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Its a myth
I have not given birth but I have many, many children. I am a mother to my sisters' children because my sisters were not very responsible. My nieces and nephews have gone to college and have professional jobs.I am now like a grandmom to their kids
I agree with @Clarkscoop. Overpopulation is a myth perpetrated by those who want to murder 6+ billion of us to a more manageable 500 million slaves. Of course, you won't learn this in the Corporate Party media.
It was announced (today) in the U.S. we have the lowest birth rate since the 1920s! http://news.yahoo.com/us-birth-rate-hits-low-23434... The real reason social security is in trouble is there aren't enough people to support the baby boomers!
Yes, and senior citizens are living much longer now than ever before...sapping far more money from the system than they paid in.
Sledgehammer, do you have parents? Do you know you'll be a senior citizen one day? Seems like being old is the new gay, which was once the new black.
It would create jobs for a little bit though :)
Do you want to be told where you can live?
Told that you must move to Siberia because they have an opening?
Interesting idea, but the idea of scarcity is a lie. Fossil fuels are running out, but energy is abundant. Non-oil-based energy has been actively suppressed.
Borsia, tyranny of Siberia is nothing compared to tyranny of eugenics.
I think it is more about poverty and ignorance in the Philippines. Young provincial women come to the city to work as maids. They fall in love, get pregnant and the guy leaves them. The RH bill will give them educated choices.
Good stuff, Lonestar. The Rockefellers own the American Medical Association, and are the financeers of the after morning abortion pill. They are worth 12 Trillion dollars, while the Rothschilds are worth 100 trillion, though some think it's more.
I agree. We are not over populated. I know lots of people that own acres of land and I assume they are not the only ones either. There is so much undeveloped land on this planet. Most of the so called "shortages" are man made to keep prices up.
I agree, abortion (murder) is never an answer. But I feel with the right (unselfish) management, we can thrive with several Trillion on Earth. I think the RH bill is evil. We can teach the people here in the Phils prosperity.
lone77star, I understand where you're coming from regarding the RH bill. But I know a family that had 12 children, 6 died as babies because they couldn't afford medicine.
Half of their kids dying, what a shame. But most often, a lack of family planning is the problem. Poor people tend to have more children than those well informed about family planning. Financial and other stresses only grow further with each child.
But at what point do we stop saying it's ok for people to continue on damaging out chance at survival as a species and start implementing restrictions? If we continue on, we'll destroy the one thing that's keeping us alive
There is no clear cut easy answer especially here in the USA. People must choose wisely, but many don't. People are free to choose and still many choose to not plan, be selfish, and unrestrained when it comes to having children.
Express10 there is a easy answer that answer is get Government out of the way and let the private industry do what it does best solve problems, we are not over populated that is a myth. I suggest you research, gloablist, NWO, Un Agenda 21..
We have the lowest birth rates in the U.S. since the 1920s!
It's been said America throws away enough food to feed Canada. Our "shortages" are man made. There's lots of open land too.
We are overpopulated in that many people have and continue to have children that they can't care for financially, emotionally, or otherwise. Some areas of the world are grossly overpopulated. DianeTrotter has brought up a good point.
I totally agree with you Express 10. Also there is such a thing as birth control :) If you have tons of money and time and have the emotional/mental capcity to take care of lots of children go for it. But when you can't take care of yourself . NO! No
I still think there needs to be the element of choice. In China women are known to have the highest rates of depression and suicide. Deciding whether to keep a baby is so personal and it's wrong for others to take that choice away from you.
Part of depression rates for women in China though is the cultural need for ensuring they have a boy to carry on the family name. There is a lot of pressure to make sure at least one of those two children is a male.
TP it is 1 child not 2.
GOL; When population gets that out of control personal choice is one of the things we loose. You can't take a hard stand and then start making exceptions. Not saying that nobody gets away with it.
Borsia, if we get to the point as a society that we feel we can take this choice from others and justify it, then society has been diminished in quality.
Sounds like you and the Globalists (NWO) would get along just fine.
Personally, I think the planet could support a few Trillion with the proper management. Some like spreading boogie man stories to create fear and control.
GOL; no argument there except to say that when some take too much others will pay by being left with less.
China has a population of between 1.3-1.4 Billion (same as India) and their leaders realize that it is destroying the country and can’t stay th
Borsia, in Spain families CHOOSE to have just one child because of the high cost of living. If people are informed of their choices and given options they will choose what's best for themselves and their families.
GOL: that is great for those countries where the people choose to limit themselves but in other countries it will have to be forced at some point just like China.
This will be especially hard where churches condemn contraception.
China is doing it the wrong way, but it's consistent with their culture and history of emperors who gave them no choice, followed by communism where there is no choice. But educated people will make good choices., No need to force them.
GOL; as someone who has lived in China and know them quite well I suspect that you know very little about their culture or history.
If they are going about it the wrong way what is the nright way?
Are you saying that with your exposure to Chinese culture, you conclude that they are incapable of making educated decisions about their own families, even if they were given the information and options to do so?
The masses have little to no understanding of science at all, this is true of almost all 3rd world countries. Simply offering information would mean nothing.
Things are improving but very slowly. Most have no knowledge of anything outside of China.
I live in a third world country, and the masses are very bright though undereducated. China is overpopulated because the communist system doesn't allow them to travel and live elsewhere. They solve it in oppressed areas by forced abortion.
If they are not overpopulated why should they need to leave?
I just read that they are considering altering the 1 policy for urban couples, rural couples are already allowed 2.
Technically forced abortion is illegal, but it still happens,,,
Borsia, I agree with you that life would be boring if everyone agreed. (Your comment on my page). I also enjoyed your blog and read about the piece you wrote re the beach in Chiina. BTW Chinese in Taiwan, Philippines, elsewhere do birth control.
GOL; In China contraception is required after 1 child, my ex had a IUD replaced every 3 years.
In the PH, where I live now, contraception is there for those who can afford it but not free to the poor who need it most. It is discouraged by the church.
Rich Chinese in the Philippines can afford to buy contraceptives and so they do. The RH Bill would allow the poor to have free contraceptives with education, the church is against it. But many Catholics use contraceptives anyway.
I asked an opinion question, I didn't spout anything
Sorry ThompsosnPen that was more meant for the other commenter of your post. Not directed at you..
You are forgetting that on good land it takes several acres to support each person.
If you have any doubts about the effects of over population on the planet look at the plunging numbers of food stocks such as the 75% drop in fish in the ocean.
Great statistics. And Borsia -- several acres per person? Perhaps we can improve on those numbers through more skillful management. Plus we have the oceans to build our farms and cities on.
Borsia, if we fit everyone on The Planet in Australia, and i am not suggesting that we do, I am a freedom lover and fighter.. I We should live where we want. but that being said if everyone is in Australia, the rest of the world would be for food..
Sounds about right, but they're going to lose control of their machine.
Earth should be able to sustain several Trillion humans with the right, non-invasive management. Then we have Venus and Mars to terraform.
I am sure this planet can house triple the population we have now, but we need better resource management. I think the elitists think it will be easier to plan a mass kill-off of humans, than to effectively manage a growing population.