Overpopulation, Eugenics + Adjacent BS (IMPORTANT DOCS №13)
Soylent, Green Dan. Brown's Inferno. Logan's. Run ready. Player one and. Idiocracy. Now. When I watch these films I'm. Reminded, of how it seems like there's just too many human beings on earth that's. Why I got this tiny house move, myself away from all those terrible, overcrowded. City streets living, here in the wilderness I've, reflected on population. Growth, there's. Just no. Room for these people. No. In, 1843. Charles, Dickens wrote a Christmas carol the story centers around the transformation. Of a man named Ebenezer Scrooge. At the beginning he was described, by Dickens as a squeezing, wrenching. Grasping. Scraping clutching. Covetous, old, sinner but. At the, end he was giving away turkeys, like that question mark suit guy claims. The government gives away grant, money, Scrooge. Was more or less the 1840s. Equivalent, of a payday lender inspired. By creditors, Dickens, own family, moved around constantly to avoid as he grew up when. A pair of altruist. Solicited, Scrooge to donate some money for, efforts to feed the poor he, rejected the idea outright. He said the poor should go to work houses, which at the time were, places, were people who couldn't support themselves could live in exchange for a job to do and, it sounds nice but it really, wasn't work. Houses, were intended, to maintain harsh, living conditions to, ensure that only the, supposedly, truly. Destitute. Would apply the, do-gooders, replied, with many. Cannot cava and many. Would rather die - which Evan eases crude shot back with they'd. Rather die they'd better do it and decrease the, surplus population which, you know makes sense I mean the world was overrun with people one hundred seventy-five, years ago when a Christmas carol was written and now we've got literally, 7.5. Times, that many people now I. Mean. Seriously, look how bad it has gotten George. Was an avatar, of various issues that Charles Dickens had with the harsh capitalist, transformation. Happening, around him and a Christmas. Carol is ultimately, a vehicle, for criticizing, those issues there's, a number of indictments, of capitalism. The society, it was creating, we can see in the character, of Ebenezer, Scrooge, but here, let's, focus on Scrooge's, usage of the term surplus. Population. In, using, this term it's established, this character, though meant to embody many of the issues to contact with society, explicitly. Agreed with the then popular ideas, a man, by the name of Thomas Malthus introduced. A few decades prior and, like I don't know I'm. Just, ironically, detached, enough, to want to hear in detail, about something Evan E's Scrooge a fictional person agreed, with an ironic I. Mean. It could be hilarious, it, was not hilarious. In. 1798. Malthus. And actually, real political, economist that Dickens, unfortunately. Didn't, make up published. A book entitled an essay, on the principle of, population in. It Malthus, asserted, that since food production, improved, people's well-being and, apparently. Happy, and healthy means perpetually, horny that an exponential, population growth, would, potentially, take place and would outpace growth in food production, eventually. According, to Malthus there, couldn't possibly be, enough food or resources. In population. Went unchecked increases, in a geometrical. Ratio, the subsistence increases. Only in an arithmetic oratio. A slight, acquaintance, with numbers, will shew the immensity of the first power in comparison, of the second, essentially. Overpopulation. As we talked about today, is the, idea that humans could multiply to a number that overwhelms. The planet Earth it's, rooted in the ideas of Malthus, who believed that humanity, had the potential, to double its population, every. 25, years he. Believed the amount of food produced up until this time was a natural, check which balanced, humanity's, growth other checks, included, things like disease, and famine and because, of combinations, of these and more factors, people, never previously, had the means to multiply at, the rate necessary, to overpopulate. However. Advances, in technology, in both food production, and medicine, quickly, overcame, that implying. That potential, could be reached soon, at least according to people who still believed in these things, Thomas. Malthus wasn't, the first person to raise a version of this concern, long, before Malthus, Plato, had expressed concerns about overpopulation. When, the world had only around 150. Million humans, living on it or less. Than 2%, of today's population, he, believed the world couldn't sustain more, than that and advocated. For a stationary. State an idea, that Malthus would adapt and advocate, for as well by, Malthus is time the world population, had grown to about 1 billion people well.
