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by Dr. Tim Ball on May 5, 2011
The major target for the Club of Rome was a population that was improving quality of life, health, and the pursuit of happiness. It argued this was achieved by the unsustainable exploitation of resources and destruction of nature. As they explain,
If the present growth trends in world population, industrialization, pollution, food production, and resource depletion continue unchanged, the limit to growth on this planet will be reached sometime within the next one hundred years.
It’s now 40 years on, and the predicted end is nowhere in sight despite efforts to amplify, distort, and falsify evidence. It is as wrong as all the other predictions that various members of the Club made, especially the population predictions of Paul Ehrlich and John Holdren. In 1971, Ehrlich recommended reducing US population from its then 205 million because it was unsustainable. Pursuit of the goals is more active than ever as members control national and international finances and economies, hold political offices, or work through many private agencies under the guise of saving the planet. It is not a conspiracy, but pursuit of a political philosophy that has failed everywhere and anywhere it was tried.
Gradually They Put Pieces In Place
The doomsday philosophy believes that everything is spiraling out of control, and on such a scale that only government can deal with the problems. The Obama administration, especially those who are members of the Club of Rome, clearly pursue this belief. John Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology was an active member publishing with Ehrlich the frightening 1977 work Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment. The book proposed total government control:
Perhaps those agencies, combined with UNEP and the United Nations population agencies, might eventually be developed into a Planetary Regime—sort of an international superagency for population, resources, and environment.
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.
One writer summarizes the way such population control would occur as follows:
• Women could be forced to abort their pregnancies, whether they wanted to or not;
• The population at large could be sterilized by infertility drugs intentionally put into the nation’s drinking water or in food;
• Single mothers and teen mothers should have their babies seized from them against their will and given away to other couples to raise;
• People who “contribute to social deterioration” (i.e. undesirables) “can be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility” — in other words, be compelled to have abortions or be sterilized.
Holdren and Ehrlich have disavowed these statements claiming they were part of a college textbook used to teach about energy policies. In his confirmation hearings, Holdren told Senator David Vitter (R – LA) that he no longer considers it a role of government to determine an optimum population. So why is this a continuing issue?
First, Obama misled the US electorate into believing he was a moderate democrat, and now his socialist agenda is fully exposed. Second is the appointment of people fully immersed in socialism and the philosophies of the Club of Rome, who will follow Obama’s lead and pursue what they denied or obscured at their appointments. Of course, many were simply executive appointments that bypassed any vetting process. Third, the global strategy to use global warming and climate change as the basis for world government with total control continues unabated and essentially unreported.