The Essay might, undoubtedly, have been rendered much morecomplete by a collection of a greater number of facts inelucidation of the general argument. But a long and almost totalinterruption, from very particular business, joined to a desire(perhaps imprudent) of not delaying the publication much beyondthe time that he originally proposed, prevented the Author fromgiving to the subject an undivided attention. He presumes,however, that the facts which he has adduced, will be found, toform no inconsiderable evidence for the truth of his opinionrespecting the future improvement of mankind. As the Authorcontemplates this opinion at present, little more appears to himto be necessary than a plain statement, in addition to the mostcursory view of society, to establish it.
Question stated—Little prospect of a determination of it, fromthe enmity of the opposing parties—The principal argumentagainst the perfectibility of man and of society has never beenfairly answered—Nature of the difficulty arising frompopulation—Outline of the principal argument of the essay
I look forward to seeing humanity free someday of the tyranny of Christianity no less than Capitalism." 10 Margaret Sanger eventually embraced not only communism but theosophy as well.
Full documentation on these subjects will be found in my soon-to-be-published book, "None Dare Call It Genocide." At this point let me simply offer a few examples of the views expressed by those who publicly advocate population reduction and/or genocide.
David Graber, a research biologist with the National Park Service, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times Book Review Section, October 22, 1989, as saying:"Human happiness and certainly human fecundity are not as important as a wild and healthy planet.
The different ratios in which population and food increase—Thenecessary effects of these different ratios of increase—Oscillation produced by them in the condition of the lowerclasses of society—Reasons why this oscillation has not been somuch observed as might be expected—Three propositions on whichthe general argument of the essay depends—The different statesin which mankind have been known to exist proposed to be examinedwith reference to these three propositions.
In a short essay, it might be difficult to tackle the cause and all of the many effects of a big event like the Great Depression. To narrow a cause and effect topic down to a manageable size, ask yourself…
The following Essay owes its origin to a conversation with afriend, on the subject of Mr. Godwin's Essay, on avarice andprofusion, in his Enquirer. The discussion, started the generalquestion of the future improvement of society; and the Author atfirst sat down with an intention of merely stating his thoughtsto his friend, upon paper, in a clearer manner than he thought hecould do in conversation. But as the subject opened upon him,some ideas occurred, which he did not recollect to have met withbefore; and as he conceived, that every, the least light, on a topic sogenerally interesting, might be received with candour, hedetermined to put his thoughts in a form for publication.
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It very rarely happens that the nominal price of labouruniversally falls; but we well know that it frequently remainsthe same, while the nominal price of provisions has beengradually increasing. This is, in effect, a real fall in theprice of labour; and during this period, the condition of thelower orders of the community must gradually grow worse andworse. But the farmers and capitalists are growing rich from thereal cheapness of labour. Their increased capitals enable them toemploy a greater number of men. Work therefore may be plentiful;and the price of labour would consequently rise. But the want offreedom in the market of labour, which occurs more or less in allcommunities, either from parish laws, or the more general causeof the facility of combination among the rich, and its difficultyamong the poor, operates to prevent the price of labour fromrising at the natural period, and keeps it down some time longer;perhaps till a year of scarcity, when the clamour is too loud, andthe necessity too apparent to be resisted.
Rather than utilizing the proven public health methods used with all other illnesses, advocates of population control continue to promote both hedonistic sex education and condom distribution.
In his "An Essay on the Principle of Population," Malthus wrote:"All children born, beyond what would be required to keep up the population to a desired level, must necessarily perish, unless room may be made for them by the deaths of grown persons ...Therefore ...we should facilitate, instead of foolishly and vainly endeavoring to impede, the operations of nature in producing this mortality..." 32
I personally believe that God expects each and every of us to become involved in the affairs of this world until He returns.
Paul from Ephesians 6:11-12 - "For we struggle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the forces of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
End Notes:1) Copies of the material obtained in Elberton, Georgia, on The Georgia Guidestones, and a four-audio-tape set on "Population Control" are available from Radio Liberty: P.O.