Beyond What Plato thought would be sustainable make. Him wrong. Still. Thomas, Malthus reintroduced. A popular, concern the idea that humankind, would outgrow available. Resources, telling, folks that a finite, amount of land would be incapable of supporting a population, with a supposedly, infinite, growth potential, also making. Him, wrong, over. The last six decades population. Has doubled Wow food production, on the other hand has. Tripled, at the same time we make so much food we could, feed. 141, percent of the people who exist right now that's. About ten point five billion people, we, could easily feed. Three, billion more, people without changing, anything, about, production, we. Just don't. Here's. Thomas Malthus his model not. Very, similar. Is it the, time for a Malthusian, catastrophe or. What, we came to call an event where food production, would no longer keep up with population growth matches. Up best with the growth of the baby boom which, took place after World War two through the 1960s. Because, food supply, supposedly. Only increases. Arithmetic, alee and this is a natural check on population. Malthus, predicted, that population, would then continue to grow exponentially. It. Didn't, though as you. Can see growth tapers, off and becomes linear after. The 60s, despite. Growth, in food production, outpacing. Human population. Growth and linear. Growth with more people means the birth rate actually went down more. People, having less, kids, we'll. Talk about that more later anyways. It's food, production, that's speeding up not, population. Technology. Is, actually what's, growing at an increasing, rate specifically. Technology. That feeds us, like. This amazing craft, beer this wasn't possible in the 1960s. Because. Food, production, was encouraging, so much population, growth to happen Malthus, thought it would be necessary to, regulate, the population. He believed there were only two ways this could happen either, the death rate rises, or the birth rate lowers when, Scrooge said to let the poor die off to decrease, the surplus population. It was a reflection, of the popular, interpretation. Of malthus's work just, as in today's capitalism. The port were generally, blamed for the conditions, they lived in and when, discussing this in relation, to overpopulation. It was said that helping the poor would worsen conditions for, everyone, in the long run from, an essay on the principle of, population, instead.
Of Recommending, cleanliness to, the poor we should encourage contrary. Habits, in our towns we should make the streets narrower, crowd more people into the houses, and caught the return of the plague in. The country we should build our villages near stagnant. Pools and particularly, encourage, settlements in all marshy, and unwholesome, situations. But, above all we should reprobate, specific, remedies, for ravaging, diseases, and those, benevolent, but much mistaken men. Who thought they were doing a service to mankind by projecting, schemes for the total extirpation, of particular. Disorders, if by these and similar means the annual, mortality were, increased, we, might probably every, one of us marry at the age of puberty and yet few be absolutely, starved. Allowing, the poor to live worse and, therefore, shorter, lives would, naturally, increase the death rate while quote, unquote we. Will. Live in abundance, we. Being. The obviously. Intelligent, definitely. White bourgeois, class or, you, know whatever they called it that in there as this. Bleak worldview took hold in order to preserve the workers will to work hard, it had to be tied to living better in an aspirational. Manner working. More had, to appear, to get you paid more getting. Paid more would supposedly, get you property, getting. Property, meant having appreciating. Assets, which, meant you were building wealth this, justified, the system as well as created consequences. For not being quote unquote good, enough it's. Not hard to understand, where people's perception, went with this people, thought the best among the impoverished, would rise and take a place among the obviously, intelligent, definitely. White bourgeois, class because, it happened to people like Charles Dickens as the, obviously, intelligent definitely. White bourgeois, class group, members. Would clearly have enough sense to take intentional. Measures to lower the birthrate then, the, death rate among the pores could rise because, we. Don't help those sickening, poor it feels, like the right thing to do but they overpopulate. The, world if you help them in the meantime the, obviously, intelligent definitely. White bourgeois, class could maintain and, the stupid Poor's could be left to live short sickly lives necessary, hard labor, then automation. Could come around and maybe we could just let them all die off, I ain't who knows and really, who cares. We, certainly. Don't, now. They're. Obviously, would be exceptional. People amongst, the poor like Charles, Dickens who should be raised from poverty and join the obviously. Intelligent definitely. White bourgeois, class despite, kind, of hating the obviously, intelligent definitely, by booj walk class this, system wouldn't, be fair otherwise and, this, system he's so clearly. The. Poor had to have the freedom. To become rich upward. Mobility was, there, they, just had to prove they were worthy, if. They couldn't well they, were part of the surplus population and. Looked down upon by the Scrooge's of the world as a burden, and a hindrance only. There were less of them, we, could, have a much better time here, on planet, earth if, this is starting to sound like eugenics, it's, because, it. Is, malthus's. Book was published just, at the beginning of a time when a growing consciousness, was threatening the labor situations. In the nascent Western world in, efforts to preserve the horrific institution. Of slavery as well as other forms of inexpensive. Labor both here in the US and in the UK, justifications. For hierarchy, in both class and race were sought pretty aggressively. So. Eugenics. For. Those not in the know eugenics. Is stated, to be about improving the genetic, quality of the human population or. A segment. Of it this, could and would, be practiced, in one of two ways, raising. The rates of sexual reproduction, among people with desired, traits, or reducing, the rates of sexual reproduction of people with undesired. Traits often, through marriage bans and forced sterilization the, connection, between overpopulation. Should be made obvious, in that overpopulation. Was seen as a problem of multiplying, Poor's, people, who were seen as disposable. But necessary, to perform various labor also, consider. The idea that eugenics is built on identifying. Desirable. Versus undesirable. Traits, understanding. That desire, is a subjective, human concept. And that, the prevailing, attitude at the time these ideas we're spreading was that black people were unintelligent. To the point of being subhuman. One. Can guess, who, is the most likely to be bred. Out when talking about.
