Tuesday, November 5, 2019

For climate change zealots, it's 1967 all over again.

There are too many people on the planet, and we have to ACT NOW! if we want to avoid an unmitigated catastrophe.

Via Bloomberg (I know...)

More than 11,000 experts from around the world are calling for a critical addition to the main strategy of dumping fossil fuels for renewable energy: there needs to be far fewer humans on the planet. ...

The scientists make specific calls for policymakers to quickly implement systemic change to energy, food, and economic policies. But they go one step further, into the politically fraught territory of population control. It “must be stabilized—and, ideally, gradually reduced—within a framework that ensures social integrity,” they write.
We've heard this before, haven't we? I was all of five years old when this was written in 1967, and today I'm really glad that the world didn't end before I had finished puberty:
It is already too late for the world to avoid a long period of famine, a Stanford University biologist said Thursday.
Paul Ehrlich said "the time of famine is upon us" and will be at its worst and most disastrous by 1975.
He said that the population of the United States is already too big, that birth control may have to be accomplished by making it involuntary and by putting sterilizing agents into staple foods and drinking water. And that the Roman Catholic Church should be pressured into going along with routine measures of population control.

Avowed Socialist Bernie Sanders says that the Climate Change thing is an "existential threat" to the U.S. and the world. As a result, he says he'd be all for imposing birth control and supports abortion in third world countries to curtail population growth.

Here's an old, white, rich American authoritarian promoting policies that keep poor brown people from reproducing. Does the left really want to have a conversation about racism?

This serious contender for the Democrat nomination for President of the United States advocates a policy that prevents other races from becoming too numerous. He is polling within a few points of winning the nomination. Just a decade or so ago, he wouldn't even be within musket range of the ship of state. Yet here he is, pimping eugenics to cheering crowds and is probably getting a big chunk of delegates, maybe enough to be the nominee.

Remember, in 1967 this country was being torn apart by racial strife. The Democrats were the ones running around with hoods and burning crosses, bombing black churches and spying on people like Martin Luther King. That was the political and social environment that gave us Ehrlich's screed on population control.

Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, promoted abortion in the early part of the 20th century as a means of keeping the black population from growing too fast. It had nothing to do with women's "reproductive rights." Leftists are busy today trying to scrub her record and rewrite history, but Sanger was a monster who wanted to use the healthcare system to achieve what the real Nazis did with concentration camps.

The changing climate isn't an existential threat to us. The authoritarians who seek to control every aspect of human life are.


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