The “number one” problem in the world today is “too many” people! If the billions of people who are predicted to be born in the near future were never born, it would be a much better world. Every person who is born is another threat to the environment.
Scientists around the world are working feverishly trying to find ways to feed, clothe and house the exploding population, but they should be concentrating on birth control. The human race is painting itself into a corner of destruction by overpopulating the planet. Strict birth control laws should be legislated and enforced in all parts of the world.
Politicians are ignoring the dangers of the population bomb and are only telling people what they want to hear. Religious leaders are making the population crisis worse by preaching against birth control.
The only logical way to diffuse the population bomb is to prevent women from having babies. All of the “fertility clinics”, along with sperm and egg collectors and surrogate mothers should be outlawed. One thoroughly misguided California woman, Nadya Suleman, better known as “Octomom”, got the world’s attention about the discrepancies of these fertility institutions.
Suleman began IVF treatments in 1997 when she was 21 years old and under the care of Dr. Michael Kamrava, who later had his medical license revoked by the Medical Board of California. This woman should have never been allowed to have those 14 babies.
To understand how the population bomb was created, it is necessary to study the whole history of humanity. The philosophies, traditions and religious beliefs of people have played a dominant role in distorting human values.
People have tried to explain the spiritual world with many different religions, and this has caused mass confusion. There are reoccurring patterns in nature that indicate the existence of a spiritual world, but it is beyond the comprehension of mortal man and no amount of emotional “storytelling” will change anything.
In reality, the spiritual realm is just as mystifying and unknown today as it was in the past. The bottom line in most religions is the belief that people are vastly superior to all other animals and that the universe and everything in it was created just for humanity.
From the beginning, people had little or no respect for the environment and carelessly exploited everything in it. Through science, people were able to eliminate many diseases and other factors that had formerly kept human populations in check. People were also able to invent tools and deadly weapons, which posed a greater threat to the environment. Finally, through agriculture, people were able to feed more of the growing population.
It was ironical that the science that was saving people was also creating the population bomb. The effects of “too many” people in the world are becoming devastatingly clear with climate change, pollution and crime. Huge cesspools of slums are festering in great sprawling cities, and there are enormous trash piles where the throw-a-way garbage and junk of humanity is dumped – and this morbid environment could soon envelope the whole world.
There is no escape from the pollution of people. A huge region larger than the state of Texas is floating enormous amounts of trash in the Pacific Ocean. As more people are being crowded together, they are becoming increasingly more resentful of each other. People hate people for all their crimes against nature; people hate each other for the worsening conditions of the world.
In spite of the catastrophic consequences of human overpopulation, the majority of people, because of greed and other selfish reasons, believe that they should have children, never thinking about billions of other people who also think they should have children. The population bomb keeps right on ticking away, and the world is running out of space and people are running out of time.
--Marlin O. Wallace