“If I were reincarnated, I would wish to be returned to Earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels” -Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh
A meme which runs through the minds of men and women, just as popular as household celebrities like Brad Pitt and Madonna, maintains that overpopulation and wear on the earth will from here-on-out turn to a wasteland the teeming rain forests and athirst deserts and render all life on earth at odds with survival itself.
Paul Ehrlich, according to The Guardian, is “the world’s most renowned population analyst.” In an interview with the publication, Ehrlich recently championed a mass reduction in how many humans live on earth. He also then called for the egalitarian society of Communist cultures, saying natural resources should be redistributed from rich to the poor.
The linguistic niche of the environmental movement, in my opinion, is one of the best modern examples of the use of news-speak. The desires of so many of the movements leaders and followers not only come across as reasonable, considering the filth of the modern city in which 90% of men and women on the planet now reside (a trend of the last century in particular), but also oftentimes the environmentalist’s views comes across as humane.
But be not misled by the throes of seductive language, for a phrase can read a million ways. The solutions of many environmentalist leaders, such as Ehrlich, arise from a small-minded school of population analysts, who call repeatedly for “humane” forced sterilization through the manipulation of food and water via the addition of drugs. The 2005 story of a KFC chicken meal poisoning and brain damaging a young Australian girl is one example of such techniques.
Ehrlich descends upon us peasants of the world from the hallowed halls of elite American academia. As a professor of population studies at Stanford University in California and author of the best-selling book Population Bomb in 1968, Ehrlich takes the case for depopulation further than many other subscribers of his line of thinking.
Ehrlich says that the optimum population of Earth, “enough to guarantee the minimal physical ingredients of a decent life to everyone,” was 1.5 to 2 billion people as opposed to the 7 billion alive today. Read More Here