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Population Controls Are Ill-Advised and Inhumane

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For thousands of years, population control meant violence. War, famine, disease, and genocide served as the primary powers that nature and the state could wield to limit the expansion of the world’s human footprint. However, medical and cultural advances, such as readily available birth control and women’s liberation significantly changed the conversation around not only the ethics of population expansion, but also the available means of curbing it.

Population Growth Fears

In his 1968 book, The Population Bomb, bioethicist Paul Ehrlich outlined a doomsday scenario with predictions that the world’s population would increase to a point where all natural resources would be consumed, causing massive upheaval across the globe. More recently, researcher Travis Rieder, at the Berman Institute of Bioethics, argues that humans have a moral responsibility to limit the birth of children to protect the environmental stability of our planet.

At NBC News, he writes,

I am certainly not arguing that we should shame parents, or even that we’re obligated to have a certain number of children. As I’ve said elsewhere, I don’t think there is a tidy answer to the challenging questions of procreative ethics. But that does not mean we’re off the moral hook.”

Reider has effectively connected a subjective standard of morality to an individual’s right to use their bodies as they see fit. Scientific research is a means of testing and presenting evidence. Morality is a system of imperatives designed to govern human action. Several problems exist with this type of moral imperative associated with a scientific claim. Reider must not only prove his link beyond a shadow of a doubt – he must as prove that his solution is the only and moral one to follow.

Since 1950, the world’s repopulation rate has decreased.

For the past 40 years, the scientific community has waffled between the impact of global cooling and global warming as a doomsday scenario for our planet. While it is hard to argue that environmental changes have occurred over the course of many millennia, it is harder to link this change to specific human action. In direct rebuttal to Ehrlich’s and Rieder’s concern for a population bomb, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, since 1950, the world’s repopulation rate has decreased from an annual rate of 1.5 percent, below the necessary rate of population maintenance, to a projected 0.5 percent by 2050.

The alarmist attitude of researchers searching for a link between human repopulation rates and global impact is misguided and naive. In The Guardian, a different warning has been issued about declining birth rates in European countries. In 2015, Spain’s repopulation rate fell to 1.27 percent while the general repopulation rate for Europe is now teetering at 1.55 percent. For Rieder and Ehrlich, unless the total extermination of the human population is the ultimate method of achieving the least amount of carbon footprint, it would seem that not only are humans taking care of reducing our population voluntarily, but it brings up the question of who will decide the correct number of humans populating the earth.

Top-Down Population Restrictions

Policies such as China’s One Child mandate, phased out in 2015, have led to numerous unintended consequences including forced abortions and what is estimated as currently 30 million bachelors with too few eligible young women.

Top-down restrictions of human population growth have produced negative economic and societal results.

Genocides perpetrated in Europe during World War I and World War II, including the Holocaust and Stalin’s gulags, impacted the economic growth of countries such as Germany and Russia following these wars. Top-down restrictions of human population growth have, in every instance, produced negative results both economic and societal.

What Rieder and Ehrlich discount as a potential solution to environmental change is a reliance on human ingenuity and entrepreneurship to solve these problems. The use of horse-drawn carriages across the world was potentially the highest impact to global greenhouse gas emissions prior to 1910. The invention of the automobile solved this issue more effectively than any city ordinance about how and where to remove waste. Numerous examples exist including the invention of the light bulb, the electric car, and energy efficient technologies. Whenever the human race has faced a societal problem or designed a new invention that changes history entrepreneurs, not governments, have dealt most effectively with the implications of change.

Human reproduction is neither a problem environmentally, nor morally, if we seek to find new ways to reduce our carbon footprint through innovation. Stringing together a supposed and unverifiable set of causes that impact something as integral as human reproduction, while we restrict investment and research into alternative sources of energy, is a misguided approach to solving a small problem while ignoring larger more direct issues.

It’s important to allow humans to be free to reproduce, spurring entrepreneurs and scientists to find new ways to steward our planet wisely. Instead of relying on government to regulate growth we will produce a society with more moral and social responsibility, as we seek new ways to encourage the human race to flourish in a sustainable fashion.


