Posted on | June 6, 2012 by Timothy Herrmann |
In the last months leading up to the Rio +20 summit, yet another report was released promoting population control as essential in the fight to eradicate world poverty.
The report, published by the Royal Society of London, titled “People and the Planet” acknowledges that the world’s population has declined while pointing out that in the world’s least developed countries (LDC’s), population growth is still on the rise and will continue to be for the next century.
Their conclusion? The more the poorest populations grow, the more they consume, the more they consume, the more unsustainable their relationship with the environment becomes. Obviously what the report is really concerned about is not so much the well being of people, but rather the planet.
And their solution to the planet’s woes? Education, family planning, and reproductive rights. Which really just means one thing and one thing only, population control.
Education, is really just an after thought in this report. Out of 100 pages, only a single page addresses the benefits of education. To seasoned readers of these reports, it is always obvious that mentioning education as a solution to poverty is merely a ploy by population control activists to appear “concerned” about the actual well being of the poor, rather than their eradication.
In addition, “education” necessarily includes “reproductive health education” according to the report and is impossible to separate from their population control agenda. Tellingly, at the end of their section addressing education, they conclude, “Rapid population growth undermines the ability of a country to improve the level of education.” Which is to say, in their minds, the benefits that education should provide cannot be achieved without population control.
The rest of the 99 some odd pages address the dangers of population growth in LDCs and how to stop it with family planning and the promotion of reproductive rights in the framework of population growth.
As highlighted in previous blog posts, the UNFPA uses these kinds of reports to support its own well researched agenda to eradicate the poor. As of late, the UNFPA has latched on to the sustainable development bandwagon as a way to support this agenda in a more socially acceptable manner.
At the upcoming Rio +20 conference you can bet that the UNFPA will be there, research in hand, ready to make the case that the poor are the only real enemy of the poor. How true that is, especially when they are armed with the only weapons they need to willing assist in their own genocide.
One can only wonder what solutions could be provided if we valued the lives of the poor over the environment, and if we considered them protagonists rather than obstacles in the fight for their own well being which includes that of the planet. For the UNFPA, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and groups like the Royal Society of London, I guess that would just take too much effort, after all, contraception is cheap and abortion easier than feeding a hungry mouth.
Now don’t get me wrong, we need to take care of the environment, its part of our purpose, but to place the environment over the human person is where the real problems begin.
I think it is also important to mention that these organizations really do believe that what they are doing is good, I mean morally and ethically good. However, their starting point is wrong. The human is more than just a “factor” to be considered, he is the consideration and he is that part of creation, the only part, capable of considering itself. If we destroy man, what else is their left to destroy?