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Originally posted by manganesejolt
500 million is about right. It depends on the part of the world, really.
Originally posted by Salt of the Earth
Eventually there will be some people still alive, back at their homes, raising food, trying to get along.
These are the ones you refer to as to knock off by the hit squads?
Originally posted by vcwxvwligen
reply to post by Long Lance
"Globalization" is their bad cop word. Their good cop word is "international participation/cooperation/trade/whatever," although the phrase "global economy" is used a lot by feminists, as double-speak.
Putting people to kill one another has never worked, so depopulationists probably have no choice except to starve people to death. Because of technological advances, even those about natural living, it is no longer enough just to prevent people from participating in the economy. Instead, people must be brainwashed to eat and wear the poison, and scared from living in the wilderness.
I believe that there will always be a portion of dissenters. The hegemony shames outsiders as one of many ways to validate its own existence. When there are no longer outsiders, any pre-existing internal disagreements will become exacerbated. The only way to achieve 100% cooperation is to take away the willpower and ego expression of individuals. This has been attempted through philosophical appeals (like discouraging individualism itself), as well as mind control.
In the US, mind control is achieved through the idiot box (Gossip Girls, MTV Cribs, crappy music videos), the Internet (MySpace, Facebook, Yahoo), as well as political extremism (both "left" and "right").
[edit on 1-3-2009 by vcwxvwligen]