There are billions of people in the world who are unaware of a growing crisis and a ticking time bomb in their midst. The population bomb is like a deadly out-of-control cancer that shuts down the organs of an otherwise healthy body. There are many warning symptoms long before the fatal outcome is reached. A period of “slow death” is experienced in the beginning where human values disintegrate. Food and water shortages, land depletion, climate change and mass pollution are unmistakable symptoms of the population bomb.
Politicians and many “do-gooder” religious organizations are mostly involved in dealing with the “symptoms” of the population bomb and are not concerned with the disease itself. It is the blind leading the blind. These leaders completely ignore the source of the crisis. Politicians tell people only what people want to hear. The religious organizations let misplaced emotions lead them to fanatical lengths in trying to save all humanity at the expense of the environment.
When the water is not fit to drink, and the air is not fit to breathe, many people awaken for the first time and acknowledge the effects of the population bomb. All of their lives, many people have been duped into believing that “human expansion” is a good thing and that progress is measured by how much civilization is spread around the world. This so-called “progress” has caused poisons and contaminates to be mined from beneath the earth to be used to defile and pollute the surface of the earth. People have created their own artificial world at the expense of the earth’s natural resources.
Because of self-centered misguided leaders, the majority of people have been led astray. The fact
is, there are too many people in the world, and conditions will get a lot worse unless the problem is addressed and soon. Birth control is the only sensible solution to the problem of “human overpopulation”. The question remains, will ignorant and apathetic people practice birth control?
To diffuse the population bomb, all the nations of the world have to diligently practice birth control. Women have to take preventative methods to stop having babies. Every baby that is born is another threat to the environment; that infant has to be fed, clothed and taken care of at the expense of the earth's natural resources. When all of the billions of babies that are being born are added up, the results are catastrophic. The earth cannot long support this uncontrollable deluge of humanity.
Man pollutes his environment, and this trash buildup has escalated to the point of contaminating large regions of the earth’s surface. A trash pile larger than the state of Texas is floating in the Pacific Ocean and continues to grow as nations dump more trash into the oceans.
As of this time, 2016, the so-called leaders of the world are continuing to ignore the population bomb. Backward and barely civilized countries are devastating the environment like the pioneers in America did, never facing up to the real crisis of human overpopulation.
When people are crowded together, it only makes a more volatile world of discontent, violence and wars; human values disintegrate, and people flounder in a state of mass confusion without realizing the real source of their afflictions. The population bomb is exploding before the very eyes of dumbfounded politicians and clergyman who are only misleading the people and doing nothing to avert the catastrophic conditions of human overpopulation.
Educating people about birth control is a monumental problem. Even women who live their lives in squalid conditions are continuing to have babies in a world where mass starvation is eminent. The values of these people are so distorted that they cannot see the overpopulated world as it really is. The most of these women believe having babies is good and ignore all of the bad consequences of their actions.
The accumulative buildup of the population bomb comes not only from a runaway birth rate but also from all of the scientific advances that have saved people from numerous diseases. The population buildup also comes from an increased food supply through modern agriculture. It could be that these scientific advances have disillusioned world leaders about the real threat of “too many” people on this planet.
Trying to “outrun” the population bomb will be a losing race for all humanity. The inevitable consequences of robbing the natural environment for the sake of trying to save an exploding human population will end in disaster.
If the human race acted now and cut off the extravagant birth rate, some of the natural environment could be saved. If people can be educated to see that “humanity” is a bad thing when it causes other life forms to become extinct because of “too many” people, it would be a step in the right direction. People need to understand that all the plants and animals of this world need a place and space of their own where they can propagate and flourish without being destroyed by humanity. If people really understood what is at stake here, there would be a universal agreement that birth control should be enforced in every nation of the world.
--Marlin O. Wallace