Undesirable. Traits truly. A hipster, Malthus. Liked eugenics, before, it was cool by about a half century, I'll, use some of malthus's explanation. Of eugenics, before, it was called eugenics, from 1798. An essay on the principle of, population by. An attention, to breed a certain degree of improvement similar, to that among animals, might take place among, men whether. Intellect, could be communicated, may be a matter of doubt bird size strength. Beauty, complexion. And perhaps longevity. Or in a degree transmissible. As the, human race however could not be improved in this way without condemning all the bad specimens, to celibacy it is not probable that a detention to breed should ever become general. What's. Interesting here, is that he asserts the ideas, we would come to know as eugenics, probably. Wouldn't become popular, this, is a rare time I wish Malthus was right but unfortunately this one didn't affect his batting average at all he, also said that intellects, transmissibility. May. Be a matter of doubt but, it's, important, to note that he didn't rule it out and, given. He was ultimately talking, about general, concern, and public, matters, he could have easily meant, may, be hard for people to believe or perhaps swallow, let's. Also not forget Malthus. Had political opponents. Who took him to task on blaming the poor for their own exploitation. At the hands of capitalists. So it's not outlandish, to assume he may have hedged his own arguments, against charges of classism, by biological. Assertion, I look, at it this way if you've got ten people who advocate for policies, that target, the poor and marginalized hoping. To decrease, their lifespan or outright. Kill them but, one time one of them says, intelligence. May be a matter of doubt does, it really changed the overall goal, or effect of that group of ten people his. Usage, of the phrase bad, specimens. Should sound some alarms to the, ideas Malthus, espoused do necessitate. Large numbers of people to be viewed as bad, specimens. As he calls them as earlier. Stated it, is not the obviously, intelligent, definitely. White bourgeois, class that multiply. Like rabbits, it's those sad laborers, that are never gonna get anywhere so they need to fuck the pain away it's, also conveniently. For the British Empire those, quote unquote savage. People in distant, on developed, countries, that could be enslaved or live on land that is rich in resources or, perhaps provide better more convenient, trade routes we. Have to go and civilize. These people if, we're talking about the 1800s. Anyhow, nowadays. We call it spreading. Democracy, like.
Overpopulation. Eugenics, dates back to Plato apparently. No one with bad ideas actually, comes up with them on their own they just rip off the less popular, Plato deep cuts of, course Plato didn't call it eugenics, he called it something. Greek, similarly. Malthus, didn't have a word for it but he included, talk of it in his book about overpopulation, which, indicates, it's more than casually, connected, in fact I'd go further and say they're inseparable and, it, isn't hard to demonstrate their convergence, another. Field of study that emerged in the time between principle. Of population and, a Christmas carol was craniology. Craniology. Was, the brainchild of a man named Samuel, George Morton, who collected, hundreds of human skulls from the many regions, of the world after. Studying, them he claimed that he could judge the intellectual, capacity of, a race simply, by average, size of the skulls he had measured, large. Skulls, to Morton meant, a large brand, therefore. High intellectual, capacity. Also, he, believed a small skull indicated, the opposite, because bigger, is better and that's that also, also. Different. Skull shapes could dictate various. Personality. Types also also. Also this. Is all obviously wrong, both. Elephants. And whales are. Examples, of animals, with brains significantly. Larger, than ours and though, they are both smart and cool they can't really compete. Not, that it's a competition. I mean, sometimes, people say that when they feel threatened, that's, not why I said that I'm not threatened by elephants. And whales okay, I am, so much smarter than elephants. And whales, not. Threatened. Also. I probably got way bigger dick than them not. A competition though. Similarly. We have about the same brain to body mass ratio, as mice, yet, mice haven't, invented a smartphone yet that, is to say with, a small amount of critical thinking it's easy to tell that Morton's ideas, were basically, nonsense. Nevertheless. In, 1839. Morton, published crania, Americana, in which he claimed that white people had the biggest and therefore, best brains, while black, people had the smallest brands, science. He said had proven black folks are not, good brain people to use a direct quote okay, so it's not a direct quote but he, also said, the skulls were evidence that God had created all the races separately, given each specific. Irrevocable, traits and characteristics so, I don't. Need to directly quote him who. Cares, Morton. Published his work quite, a while after Malthus, his principle, of population and, though, it doesn't seem particularly, related.
