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The Mask Comes Off

March 23rd, 2009 by Chuck · 10 Comments · Environmentalism

Environmentalists must really be feeling their oats, these days.  The boldest among them are no longer even bothering to conceal or deny their real goal — the elimination of the plague, man, from the face of the earth.  Their initial trial balloon, launched in Great Britain, calls for cutting that nation’s population in half.  It used to be only the Earth Firsters who would say this stuff openly.  Now, British politicians feel safe enough to get away with it.

JONATHON PORRITT, one of Gordon Brown’s leading green advisers, is to warn that Britain must drastically reduce its population if it is to build a sustainable society.

Porritt’s call will come at this week’s annual conference of the Optimum Population Trust (OPT), of which he is patron.

The trust will release research suggesting UK population must be cut to 30m if the country wants to feed itself sustainably.

Porritt said: “Population growth, plus economic growth, is putting the world under terrible pressure.

They do continue to use the tired old lie that they are doing this “for man.”  Orwellian double-speak has never been done better.  In order to make the world a better place for mankind, we must eliminate half of mankind.  And the sooner, the better.

10 Comments so far ↓

  • L-C

    Why don’t they start with themselves? Or do they intend to inherit the Earth?

  • Andrew Dalton

    They do continue to use the tired old lie that they are doing this “for man.” Orwellian double-speak has never been done better.

    That reminds me of the premise behind a classic science fiction story.

    A cookbook, indeed.

  • TW

    Andrew: when you mentioned a classic science fiction story, at first I thought you were referring to the ethical suicide parlors in Kurt Vonnegut’s “Welcome to the Monkey House.” In the story, these government-run suicide parlors were located next to Howard Johnson restaurants across the country, and anyone who volunteered for suicide was entitled to a free last meal in HJ.

    I also remember that all men were required to take a drug that took all the pleasure out of sex by numbing them from the waist down, and that the protagonist of the story was on the run from the “Junior Anti-Sex League.”

  • Jim May

    I wonder who they propose to eliminate first?

  • pa

    “Britain must drastically reduce its population if it is to build a sustainable society … cut to 30m if the country wants to feed itself sustainably.”

    Now they don’t say anything about killing or eliminating people by unsavory means, or introducing Chinese-style population controls, or building Soylent Green factories. Maybe they’re just talking about cutting immigration, starting with Muslim immigrants living on welfare back to the MidEast. You know, expelling furreigners and not letting any new ones in (although they can’t refuse to let any immigrants in because it would violate EU law, so there’s a bit of a sticky wicket).

    Well, it could happen that way. In a rational world. Oh, wait. Never mind.

  • Chuck

    There are lots of possibilities, once a government has as much control as governments do today. Forced abortions and birth control, one child policy, cutting back health care for useless oldsters, while not allowing private health care, soylent green . . .

    As a non-Objectivist friend of mine remarked, What has happened to us? We used to confidently look to a future of colonizing space, now the plan is to huddle in our little planet, tightening our belts, and making do with less and less. A civilization that has lost confidence in itself, and is withering away. Retrograde civilization.

  • Michael Labeit

    I know a great deal of people who should be promptly eliminated from the face of planet Earth.

  • Benpercent

    I think *murder* is a possibility in what Mr. Porritt may propose, but I don’t mean direct murder as in a war.

    To clarify, take for instance the economic effects of printing money. Printing money is a form of taxation because introducing new units of money into an economy without new value to accommodate will lower the value of each individual monetary unit, but it may go beyond people’s heads that it is a tax since 1.) the public in general is not well-versed in economics and 2.) it is not called a “tax”. So thus, it is an indirect tax, a “secret” tax.

    If Mr. Porritt is up on his economics, he could very well propose economic controls that would lead to the deaths. What most obviously comes to mind are price controls. Price controls cause shortages because reduced prices mean people can buy more of a certain product or service, causing the demand to overwhelm supply and eliminates the profit motive to continue the production of those products/services. If Mr. Porritt were to pass severe price controls on the food and drink industry he could cause a famine.

    And so thus he could carry on killing people *indirectly*, but be no less guilty of murder. He could get away with it too, in this sort of culture, by saying the famine is the result of the “greedy selfish” industries that have not the good of mankind in their hearts.

    But let me add emphasis on the fact that I am saying this is a *possibility*, not a *probability*; I think we still have time for a philosophical change that will prevent such horrors.

  • L-C

    The ramifications wrought by the government on civilization and human lives are almost unfathomable.

    The kind of world we could have had now could be comparable to difference between now and 700 years ago. More wealth for everyone. Unimagined levels of medicine technology, restoring vision, hearing, lost limbs and curing paralysis as a matter of routine. Average lifespans of over 100 years with full mental and functionable physical capacity until the very end.

    Communication and transport of the sort that would make the Internet and jet planes seem like jungle drums and horsewagons by comparison.

    Exploration and utilization of space resources.

    Entire lineages of people saved from despair and death by virtue of how much more productive a free society would have been. You have no idea of the scope.

    Government has been murdering for a long time.

  • seine

    L-C The dollar at two cent compared to 100 years ago just on gold value, the stifling regulations, add the misdirected investment, throw the broken education system into the mix, wars……….
    Your estimate is probably low.