-Malthusians like Albert Bartlett and his eugenicist adherents who use their false predictions as a pretext for “reducing” world population via warfare of every description, mass starvation, nuclear arms testing, nuclear weapon use (depleted uranium for one example), nuclear accidents, designer epidemics and designer vaccines to inoculate against them, pesticides, toxic waste, GMO agriculture, and many other profitable examples.  

Toxic long-term, toxic short term, it’s all good if it keeps the population under control, right?

Wrong, because a) reducing population does not by itself increase food distribution, which is disrupted by warfare and political interference, and b) world population is not, repeat NOT growing “exponentially” or “geometrically” or any other coded racist way.  

The fear:

The reality (from current UN World population forecasts, in five year increments for the rest of the century, in three variants, the bolded “Low variant” being historically most accurate):

World Population (thousands) - All Variants - 2010-2100:

Year:  Medium   -  High   -    Low


2010: 6 895 889  -  6 895 889  -  6 895 889
2015: 7 284 296  -  7 350 953  -  7 217 275
2020: 7 656 528  -  7 832 370  -  7 480 225
2025: 8 002 978  -  8 316 521  -  7 689 135
2030: 8 321 380  -  8 776 486  -  7 867 332
2035: 8 611 867  -  9 225 306  -   8 006 642
2040: 8 874 041  -  9 679 064  -   8 096 725
2045: 9 106 022  -  10 143 887  -   8 131 432
2050: 9 306 128  -  10 614 318  -   8 112 191
2055: 9 474 911  -  11 082 006  -   8 046 170
2060: 9 615 189  -  11 546 322  -   7 940 112
2065: 9 731 202  -  12 015 187  -   7 798 443
2070: 9 827 113  -  12 498 658  -   7 624 235
2075: 9 905 469  -  13 002 042  -   7 420 399
2080: 9 968 538  -  13 525 786  -   7 191 850
2085: 10 019 612  -  14 068 865  -   6 946 100
2090: 10 062 090  -  14 630 726  -   6 691 274
2095: 10 097 100  -  15 209 903  -   6 433 361
2100: 10 124 926  -  15 804 873  -   6 177 378

Source: http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/unpp/p2k0data.asp

Case closed.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:56 am Reply with quote
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Amen.

I haven't said it lately, Luper, but I am still very much in love with your brawny brain - especially attached as it is to your heroic heart.

Cheers from your fellow outcast.  I hope you are being excellent to yourself always.  A rib-cracking hug goes here.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:16 am Reply with quote
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Xavier Onassis wrote:
Amen.

I haven't said it lately, Luper, but I am still very much in love with your brawny brain - especially attached as it is to your heroic heart.

Cheers from your fellow outcast.  I hope you are being excellent to yourself always.  A rib-cracking hug goes here.


aw gee, thanks XO, great to see you here!  

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:55 am Reply with quote
Xavier Onassis
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Yes, tiz good to make contact with u again.  While away these many weeks I've had little energy or spirit for much besides deepthinking and gardening ... but at least I've been useful by growing enough food to feed others veggies for free.

anyway ... i'm in a mood today ... in case you couldn't already tell.  i'm supposed to be blanching and freezing some more ripe tomatoes, but a poem just came over me and, well:


I fell asleep and dreamed that I stole every book in the world
one by one
and one by one I ripped out all the pages
between all the covers
of all the books in the world and I replaced them

with The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss.

And then everyone read The Sneetches by Dr. Suess – and nothing else.

And then 6 billion people woke up.
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from 1972! Michael-Hudson.com (notice the dash in URL)
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:28 am Reply with quote
Xavier Onassis
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including a snip here, but the whole article is well worth reading, as is everything professor Hudson writes!

http://michael-hudson.com/2012/01...he-world-banks-population-policy/

Inside the World Bank’s Population Policy
January 18, 2012
By Michael Hudson
Taken from Super Imperialism, 2nd Edition, p213 (1972)

For instance, the World Bank is essentially an American instrument, and the United States is a food-surplus nation threatened with loss of foreign markets for farm products as modernization of European agriculture proceeds. For the World Bank to finance such institutional reforms in developing nations as would lead them toward self-sufficiency on food account would run counter to American interests. U.S. farm surpluses would become unmanageable as the overseas market for U.S. farm products dwindled. Hence, the World Bank prefers perpetuation of world poverty to the development of adequate overseas capacity to feed the peoples of developing countries.

There is a yet more subtle point to be considered. Mineral resources represent diminishing assets. It is in the interest of developing peoples to conserve such assets for their own ultimate use in manufacturing industries, as these develop within the borders of nations rich in raw materials but backward in general development. In the short run such domestic use of mineral resources is not possible because of inadequate industrial capital and consumer markets place. The specter is thus raised that in the long run these countries will find themselves depleted of resources as World Bank programs accelerate the exploitation of their mineral deposits for use by other nations.

The long-term prospect is thus for these countries to be unable to earn foreign exchange on export account sufficient to finance their required food imports. The World Bank has foreseen this. Its proposals for population limitation in these countries is a cold-blooded attempt to extort from them their mineral resources, without assuming responsibility for the sustenance of these peoples once the industrialized West has stripped them of their fuel and mineral deposits.

Consider the alternative, that World Bank loans and technical assistance foster agricultural self-sufficiency among these peoples. Assume substantial success in this endeavor in, say, a decade. Thereafter, exportation of fuels and minerals would become a matter of choice by these peoples, not a necessity. Such export might continue at current levels; it might increase, or it might diminish. The decision to conserve or to dissipate exhaustible resources would be autonomous, a matter of choice by these peoples and their governments, not something imposed upon them from outside. The decision about desirable levels of population also would be a local matter, not something demanded among the terms on which capital resources are obtained from foreign suppliers. The peoples now dependent would escape that trap. This is not intended or desired either by the World Bank or by the government of the United States and its client regimes.

It is only a seeming paradox that the World Bank simultaneously fosters the development of resources in impoverished countries while demanding reduction of their population’s rate of increase. What seems to be planned by the West is a reduction in the rate of population growth in these countries sufficient to permit the continued dissipation of their irreplaceable resources while postponing indefinitely their total immiserization. In the estimation of the World Bank, the ideal eventual population for these countries is number of people that can be sustained from their domestic agriculture above the basic poverty level, once the West has taken away the last of their recoverable minerals. The ideal short-run population is the number needed to operate the enterprises whose intent is precisely to exhaust the resources of these countries and, meanwhile, can be sustained by imported foodstuffs paid for by the minerals irretrievably lost by exportation.

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