When, They intersect, they, do it hard, in. 1864. Herbert, Spencer published. Principles, of biology because. It was apparently, a trend to name things principles. Of something now, Spencer, was an unapologetic, supporter. Of laissez-faire, capitalism. As he believed the struggle cause self-improvement. Which, was also something he believed to be genetically passed on Spencer's. Idea of survival. Of the fittest yes, he's the guy who came up with that his, directly, influenced, by the principle, of population Malthus. His work in fact he believed that overpopulation. Would lead specifically. To survival, of the fittest Herbert. Spencer's, writings, were known as imperative. Contributions. To scientific, racism, which, is racism. Dressed, up as science you, know like how so-called, identitarian, czar really just more branding, focused white supremacists. Except, in the 1800s, nobody was like don't claim to be racist, they, were more like find, a way to back, racism, was something that sounds like science and conjecture. Is still generally pretty accepted, so go ahead and use that like just make sure you use big words okay use, big words. Spencer. Was one of the progenitors, of social. Darwinism, what, this means is that he applied Darwin's, ideas, to the. So. Show. But. Since Darwin's theories are biological. Applying, them to the. So. Doesn't. Work. Maybe. You're not quite as dauntless, as you thought you were you're. Right. I'm. Not. I'm divergent. Also. Spencer, believed humanity, could be steered, and driven. To evolve towards, the quote, unquote ideal. Human, race because. Of course, he did the Spencerian. Take on evolution. Claims savages. Are less, evolved. And incapable. Of higher thought Spencer, also, cited crania, logical, studies of skull, size and capacity in support, of this because, again of course, he did these, ideas influenced, the eugenics, movement which was jump-started by Francis, Galton in 1869. Who, proposed the first social measures meant, to preserve or enhance biological. Characteristics. Finally, dubbing these ideas. Eugenics. He, specifically, proposed, a system of arranged marriages, between rich obviously. Intelligent definitely. White bourgeois, men and women note the binary, conceptualization. Of gender to produce the ideal. Human, race. In. 1899. Georg Fischetti Lapage published, the Aryan and his social role in which he classified, humanity, into different hierarchies. Races. Spanning. From the Aryan white race to the mediocre. And inert, Jewish. Race he. Applied eugenics, to his conceptualization. Of race as generously, as someone, who never, wants skin cancer should apply sunscreen the. Shed Dilip Uche had two ends first. The end of trade unionists, who he and his followers considered. To be quote unquote degenerate. As their, aim was to improve the conditions, of the working poor remember. According to the prevailing thought of the time the poor were genetically. Inferior and contributing. To the surplus. Population but, where have we heard the word degeneracy. Before, let's. Watch a YouTube video to find out. Let's. Watch an instructional video to learn more. The. Word degenerate, comes from the Latin prefix D which, means away from and the Latin word genus, which means race our kind so to be degenerate, is to no longer be of your race our kind and if you think this already sounds pretty flashy you. Pay attention. Second, verse shared Allah push wanted to prevent social conflict, by establishing, a fixed hierarchical. Social order with well-bred. Intelligent. Elite individuals. At the top and, a disposable, mass of people at the bottom Java. Shed Allah push became one of the leading inspirations. Of Nazi anti-semitism and. Other Nazi stalwarts. In the, hundred and one years between, an essay on the principle of, population and. The Aryan and his social, role one, big, thing worth noting happened. The, United States Civil War abolished, slavery in the country mostly. Slavery. Was a means to not just get work done for free but seen, by money as a means of controlling the populations, of supposedly, genetically, inferior races, entering, the new world considering. Labor and economics. As well as social hierarchies, it makes sense, that, these people would want reasons, to devalue, groups of human beings also fuck.