80 Comments on "Population Controls Are Ill-Advised and Inhumane"

  1. Apneaman on Sun, 17th Dec 2017 11:43 am 

    Kids? Just say no
    You don’t have to dislike children to see the harms done by having them. There is a moral case against procreation

    “Anti-natalism will only ever be a minority view because it runs counter to a deep biological drive to have children. However, it is precisely because it is up against such odds that thoughtful people should pause and reflect rather than hastily dismiss it as mad or wicked. It is neither. Of course, distortions of anti-natalism, and especially attempts to impose it forcefully, might well be dangerous – but the same is true of many other views. Appropriately interpreted, it is not anti-natalism but its opposite that is the dangerous idea.”

    “”Life is simply much worse than most people think, and there are powerful drives to affirm life even when life is terrible. People might be living lives that were actually not worth starting without recognising that this is the case.

    Ban all babies

  2. Go Speed Racer on Sun, 17th Dec 2017 3:40 pm 

    People who have kids… is supposed to be
    about survival of the fittest.

    Keeps the gene pool tuned up.
    It’s called Eugenics.

    But the liberal democrats give money to
    the losers so they can have kids.
    In my state, its standard procedure the
    welfare mammies have 3 kids to maximize
    their welfare benefits.

    If little Baylee gets machine-gunned in a
    drive-by, then she’s down to and so
    she gets pregnant again so the quantity
    is back up to 3.

    Who pays for it? Competent quality people
    who are working to pay taxes to the liberal
    democrats so they can give welfare money
    to poor people so they can buy their
    legalized heroin, their legalized cocaine
    and their legalized pot with MY money.

    This is called “DYSGENICS” or
    “Survival of the Unfittest”.

    The only problem with having kids is
    the welfare state. Taking from quality
    people who have no kids, to give to fat
    ugly worthless useless scumbag druggies
    so they can have 3 (or 6) kids.

    Anybody with an IQ above 50 can see whats
    going on but do the liberal democrats
    change their tune? No. They want to give
    welfare money to the shitbags of society.

    Its not even about whether or not to have

    Its about whether or not to have welfare.

  3. Apneaman on Sun, 17th Dec 2017 4:14 pm 

    GSP perhaps they should start with all that corporate welfare that benefits the already obscenely rich who have tons of their ill gotten gains illegally stashed away in off shore tax havens?

    You could shoot every welfare queen and her kids today and your country will still be the same rotten corrupt shit hole den of thieves tomorrow.

    You are listening to too much talk radio and letting it get you misdirected and wound up and pointing in the wrong direction. That’s what talk radio is there for – to wind you up. Push your emotional buttons.

    Oh well, taking all your anger out on the impoverished lower class is much much safer than challenging the real criminals behind the fall of your country – rich white cunts who won’t stop until all of you are sucked dry.

    They won’t stop and will increase the hollowing out of the country. They are not even pretending anymore and why should they? They have been operating with impunity for sometime and are not the least bit afraid of any of the dumb commoners and their guns N ammo. The reason they don’t care about the guns is because they are not a threat to the establishment. They can destroy lives with a few keyboard strokes.

    Why would they be scared of a bunch of loud fat ignorant couch potatoes?

  4. Apneaman on Sun, 17th Dec 2017 4:27 pm 

    As the fires become even more intense they will have major knock on effects that will help with population reduction.

    Thomas Fire Likely to Become Largest in California History

    “And thirteen of the twenty largest fires on record for California have occurred since the year 2000”

  5. Apneaman on Sun, 17th Dec 2017 5:16 pm 

    Humans are no more in charge of their breeding desires than any of their other behaviours.

    You Have No Free Will

    According to neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky, all of our actions can be attributed to our biology.

    “I do not believe in the existence of free will, but it’s incredibly difficult to imagine a world in which people have accepted that reality, particularly when it comes to the criminal justice system. Ultimately, words like “punishment,” “justice,” “free will,” “evil,” “the soul,” are utterly irrelevant and scientifically obsolete in terms of understanding our behavior. It’s insanely difficult for people to accept the extent to which we are biological organisms without agency.”

    Without agency indeed. Every belief, religious, political racial superiority, nationalism is just a story to give meaning to ones actions which are just jostling for position in the social hierarchy to improve ones reproductive success.

    Just because one can’t have kids or, like me, chose not to, does not mean that those behaviours go away. They are hardwired for life. This is why old cunts like Soro’s and the Cock Bros will meddle and corrupt the system until their last breath.

