In an astonishing editorial the left-leaning West Virginia Gazette (part of the Charleston Gazette) has called for widespread sterilizations to cull “the global manswarm” driving global warming.
Claiming that “Overpopulation is the root cause of pollution and other environmental menaces ravaging the biosphere” the editorial cited as inspiration a recent National Geographic special edition on the world’s seventh billion inhabitant. The National Geographic article was designed to break the “taboo” that supposedly prevents people discussing overpopulation and how to deal with it (a taboo so strict that every newspaper in the world seems to be discussing it now, asking if global warming can be tackled without tackling overpopulation).
It certainly seems to have done that, stirring up deeply unpleasant sentiments from supposedly liberal publications like the West Virginia Gazette which said that whilst white, Western nations were being responsible about reproduction, foreigners abroad were starting to “swarm”, and said “ruthless measures” were needed:
Noticeably, little human growth occurs in prosperous First World societies, where well-educated people have brushed aside church taboos against birth control and keep family size small. But huge expansion continues in impoverished, less-educated, Third World countries, especially in Africa.
China imposed a drastic one-child-per-family crackdown and curbed its runaway upsurge. Bloating India has imposed decades of sterilization, paying low-income men a week’s wage as a bonus if they get quick vasectomies in mass clinics. These are ruthless measures — but necessary.
National Geographic warns that regions of the world will become hellish — “some parts of it are hellish today” — without major action.
More birth control, more sterilization — plus more education and prosperity — these are urgently needed to halt humanity’s lemminglike rush toward misery.
West Virginia Gazette. Editorial. Swarm: Exploding Humanity.
Note the title of the editorial: “Swarm: Exploding Humanity”. That’s how they see those irresponsible people in Africa and Asia. Unlike the nice Western people in America and Europe, who they note aren’t over-breeding, people in Africa and Asia are a “swarm” that is “exploding”.
Whilst many normal people will condemn the calls by the West Virginia Gazette for “more sterilization” and “ruthless measures” seeing it as tantamount to fascism, it is a sign of the sort of moral climate now being generated around the increasingly intertwined issues of overpopulation and global warming that such calls are becoming more and more open.
This is the real face of the Malthusian movement.