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Green eugenics, euthanasia or extermination?

Published 26th October 2009 - 7 comments - 1257 views -

When the British Guardian comes up with headlines such as "Fewer British babies would mean a fairer planet", one automatically reaches for the sick bag, but because it's the Guardian, one is used to the crazed, the bizarre, the awful and the plain daft masquerading as journalism.

Still, the final paragraph does give this reader the shivers: "Some scientists, the German chancellor's adviser, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber among them, say that if the cuts are not achieved, we will end up with a planet with a 'carrying capacity' of just 1bn humans. If so, we need to start cutting back population now with methods that offer a humane choice — before it happens the hard way." Cutting back population! Before it happens the hard way! German!

Any ideology that sees children as the enemy is perverse and dangerous. Not content with preaching apocalypse, Green extremists like Alex Renton are now flirting with a kind of Pol Pot utopianism. Ugh!

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Lara on 26th October 2009:

Great minds think alike ( I wasn’t sure how seriously to take that article!

Vitezslav Kremlik on 26th October 2009:

Eamon, why the surprise. Already the “Limits to Growth” the bible of environmentalism (1972) from the Club of Rome said, that we must reduce population of this planet.

A fine selection of depopulation quotes here

One example: “The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries’ shares within their regional limits. Control of population size might remain the responsibility of each government, but the Regime would have some power to enforce the agreed limits.”
Obama’s Science czar John P. Holdren: From a book he helped write ‘Ecoscience’.

The environmentalism apparently sees children as a type of pollution. Amazing ideology.

Nanne Zwagerman on 26th October 2009:

It baffles me that the green movement hasn’t yet been able to push through the case on population when the case is so blindingly obvious: all you have to care about is access to contraceptives. All you have to do is give women the freedom to control their own reproduction. And they will do it! As if automatically. You get female empowerment, reduction of poverty and lower environmental impact all in one handy rubber package.

P.S.: Klaus Richter, climate hero.

Eamonn Fitzgerald on 27th October 2009:

Lara, well done! You are pumping out the posts. I can’t keep up with you!

Vitezslav, I continue to be surprised, and shocked, by what passes for accepttable attidudes to human life among our elites.

Nanne, the problem is that some of the Neo-Malthusians advocating birth control see humans as intrinsically evil. Their vision of environmental degradation to the point of ecological collapse blinds them to the fact that humans are also capable of innovating their way out of much of the trouble they keep causing.

Benno Hansen on 27th October 2009:

Did I just read a TH!NK blogger do a way below the belt punch connotating to Nazi Germany!? Damn what’s next?

And you are attacking the comment headline in this manner which of course requires neglecting the actual subject of the argument (that if we don’t solve this issue soon people will die in whatever way nature will have it).

Or did I just misunderstand something here? I hope so.

Eamonn Fitzgerald on 27th October 2009:

Benno, in the big bad world out there, perception plays a very important role. As a result, in the presentation of ideas, the message and the messenger are often given equal weight, whether we like it or not. So, when a provocateur like Alex Renton equates fewer British babies as opposed to say, Danish or Chinese children, with a fairer planet, he knows he’s pressing certain buttons, and when he uses a quote by a German politician saying that “we need to start cutting back population now with methods that offer a humane choice” he knows that history will inevitably rear its head. How could it be any other way?

But as I have pointed out in other posts and comments, environmental extremism will not win over a confused and suspicious public. Renton and his like frighten people and give the impression that environmentalism is the domain of fundamentalists.

Oh, and one final thing. I am not interested in politically-correct speech. My role model is George Orwell.

Benno Hansen on 27th October 2009:

Fair enough.

“environmental extremism will not win over a confused and suspicious public”

One thing you are certainly right about. In fact, two articles ago I myself snapped from an overdose of hippies - you probably missed it wink

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