  6. Shortend on Sun, 17th Dec 2017 7:41 pm 

    Apneaman, PBS broadcasted a program regarding the biology evolution

    o-produced by NOVA, Nature’s Wildest Weapons: Horn, Tusk and Antlers focuses on the discoveries and theories of Professor Doug Emlen (pictured), a University of Montana biologist, who has spent more than 30 years investigating how weapon-bearing species have developed extreme ways to gouge and gore one another using their natural weapons.

    Featured subjects in the film include Darwin’s and Rhinoceros beetles,which have pitchfork-like horns that measure one third the length of their bodies; American elk who deplete their skeletons to grow enormous antlers; and the U.S. Air Force’s development of the long-range Minuteman III nuclear missile, Earth’s most lethal weapon to date.

    The documentary is directed by Peter Fison and narrated by Marcella actor Nina Sosanya.

    Nature’s Wildest Weapons: Horn, Tusk and Antlers premieres April 18 at 9 p.m. GMT on BBC2.

    “What makes Doug’s work fascinating is that he asks us to look at the animal kingdom from a fresh perspective. We’ve all seen horned, tusked and antlered animals before, but I suspect few of us have considered what it is like to carry around an appendage weighing nearly as much as the rest of you everywhere you go, or why it’s worth it,” said Fison in a statement. “Doug’s radical theory is that all weapons — animal or human — develop under the same conditions and are produced for the same reasons. If Doug is right, the existence and function of nuclear warheads and elk antlers is the same and, potentially, just as vulnerable to cheats.

    It all boils down to reproduction….
    Nature cares not the survival of the individual….

  7. Go Speed Racer on Sun, 17th Dec 2017 7:53 pm 

    Howdy Sleep Apneaman,
    Agree. The white rich liberal cunts of America,
    are not only destroying the USA,
    they are destroying the entire globe.

    they have 0.00 kids, but they give millions
    of dollars to starving Africans so that
    they can shit out those nasty little
    babies all covered with steel wool.

    Then the rich white liberal associates
    like that ancient old white bag of
    excrement “Merkel” the bitch of Germany
    brings in 50 Million muslim terrorists
    and labels them all citizens,
    while they scream “Allah Akbar” and
    buy all the red and black wires and
    batteries and pushbuttons and dynamite
    from the local hardware store.

    Yep. Rich white liberal bitches are
    indeed the problem. They have destroyed
    the entire planet and when they are done
    all that will be left is toothless
    screaming penniless muslim arabs screaming
    to Allah and shooting guns into the air.

    Way to go, rich white liberal bitches.
    Agree Mr. Sleep Apneaman.

  8. GregT on Sun, 17th Dec 2017 8:15 pm 

    “American elk who deplete their skeletons to grow enormous antlers; and the U.S. Air Force’s development of the long-range Minuteman III nuclear missile, Earth’s most lethal weapon to date.”

    Hmmm, anyone else see the glaringly obvious similarity here?

  9. DerHundistlos on Sun, 17th Dec 2017 9:03 pm 

    Will someone explain to me how George Soros has corrupted the system on a par with the Koch fucks?

  10. DerHundistlos on Sun, 17th Dec 2017 9:21 pm 

    @ Speed Racer


  11. Apneaman on Sun, 17th Dec 2017 10:02 pm 

    GSR, you are lost in your stupid fucking American monkey politics – all y’all suck and are guilty.

    The libtards are bad on many things, real bad, but the consevertards are complete and total fucking idiots with primitive iron age religious ideals. Beyond dumb. And they are fucking boring too.

    The entire system is shot and completely outdated. 19th century ideals in the 21st century super highly complex society that is part of an even greater complex mega global civilization.

    Here is the biggest US taxpayer funded welfare queen in the history of the world and I never hear any right leaning small govenment taxpayers bitching about it. The Biggest BIG GOVERNMENT welfare program of them all and not one fucking word from the small government consevatards ever. Nope, only when it’s a black welfare queen. Stop fucking hiding behind that shit GSR and just come out and say it. Get out of the racism closet chicken shit.

    The US Military Is the Biggest “Big Government” Entitlement Program on the Planet

    This belligerent cash machine has Uncle Sam caught in a strange cycle of taxpayer-funded dependence that may ultimately be the most expensive — and least productive — jobs program in human history.

    BTW, there is nothing more boring & unoriginal than a man bitching about his taxes. With the exception of royalty and the .01% everyone of us who has worked for a living since civilization began (10’s of billions of humans) has had to pay the tax – you ain’t nothing special. Get over it.

