Saturday, September 16, 2006

Al Gores past inconvenient statements

One of the inconvenient facts not being reported by the usual suspects and the msm is Al Gores desire for "population control" including abortion and birth control for poor countries ,this fervent desire is also one of the main ideals of the peak oil industry as we mentioned here

This from William Stanton and Colin Campbell of peak oil inc

To those sentimentalists who cannot understand the need to reduce UK population from 60 million to about 2 million over 150 years, and who are outraged at the proposed replacement of human rights by cold logic, I would say “You have had your day, in which your woolly thinking has messed up not just the Western world but the whole planet, which could, if Homo sapiens had been truly intelligent, have supported a small population enjoying a wonderful quality of life almost for ever. You have thrown away that opportunity.”

The Darwinian approach, in this planned population reduction scenario, is to maximise the well-being of the UK as a nation-state. Individual citizens, and aliens, must expect to be seriously inconvenienced by the single-minded drive to reduce population ahead of resource shortage. The consolation is that the alternative, letting Nature take its course, would be so much worse.

This from Al Gore

Vice President Al Gore, warning that overpopulation fosters global warming, yesterday suggested expanding birth-control and abortion programs in developing countries to help reduce the environmental threat.

Noting that Third World nations are producing too many children too fast -- in addition to too much pollution -- Mr. Gore said it is time to ignore the controversy over family planning and cut out-of-control population growth.

While hosting about 100 TV weathermen at a White House global-warming conference, Mr. Gore was asked how to reduce population surges in developing countries that experts say will lead to a doubling of Earth's current 5.5 billion population within 40 years. After highlighting President Clinton's early decision to kill the Bush administration's so-called "Mexico City policy" that prohibited U.S. funding of overseas birth-control programs that include abortion, Mr. Gore focused on family planning and child mortality rates.

"This doesn't have to be as controversial as some people make it out to be," Mr. Gore said, offering three solutions to overpopulation.

First, he said that cutting child mortality rates will encourage families in developing countries not to have so many children.

"They count on the fact that at least some of their children will survive into adulthood and take care of them when they're old. If you have a very high child mortality rate, and a high percentage of the children die in infancy or in childbirth, then you've got to have a lot of children in order to guarantee stability and -- I mean, you know, in your old age," he explained.

The second factor is "availability of birth control information and culturally appropriate and acceptable techniques. And that's the controversial part," he said. "The third factor is the empowerment of women, socially, politically, and in the context of the family, to participate in the decisions about childbearing," said Mr. Gore, who is pro-choice.

On April 1, 1993, White House spokeswoman Dee Dee Myers told reporters that abortion was to be "part of the overall approach to population control." On May 11, 1993, State Department official Timothy Wirth told reporters that the administration was insisting on access to abortion as a reproductive choice and that foreign governments may not "hide behind the defense of sovereignty." This is nothing less than "cultural imperialism."

In a story dated January 22, 1994--the 21st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision--Steven Greenhouse reported in the New York Times that "Administration officials said that the population strategy was perhaps the most concrete sign of Vice President Al Gore's influence on foreign policy."

Al Gore subsequently led the U.S. delegation to the U.N.- sponsored International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo in 1994. The large American delegation exerted relentless pressure on representatives from developing countries to accept abortion as family planning even when it was contrary to their laws, customs, and religions. The threat to withhold U.S. foreign aid money and funds from international bodies was used as a club.

60 years since we heard similar ideals


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