Can there be a more politically incorrect thing to say these days than to admit to being in overpopulation denial?
It is just a foregone conclusion that our planet will soon run out of food and places to live due to too many people consuming resources. Our planet is overcrowded and soon a great multitude of people will be starving to death.
You have heard these claims for decades. But have they proven true?
The New York Times, of all media sources, admitted in May that the overpopulation scare can be laid to rest. The article has an appropriate title: “The Unrealized Horrors of Population Explosion.”
Note that I do take issue with the article. I agree with the LifeSiteNews.com commentary on it, found here. That said, I am just happy to hear the scales are beginning to fall off the eyelids of the liberal media who have been spewing this hoax for generations.
In the piece, The New York Times highlights how the overpopulation myth got started. It notes how Paul Ehrlich, a Stanford University biologist, published a book in 1968 called, The Population Bomb.
That book was a huge catalyst in propelling the overpopulation myth into overdrive. Within it, Ehrlich claimed, “sometime in the next 15 years, the end will come.”
What did he mean, “the end?” He predicted “an utter breakdown of the capacity of the planet to support humanity.”
How well did that scare tactic work out?
Well, Ehrlich appeared on the Johnny Carson show several times, reaching fame.
As for proving himself to be a prophet, able to predict the future? Let’s just say he fell flat on his face.
Ehrlich, now 83, has not backed down. He admits his 15 year assertion was off, but he gives a stupid explanation to try to gloss over that. He says 15 years means something else to him in his profession than it does to the rest of humankind. Go figure.
A lot of people have gotten rich (Al Gore), and assumed power (nearly every governmental body) perpetuating this overpopulation nonsense.
As well, millions of people have been killed in the name of this false ideology. Forced abortions are the norm in China. One-child and two-child policies are in place in multiple countries. Forced sterilization occurs in other countries as well. Contraceptive abortifacients have claimed untold millions of unborn human beings, as well.
Do you have overpopulation denial syndrome? If so, you’re not alone. Even The New York Times has woken up to the fact that overpopulation concerns are a myth.
I figure I will leave you with a couple videos to close.
The first is from the New York Times. In it they show pieces of an interview with Ehrlich, as well as recount the history of the overpopulation hoax.
The second is a short video from the Population Research Institute, available at overpopulationisamyth.com. This should help dispel any angst alarmists try to cause. It shows how our planet will soon be losing more members than it adds.
What do you make of the overpopulation denial by The New York Times?
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