  12. Shortend on Sun, 17th Dec 2017 10:12 pm 

    Maybe Speed racer is thinking about Madonna and Angelina Jolie? Now, do I feel the same?
    At least their intentions are for the good.
    On Friday, Angelina Jolie brought along four of her children to accompany her to the 2017 United Nations Correspondents Association Awards at Cipriani Wall Street, where Jolie was honored as the 2017 UNCA Global Citizen of the year.

    The 42-year-old actress wore an elegant fitted black strapless dress — that had a surprise white satin train in the back — which she accessorized with a pair of black elbow-length gloves
    ‘Wish time could stand still’: Madonna recreates baby shoot with daughter Lourdes, 21, as she shares a touching montage of her six children

    he first she dedicated to her four youngest children, all of whom she adopted from Malawi.

    ‘Wish they Never Had to Grow Up!!! Or lose their Innocence,’ she captioned the clip

    t featured son David Banda, 12, daughter Mercy James, 11 and adorable five-year-old twins Esther and Stella, who she adopted earlier this year.

    The snaps featured were taken inside Madonna’s luxurious homes, as well as the foursome’s simpler East African origins.

    Oh well, I’m certainly not going to grip about some lucky ones winning life’s lottery

  13. Cloggie on Sun, 17th Dec 2017 10:48 pm 

    “Humans are no more in charge of their breeding desires than any of their other behaviours.”

    Unlike you of course, who “choose not to have children” (more likely was the ape dumped because she didn’t fancy his constant strangulation urge)

    “Every belief, religious, political racial superiority”

    Hahaha, what a f* hypocrit!

    Apneaman on Tue, 28th Feb 2017 10:58 am

    “Da Jews R # 1 Da Jews R # 1 Da Jews R # 1 Da Jews R # 1 Da Jews R # 1 Da Jews R # 1 Da Jews R # 1”

  14. Cloggie on Sun, 17th Dec 2017 10:53 pm 

    Apneaman is just as a tribal monkey like everybody else.

  15. Go Speed Racer on Sun, 17th Dec 2017 11:39 pm 

    Howdy Mr. Der Honda Toast,
    Yep… if I speak truth, everybody
    gets shocked.

    Like when I explain that if we all
    set sofa’s on fire, it would solve
    our energy crisis, fully renewable
    because there is always more old sofa’s.

    And ya, Sleep Apnea said it first, but
    bitches like Hillary are responsible
    for the destruction of civilization.
    Cause they attack white males and
    make sure there aren’t any domestic
    children, just ISIS immigrants.

  16. GregT on Mon, 18th Dec 2017 12:03 am 

    “Apneaman is just as a tribal monkey like everybody else.”

    The biggest difference? Apnea tells the truth. Most tribal monkeys prefer to cling to false narratives. Like one of the more ridiculous ones, about ‘renewable’ energy saving humanity from the consequences of a surplus in energy. Especially considering the fact that there was never such a thing as ‘renewable’ energy to begin with.

    That would be more tribal monkey talk.

  17. Cloggie on Mon, 18th Dec 2017 12:34 am 

    Greg understands history and power structure and kosher machinations better than most of the rest here, but is fatalistic about it and remains fascinated by and loyal to his guru (((apneaman))), because he tells Greg exactly what he wants to hear, namely that it is all coming down.

    Whatever floats your boat Greg. Oh and renewable energy and tribalism are completely unrelated.

    What is this forum anyway… some XXL Jonestown, where “plans” are developed that 6 billion need to go? I thought I was the

    And Davy keeps on claiming that Greg is a “nationalist”.lol

    Hilarious that the trio {makati, Greg, Davy} think all the same… they WANT collapse, mock anybody who thinks otherwise, yet go at each others throat 24/7. Bizarre.

    I see it as a symptom of the total despair of these gentleman with the fate of Anglosphere. Forgive me for being so upbeat, exactly because of it. Fine with me, roll over and die.

    De een zijn dood, de ander zijn brood

    “The one his death, the other his bread” (in Dutch it rhymes)

    Step out of the way you prairie dwellers, Europe and its grandeur are back.rofl

  18. Makati1 on Mon, 18th Dec 2017 12:47 am 

    Cloggie, they are correct, it IS all coming down. As net energy declines so will the world you and I have lived in. You dream of all those techie ideas we are bombarded with daily, but not one will be proven to accomplish even 50% of their claims.

