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Are We Overpopulated?
The answer is NO! The myth of overpopulation has been perpetuated for some time now, but are we really overpopulated or is it just that certain people in the elite have a not so hidden agenda to remove vast numbers of useless eaters from the planet? I will make a case for the latter.
Everyone has heard that we have now surpassed the 7 billionth number of persons on the planet. And with that information, which may or may not be true, the mainstream media (MSM) is starting to roll out numerous articles about the problem of overpopulation. However, if you've ever flown across the United States or other parts of the world you will notice that we still have vast areas of land that are underpopulated. So how is it that the MSM can continually perpetuate the myth that we are overpopulated? First of all, people are not very smart these days, they tend to believe whatever the media tells them if it is presented on the 6:00 news followed by a PhD at the end of the name. If you can throw in a few think tank studies from some elite group then voila you have your new fact, unquestioned and adhered to by the masses.
Putting aside all the media hype that we are overpopulated, let's look at the facts and for argument sake let's assume that the 7 billion number is correct. The earth has a land mass of approximately 57 million square miles including Antarctica, the Sahara and other uninhabitable areas. In one square mile there are 640 acres. 57 million multiplied by 640 equals 36 billion 480 million acres. 36 billion 480 million divided by 7 billion equals 5.2 acres per person. For argument sake let's just cut that figure down to a round 3 acres per person to account for the unusable land mass.
Sounds bleak doesn't it? It does sound bleak and many a report has taken these numbers and run with it, sounding the alarm and fueling the myth that we are rapidly running out of earth, resources, that the earth is overpopulated and that we must start imposing a Chinese-like solution to the world's overpopulation problem. But before we impose upon the world a lifestyle void of brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles let's just take a step back and think about this right now. Right now we are at the figure I just quoted and yet we don't see hoards of starving people. I don't own any acreage and by some miracle I am far from malnourished and that could be said of the majority of inhabitants on the earth. So what is the deal here?
The reason that some countries are suffering from hunger has little to do with overpopulation and much to do with greed, corruption and war. In history it is rare that whole groups of people have simply starved to death because there wasn't enough resources to cultivate food. However, it is very common for whole nations to starve to death because of war, greed and corruption.
In addition, we do not need 3 acres per person to live well on the earth. I don't live on 3 acres, I live along with 300 other people on a little less than 1/4th of one square city block...and I'm quite happy to be doing so! Not everyone wants to live in a high-rise in Manhattan but not everyone wants to live on 3 acres, in the country, either.
Has this article changed your mind or made you think twice regarding the myth of over-population?
Changes may have to be made. There are quite a few studies that note that topsoil is being eroded due to overuse. However, if we stopped raping the land the way we have through big agriculture (Big Agra) and institute an agricultural system that replenishes the land (like Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms encourages in his books) then we wouldn't have to worry about this. Additionally, the claim is made that the amount of fresh water available for human needs is inadequate but if we were to institute a system using humanure as laid out in the Humanure Handbook not only would we save millions of gallons of fresh water but we would also be using that composted humanure to replenish the topsoil previously mentioned.
So if we aren't running out of land then why is it that all we hear from the mainstream media and elite think tanks is that we are overpopulated? Well, the elite have an agenda. They have had this agenda for sometime now and it is called Eugenics. The elite would like the population to be no more than 500 million as stated in the Georgia Guidestones. They are pushing this agenda through the ruse of environmentalism, climate change and over-population and I must say ...it's working. My answer to those who think that the population is overwhelming the planet is to please lead us by example, cease to reproduce and remove yourself from the planet toot suite!