UNFPA vs Humanity

And so far, Humanity isn’t winning this battle:

Overpopulation hysteria has real world consequences. One of these is a United Nations population control agency that goes by the name of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

Started in 1969 following a massive lobbying effort by billionaire John D. Rockefeller III, the UNFPA claims to work to “reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.” In fact, the UNFPA, like its founder, believes that the way to reduce poverty is to reduce the numbers of the poor through sterilization, contraception, and abortion campaigns.

We know.We have conducted repeated investigations of UNFPA operations around the world. We have found that, despite its soothing rhetoric about improving “reproductive health,” and “safe motherhood”—the UNFPA spends a huge chunk of its budget on soporific propaganda–the agency continues to be fixated on the numbers. We have documented its involvement in coercive population control policies in countries like China, Vietnam, Peru, and North Korea, as well as in refugee camps around the world.

Its intimate connection to China’s brutal one-child policy merits special attention. For three long decades, the Chinese government has aborted and sterilized millions of women each year. For three long decades, the UNFPA has provided financial aid, ideological encouragement, and international sanction to these abuses through its offices in Beijing and around the Chinese countryside. This shameless pattern of complicity in some of the worst human rights abuses on the planet is the chief reason why the Bush Administration, for seven years running, has refused to fund the UN agency.

We at PRI have hard evidence on the UNFPA’s involvement in coercion—videotapes, cassette tapes, written and spoken testimony from dozens of witnesses. Our information was verified by the U.S. State Department, and is accessible on our web site, as well as in our new video series: Exposure: Investigative Realism from PRI. Even Secretary of State Colin Powell, who in the past has been friendly towards the UNFPA, declared the UNFPA ineligible for U.S. funding because of its complicity in forced abortion and forced sterilization.

And now Obama, Hillary and the pro-abortion crowd will get the United States firmly behind the process of reducing the number of people in the world. Forty years after the population hysteria and with abundant evidence that the whole concept of “over-population” was non-existent and with birth rates declining towards catastrophic levels in many places, we’re still following the model of killing the unborn and discouraging parenthood. Why?

It could just be the enforced, leftwing stupidity so prevalent in our society. Once the left latches on to an idea and calls it dogma, to dissent from it in any way, shape or form means ostracism from the left and a campaign of slanders against you – so, most lefties just keep at it, no matter how far leftist theory diverges from obvious reality. The fact that if the United States were as densely populated as Japan it would have half the world’s population in it doesn’t seem to impress itself upon the mind of the left – we’re “overpopulated” and there’s an end on it. And China is, too – for crying out loud, they’ve got a billion people, so they must be overpopulated…and as Leon Trotsky once said, “we have to get over this Papistical-Quaker nonsense about the sanctity of human life”. Can’t everyone see that China is poor and it must be because of overpopulation? And except for the fact that China has far less than half the population density of Japan – which is rich, while China is poor – also doesn’t seem to break into leftwing population thinking.

There are about 57.5 million square miles of land area in the world – lets take 25% of that as absolutely uninhabitable by humans and call it 43 million square miles of land human beings could be on at any given time. If the whole world became as densely populated as Japan – where people live well and there is countryside and farmland, etc – then the population of the world would be 35,948,000,000. We’re a long way from that – and, in fact, there is no rational argument to be made that human population would ever rise that high. In other word’s, there never has been and never will be a problem with the number of human beings on the planet – there has been, on the other hand, a problem with how human beings are governed, and how they govern themselves. Had China been governed on the Japanese model there is every reason to expect that China would be as prosperous as Japan, and probably more prosperous as China has vastly more natural resources and arable land than Japan.

Greed, servility, selfishness, cowardice, tyranny – this explains poverty. But our leftists aren’t buying it. To them, its just us and if there were less of us then we’d all have more. Its either this sort of idiocy or we’ll have to fall back on the original reason for population control – getting rid of the “lesser” breeds of people via abortion and euthanasia, as Sanger’s Planned Parenthood wanted at the start (and given that PP takes donations from people saying they want black kids aborted, its not too farfetched to think that PP is still on the eugenics track). What all of this means is that those of us on the side of life have quite a battle on our hands over the next four to eight years.