    You seem to not be able to accept that ALL renewables require FF input in the many steps to use and replacement. ALL. After the collapse, there will not be a financial system left to put your dreams in place in time to prevent the 3rd world future from happening to you, and, eventually, the end of humanity at the hands of climate change and/or nuclear war.

    Take your blinders off for a day and look around with an open mind. You will see the real world is much different than the one you profess to exist. I don’t like it either, but it is all we have and will have. Today is the best it will ever be. Enjoy it. Happy Holidays!

  19. GregT on Mon, 18th Dec 2017 12:49 am 


    Stop, and think.

    You’re letting your emotions get in the way of rational thought. You are far more than capable of rising above that crap.

  20. Davy on Mon, 18th Dec 2017 3:55 am 

    “they WANT collapse, mock anybody who thinks otherwise, yet go at each others throat 24/7. Bizarre.”

    Tulip, I am honest with the science and math and you are not. You peddle agenda based upon a revised past and a fantasy future of renewables and a resulting golden European age. This resulting Euro Empire of Paris Berlin Moscow. You are a sick hegemonic desire. You are a self-promoter and attack others who don’t like your racism and personal advancement. I think the bizarre is on you.

  21. MASTERMIND on Mon, 18th Dec 2017 11:22 am 

    Cloggie you are never going to get your nazi takeover sorry. And its the economy’s fault you are so poor not mass immigration. Europe’s economic growth the last decade just like the US has been near great depression levels. So stop hating because an migrant could most likely work circles around you…Adapt or die Clogg….

  22. Cloggie on Mon, 18th Dec 2017 1:21 pm 

    And its the economy’s fault you are so poor not mass immigration. Europe’s economic growth the last decade just like the US has been near great depression levels

    You haven’t a clue about anything. Growth in Holland is spectacular…

    …just like in the rest of the EU. All the economic parameters are in the green. Listen to the manager of the largest money bag in the capitalist world about what he has to say about the economic potential of your Mother Civilization:

    Amsterdam Airport is now the largest airport in the world in terms of starts and landings…

    …and zooming in on Paris and post-Brexit London:

    And we are catching up with the US in agrarian exports:

    There is now money for everything and as a bonus wind developers are fighting to be allowed to build offshore wind parks for naught, one GW after another.

    Life is good in Europe and especially in Holland.

  23. Cloggie on Mon, 18th Dec 2017 1:39 pm 

    Dutch right-wing politician Thierry Baudet chosen politician of the year in the Netherlands. Last year it was the other populist Geert Wilders, who I voted for. Could very well vote for Baudet next time.

    Here Baudet interviewed in Miami:

  24. Hello on Mon, 18th Dec 2017 1:56 pm 

    >>>> Life is good in Europe and especially in Holland

    That’s not true, CLog. More money doesn’t make for a better life. There are many a small things that make life enjoyable, that money can’t buy. Money is a brute that stomps over those small things.

  25. Apneaman on Mon, 18th Dec 2017 2:16 pm

    AP Exclusive: Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation

    “Without the snow and the cold in the places in the States where it’s normally cold, we have to travel over here and find a place on a glacier to get a couple of jumps off,” said Jon Lillis, world champion in aerials skiing. “Something that terrifies every winter athlete daily is the fact that the conditions are not as good as they used to be. You see videos of people skiing on glaciers back in the ’80s and ’70s, and half of that glacier doesn’t even exist anymore.”

    Oh no, now the Olympic committee, ski hills & all their employees and Olympic athletes are in on the hoax. QUICK! call trump so he can send out another censorship squad.

  26. MASTERMIND on Mon, 18th Dec 2017 3:05 pm 

    As M. King Hubbert (1962) show, Peak Oil is about discovering less oil, and eventually producing less oil due to lack of discovery

    Oil Shortage Feared by 2020 as Discoveries Fall to Record Low – Wall Street Journal

    Peak Oil Vindicated by the IEA

  27. ________ on Mon, 18th Dec 2017 5:07 pm 

    Breeding rights are earned in every species except pigapes

  28. ________ on Mon, 18th Dec 2017 5:09 pm 

    Apneafag needs to shove some glaciers up his cancerous ass

  29. Sissyfuss on Mon, 18th Dec 2017 8:45 pm 

    I think Clogeggnog has been into Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin, in the spirit of the season of course. Proost, Cloggensloshed.

  30. Cloggie on Tue, 19th Dec 2017 12:59 am

    “Een pikketanussie gaat er altijd in”

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