Sunday, August 9, 2009

The New Imperialism

When the rich of the world get together to discuss how to control the population of the rest of the world, they are really talking about the Third World. After all, the western world is already doing a number on eliminating itself. It is not North America or Europe whose population these folks want to control; it is Africa, South America, India and China where the poorest of people live.

World's Elite Make Population Control #1 Priority against Backdrop of Underpopulation Threat

On May 5, an elite group of extremely rich people met to discuss the looming threat of over-population. The group was called by Bill Gates, and those invited were David Rockerfeller Jr, Warren Buffet, George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, Ted Turner and Oprah Winfrey. Gates needs no introduction as the inventor of Microsoft, the ruling software giant in the world, but what is interesting is that Gates has only one child and is himself the child of a father who was on the board of Planned Parenthood. Gates fully subscribes to the belief that reproductive rights are one of the primary benefits that women should have (reproductive rights always means abortion). Buffet and Soros are international financiers, Bloomberg is the mayor of New York City. Turner and Winfrey are the media moguls who mistakenly believe that they control the minds of North Americans through television.

This group believes that having children is going to do the planet in. But they ignore the fact that the opposite seems to be happening. Across the world, fertility rates have fallen from 6 children per woman in 1979 to 2.9 today and is falling. Many European countries are hovering at or have fallen below 2.1 which is the minimum for self-replacement; some are dangerously close to 1.3 (Spain is below that at 1.1), the rate at which a nation loses half its population every 45 years.

There is something absolutely fishy going on when the very rich determine that those who are the poorest on earth should stop having children. Are they afraid of having to share their wealth, or cut back their own lifestyles? Do they falsely believe that all the world, or at least those educated and spoiled like themselves, should enjoy the prosperity of the developed world? Or are they just plain scared that the poor of the world might just outnumber those who think they now control the earth's resources and they might have to share to the point of feeling uncomfortable?

This is simply imperialism in a new and crueler mode. Instead of taking slaves to ensure their own prosperity, they push for abortion in the Third World, taking from the poor one of their greatest treasures - their children. These philanthropists, who advertise their give-aways on the media, don't know what it is to do without; it doesn't hurt them one bit to give away millions as they do, or as Oprah did, to build girls' schools in South Africa with every girl having her own cell phone upon which she can dial Oprah's hotline in an emergency. They parade their good deeds in front of men and they have had their rewards.
I would be impressed with these folks if they took their money and actually helped the Third World in a truly humane way, such as providing clean water, building hospitals, caring for the sick, rather than pushing condoms and abortion in the contraceptive/abortive mindset of the "enlightened" western world. How about some real works of mercy, a la Mother Teresa?

Be careful not to parade your good deeds before men to attract their notice; by doing this you will lose all reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give alms, do not have it trumpeted before you; this is what the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets to win men’s admiration. I tell you solemnly, they have had their reward. But when you give alms, your left hand must not know what your right is doing; your almsgiving must be secret, and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you. - Matthew 6:16-17

Do not be overawed when a man grows rich,
when the splendor of his house increases;
for he will take nothing with when he dies,
his splendor will not descend with him.
Though while he lived he counted himself blessed -
and men praise you when you prosper -
he will join the generation of his fathers,
who will never see the light of life.
A man who has riches without understanding
is like the beasts that perish. - Psalm 49:`16-20

1 comment:

The Comeau Family said...

"Or are they just plain scared that the poor of the world might just outnumber those who think they now control the earth's resources and they might have to share to the point of feeling uncomfortable?"

You know what, my husband and I were talking about this very thing a few months back and found it very alarming that it's the rich, prosperous nations that believe overpopulation is a problem, like they're trying to convince themselves of this even though it takes only two minutes to discover that there is no overpopulation. Sure, cities may be overcrowded, but that's not the reason people in Africa and elsewhere are suffering. If we shared the earth's resources equally and governments were not corrupt, it would be different.

People just believe what they are told without looking into the matter any further. I'm so sick of hearing about "overpopulation." Well, Canada is certainly not overpopulated, and neither is the US, so why are we, too, told not to have children, or limit it to just one? Oh, yes, it's to reduce the effects of our "carbon footprint," as if the earth was made just for its own sake, to sit there and enjoy itself.

It seems to me that the rich want everything for themselves without wanting to get uncomfortable in helping others (which is the kind of help that matters the most--the kind that makes us get out of our comfort zone), so the "natural solution," of course, is to just decrease the population so that there are fewer poor people to care about. Then they can enjoy their wealth in "good conscience." Eliminating people is the solution? Sounds like Hitler to me.

This is all so backwards!