a reply to: BO XIAN
I think you may not be thinking of or aware that they have a VERY RUTHLESS BOSS who will whip them all in line as they will and have any of
their underlings--by death in a flash, if that seems fitting. None of them stray very far from the goal and the chosen strategies.
Who do you think is the boss?
I have to agree with luthier on this one. I don't think there is an organized cabal planning to depopulate the planet. I really, really don't believe
that is happening. I don't think "Agenda 21" is a problem or diabolical plan to wipe out most of the world. That doesn't make any sense.
I like to believe we are working toward more sustainable practices, and yes, we can do it - but meanwhile, we have to keep doing a lot of what we have
been as we transition to those smarter technologies. I am dismayed that Solar and Wind have been so slow to catch global attention - but on the other
hand, there are square miles of solar panels erected in various places and square miles of windmills as well.....
water can be desalinated without too much trouble, but fresh water, as Cranial Sponge said, is an imminent problem. Yes, pollution is ghastly.
Slash-and-burn is also a dreadful technique (see Easter Island).
For CO2 mitigation, we need TREES. Lots and lots and lots of trees. More trees than people. Plants in the home also clean the air.
But BO, may I ask, what are your credible sources for the earnest alarm you have about this dastardly plan to kill most everyone on purpose? What
would they do with all the bodies? WHY would they decimate the population who they require to buy their goods and services to make their profits.
WHY would they want there to be only a few hundred thousand humans?
(I won't say that I'd miss most of them, but I do like having serious discussions - and also laughing with others. Laughter is, I think the best
thing about being human....it is the one universal trait that binds us all together in our souls. Tears as well - I wish people were more accepting
of emotional health and well-being as worthy goals.
There is also some merit to the eugenics idea - I think there really are
people who should not reproduce (whether due to genetic weaknesses or
other circumstantial shortcomings). Unfortunately, most of them do so at an alarming rate - and it is true that women (and men) have FOREVER known
how to avoid pregnancy.
Back in the 17th century, women used turtle shells, herbal abortifacients (which are making a comeback), and even condoms were around long long ago.
I think birth control is an important thing.