…It’s about scaring people. In fact, if you take these people to some of these really polluted places, you could scare them even more. You’re thinking that these people are attacking the United States as the problem and we gotta change life in the United States, which is what the Democrats want to do. The reason they want to do that is simple, power for themselves. They need to disempower as many Americans as possible to achieve their own power objectives as people that run your life, my life, and government. – Rush Limbaugh 9/6/19
From BusinessInsider.com via MSN.com…
During a climate change town hall hosted by CNN, a teacher named Martha Readyoff brought up population growth and said that while she recognised it’s a “poisonous” topic for politicians she felt it was “reasonable” to bring up in the context of discussions on climate.
“Empowering women and educating everyone on the need to curb population growth seems a reasonable campaign to enact,” said Readyoff, going on to ask Sanders if he would be “courageous enough to discuss the issue.”
“Well, Martha, the answer is yes,” Sanders said. “The answer has everything to do with the fact that women in the United States of America, by the way, have a right to control their own bodies, and make reproductive decisions.”
“The Mexico City agreement which denies American aide to those organisations around the world that allow women to have abortions or even get involved in birth control to me is totally absurd,” Sanders added. “So I think, especially in poor countries around the world where women do not necessarily want to have large numbers of babies, and where they can have the opportunity through birth control to control the number of kids they have, is something I very, very strongly support.”
Sanders was widely criticised by conservatives on social media over his comments, highlighting how thorny this issue is – particularly in the US, where abortion continues to be a hotbed political topic.
In response to the Vermont senator’s remarks, Steve Guest, the rapid response director for the GOP, tweeted: “Bernie Sanders: abort poor babies for population control.”
Similarly, CNN host S.E. Cupp in a tweet said, “Let’s just state for the record: talking about needing ‘population control’ through ABORTION for the sake of CLIMATE is talking about EUGENICS. The fact that @BernieSanders is willing to entertain this vile idea is not only disgusting, it should be disqualifying.”
Indeed, when people hear the phrase “curb population growth” in can conjure up thoughts of eugenics, China’s controversial one-child policy, and Malthusianism.
But there’s also a fair amount of research that backs up the notion improving access to birth control and voluntary family planning could help slow global warming.
For example, a 2010 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences that examined the link between population growth and carbon emissions found “slowing population growth could provide 16-29% of the emissions reductions suggested to be necessary by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change.”
And a 2017 study from Lund University found having fewer children was among four high-impact ways to reduce carbon emissions in addition to living without a car, avoiding aeroplane travel, and eating a vegetarian diet.
“I knew this was a sensitive topic to bring up,” study co-author Kimberly Nicholas said on NPR’s Morning Edition in July 2017. “Certainly it’s not my place as a scientist to dictate choices for other people. But I do think it is my place to do the analysis and report it fairly.”
Along these lines, experts have repeatedly pointed to improving access to contraceptives – especially in poorer countries that are more likely to bear the brunt of climate change – as a way to help slow global warming while also making it easier for communities to adjust to its impact.
Clive Mutunga, a PHE technical advisor for the Office of Population and Reproductive Health at the US Agency for International Development, in 2016 told the Wilson Centre: “Investing in family planning and reproductive health care is one of the ways that [we] can help families, individuals, and communities to better adapt to the effects of climate change.”
The UN projects the global population will grow from 7.7 billion in the present day to 9.7 billion in 2050. Based on the UN’s projections and data from British risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft a recent analysis from Time found the 10 countries most vulnerable to climate change will experience population booms in the coming decades.
Though less developed countries emit far less carbon emissions than wealthy nations like the US, they are far more at risk of being negatively affected by global warming and its byproducts.
This helps explain why curbing population growth, albeit a sensitive issue, is becoming a central aspect of discussions on climate change.
Tell me, gentle readers, does it shock you that avowed socialist Bernie Sanders is coldly suggesting ending human lives in the womb for the sake of a pseudoscience which nobody has EVER proven to actually be a FACT?
Isn’t it fascinating how the Liberals’ ongoing crusade against “Climate Change” has become an excuse to install a Marxist Government in America?
