This post could be based on the current Obamacare repeal vote, but it really goes way beyond that and encompasses stuff on both “sides” of the political aisle (I mean, there are Democrats who are in bed with Big Pharma, etc.). I have felt for a long time that a long-term goal for some of the people who run this planet is to encourage the reduction of the population. There are plenty of think-pieces and white-papers and so on by “reputable sources” (going back many decades) arguing for the limitation of population growth.
And the thing is, the basic premise—making sure that there aren’t more humans on the planet than resources—makes sense logically. And perhaps with the new technologies, innovations, and so forth we really can adequately provide for all the people in the world. But I look at the history of the human race—a history often marked by greed, stupidity, short-sightedness, and cruelty—and I question whether these population-reducing goals will be necessarily carried out in an enlightened and transparent manner.
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