by Adam Cassandra
During a Sierra Club sponsored protest against the Keystone XL pipeline on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., last Sunday, several of the protestors expressed support for population control measures including the implementation of a global one-child policy similar to China’s brutal and draconian policy.
“I do believe that our Earth is overpopulated,” one of the protestors said in a video released this week by Americans for Limited Government. When asked if it’s time for a one-child policy, the man replied, “I’m all for that. One child, maybe two child max.”
China’s one-child policy was introduced in 1979 as a population control measure. The Chinese government utilizes coercive measures including forced abortions and forced sterilizations to enforce the policy. The one-child policy is the impetus behind numerous human rights violations and violent attacks by government officials on their own people each year.
Another protestor chimed in that people who have “excessive children” are not showing the proper amount of “Earth patriotism.”
“I had my two children. My two children have had their two children, and I think not having excessive children … is the Earth patriotism,” she said.
The woman later implied that the proper way to show “Earth patriotism” and avoid excessive children is to teach young people to use contraceptives.
“When my boys were in their early teens I had lectures with them and told them where we kept the family rubbers,” she told the interviewer.
Another protestor in the video harped upon the often used “sustainable development” idea that population control groups manipulate to push through their agenda around the world.
“You can’t have an economy and a civilization that’s constantly growing. It’s not sustainable,” according to the protestor.
But in many countries around the world, the population is in decline. And it’s the lack of population growth that is threatening sustainability.
In his new book “What to Expect When No One’s Expecting,” Jonathan Last makes the case that unless the declining population trend in the United States changes soon, the U.S. will face what other countries are already dealing with: shrinking populations affecting development in a host of areas including entitlements, market prices and even the military.
“A couple of things happen when you stay below that replacement level for a few generations,” Last said in an interview with Newsmax. “The first is that your age profile inverts so you wind up with many more old people than you have young people. And then this presents a whole host of problems, it makes your entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare highly unstable.”
Last also said that it’s “very difficult to have any economic dynamism” once the elderly population outnumbers the rising generation. He added that, “Militarily, it becomes very hard to have a solid defense,” both because of the lack of human resources and because of excessive entitlement spending
“The problem is this is global and it’s happening everywhere,” he said. “What happens in countries that are not stable first-world countries like America? When it happens in Russia and China, it is going to create real instability and real problems abroad.”
LifeNews.com Note: Reprinted with permission from Human Life International’s World Watch forum. Adam Cassandra is a Communications Specialist at Human Life International.
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I am baffled that anyone in the esteemed Sierra Club would suggest instituting a “One Child Only Policy” in the United States. It would collapse our market economy and doom our elderly to starvation. And if you don’t think that is possible, you can’t do math.
Demographers worldwide agree that China has committed the biggest, most devastating demographic and economic blunder in the history of the world by enforcing their one child only policy for the last thirty-four years. They have eliminated their single biggest asset, their future workforce and tax base. Manufacturing will return to the United States with a vengeance because we are the only industrialized nation with a huge young highly skilled workforce, Generation Y, born 1985 to 2004. Generation Y is bigger than the Baby Boomers. The United States is the only industrialized nation with near replacement level fertility of about 2 children per couple. The United States is on the only continent that can both produce and consume within its borders. The European Union and Japan have experienced below replacement level fertility for decades and have crippled their labor force and internal consumer demand. China has “prevented” over 400,000,000 live births in the last three decades because of its ill-fated one child only policy and will not be able to feed itself in fifteen years, let alone be a manufacturing force. China is history, a victim of selfish ignorance and lack of foresight.
The Sierra Club should stick to saving Polar Bears and Snail Darters and leave the humans alone.
Kenneth W. Gronbach