“Professional Socialist” Bernie Sanders never needs an excuse to promote cradle-to-grave governmental control over the lives of American Citizens but, with Thursday night’s advice for millennials, he was able to combine the pseudoscience of Climate Change with Population Control, such as is mandated in Communist China.
According to TheFederalist.com,
For thousands of years, China didn’t have a population policy. Traditional Chinese culture believes that having many children is a blessing from heaven. Even after Communists took over China in 1949, Chairman Mao continued to encourage Chinese women to have as many babies as possible, because more babies meant more future foot-soldiers for his Communist Revolution. Under his rule, China’s population grew from 660 million in 1961 (after the Chinese famine) to 930 million in 1976.
When Mao passed away in 1976, he left China in such economic shambles that China’s per capita GDP was merely $162, only slightly better than Bangladesh ($142) but worse than Afghanistan ($200). Chinese leaders believed China’s economy couldn’t support a population any larger. By 1979, China’s population grew to 980 million and Chinese leaders decided to implement the one-child policy in order to curb population growth.
…The Chinese government finally relaxed the one-child policy in 2015 by telling the Chinese people, “now you are allowed to have two kids.” The Chinese government didn’t make this change out of any benevolence towards its people, but out of cold calculation of statistics: China’s working age population is shrinking and there is a huge gender imbalance. All are directly caused by the 35-year-old one-child policy.
As heard during the Friday edition of his nationally syndicated radio program, Rush Limbaugh, had this opinion about Sanders and company’s combining of Birth Control and Climate Change…
Now, those of you who have been regular listeners here from the get-go I’m sure will remember all of the stories that I’ve shared with you over the course of the past three decades where climate wackos, environmentalist wackos literally believe that humanity is the problem. We are not part of nature. We’re somehow separate from nature. Animals are natural. Insects are natural. Plants and animals and so forth, they’re natural.
Water is natural. Dirt, rocks, all that stuff, that’s natural. We’re not. We are somehow… We’ve been introduced as aliens in all this, and we’re destroying it, and so the only way to really save the planet is to get rid of people. Then Paul Ehrlich came out with his book in the seventies called The Population Bomb predicting that by the year 2000 the planet would not be able to feed over half the population of the planet. He was dead wrong about it! He’s still an oracle. He’s still considered an expert at Stanford University.
So as each of these predictions are wildly wrong and are inaccurate, they double down and triple down and make even crazier predictions. Bernie Sanders literally proposed mass abortion as a means of population control. In another rally, he told a mother to “shut up” a crying thing. These people, folks, I’m telling you, they are a step away… They’re proposing mass suicide, is what they’re doing. Mass abortion is mass suicide! They’re scaring people into thinking there’s no reason to live! And then they want to get into mass slaughter!
All of this for the climate. All of this to save the planet.
“Climate Change” and Marxism have a lot in common. They both seek to limit people’s personal freedom and neither one of them have ever been proven to be viable. They both remain theories.
They also both require a great deal of arrogance to be absorbed as a belief…the kind of arrogance which enables to believe to accept the falsehood that he or she is their own god, cable of controlling the Earth’s weather and judging how much freedom an individual should have to control their own daily lives and destiny.
The Far Left champions of Democratic Socialism or “The New Bolsheviks” as I have dubbed them, are no less dangerous than the original ones who did the bidding of Vladimir Lenin by overthrowing the Czar and installing Marxist Theory in the form of Communism as the governing rule of law in Russia.
Today’s Far Left Democratic Party, as exemplified by “Professional Socialist” Bernie Sanders, wish to exchange our American Liberty for the fascism and subjugation of Marxism, self-assured that they will finally be the ones to make it “work”.
The late great Slim Pickens, as Major T. J. Kong in Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove”, finally got that nuclear bomb his plane was carrying to work…but he had to ride it to Hell in order to do it.
If the before-mentioned “Professional Socialist” Bernie Sanders and his fellow travelers ever gain control of our Sovereign Nation, America will go on that same ride.
Until He Comes,