These People the, various eugenicist, c-can't, in you´d their work even, after slavery, was quote/unquote over because, even a lot of people with anti-slavery. Views, didn't, believe all humans to be created equal despite, it being the start of the second paragraph the United States Declaration of, Independence, but whatever. The. American eugenics, society, was founded in the early 20th century USU. Genesis outwardly, supported, restriction, on immigration, from nations, with, what they considered, to be inferior. Stock, and, argued. For the sterilization. Of, degenerate. And. Unfit. Individuals. For, reference this meant the mentally ill or the neurodivergent, the blind the deaf promiscuous. Women, homosexuals. And immigrants. Or racial groups between. 1907. And 1935. All but 12 states in the US had passed or were in the process of passing forced. Sterilization, laws, and just. In case you're wondering well over half had actually, already passed, them and yes. Many, progressives. Were proponents, of these laws let's. Just go ahead and say this though progressives. Were much. Bigger assholes. A century, ago because, people, in general were much bigger assholes. A century, ago I mean woman's, suffrage, had an element to white supremacy. Foreign, philanthropy, had an ulterior motive of, establishing, apparatus, of Western control and progressives. Didn't think people should be able to make their own choices about drinking, alcohol. Well progressive, attitudes, towards, government were certainly better than many not. All these. People were not removed. From their time they, were still capitalists. Who still believed in hierarchy, and all the shit the laissez-faire dopes, who popularized. These ideas, first like Spencer, and Malthus, for that matter thought, they, just also, believed, in regulation. That, alone doesn't make people good these. People are all dead, though what. Do you think people believe now hint. Most. People are different now a century, later though without, critical context, many people all over the political spectrum, unintentionally. Support the myths and assumptions we've been discussing thus far so. Early. In twentieth-century America. Over, 20,000. People were sterilized, because of their supposed genetic, inferiority, which. Included, the poor who if, they were genetically, superior could, have never been poor right, don't. You dare help them it will hurt us all move, into the wilderness away. From them do, the smart thing gears of a tailor sack they'll pay literally like eighty thousand, dollars for, it by like a hundred twenty acres of land get. The hell away from them this, world is overpopulated. And, I hate the morons who voted the way I don't like they're, both really stupid, idiots with deficient, brains, we. Have to get away from them I. Have. To get away from them now. All this, forced, sterilization, and, genetic, sorting, was in the United States before the, Third Reich happened, it should be noted that eugenics, really only became less popular because, Nazi. Germany ended, up loving that shit Adolf. Hitler had detailed, his belief and enthusiasm. For eugenics, in 1925. S mine Kampf and as, he took power he implemented, eugenic, sterilization, legislation. That had been pioneered, here in the United States much, of the master, race rhetoric, was based firmly, on ideas that had been espoused, 134. Years of in an essay, on the principle of, population by. Thomas, Malthus, overpopulation. Genius. It really seems to me that eugenics, is an unavoidable practice. If the problems, of human sustainability are. Anchored, in, overpopulation. In fact the implication, of saying, overpopulation. Is there, should be less people which brings, up a lot of questions, who, do you get rid of how, do you do it who, do you stop from having kids who do you deprive of food water resources.
And Health care to shorten lifespan do, you just kill people is, there a way to go about eugenics, that's good. Wouldn't, designer babies, be okay would it be great if we could breed out mental, illness wasn't Planned Parenthood, founded by somebody, who supported, eugenics, don't, right-wing, people try to use that to take down Planned Parenthood, well. Yeah, she. Did and they. Do but. What's weak is that instead, of saying eugenics. Isn't a good motive for Planned Parenthood's, various, services, but luckily, that's not really an acceptable, thing to believe and the Planned Parenthood of today doesn't, people, instead, defend, or even try to ignore, Margaret, Sanger trying, to act like somehow her eugenics, wasn't, the, one that had been gestating for, about a century or so before her before, we go any further it needs to be acknowledged, that this is an extremely, controversial. Topic, and that, there will be people who disagree with me here that's, fine and I don't think that you're a bad person if, you do but, I'm simply of the mind that we don't need to shine up the past, the. Past is a turd, Sanger. Had a positive, net. Effect, in several ways but I think it's worth saying that she held some really bad views, some. Have suggested that, she pretended, to have these views to popularize, contraception. Which I don't really, care to entertain, like. You, can't actually, know, a person's, motivations. Especially. When, they've, been dead for decades unless. They write them down which. She did and they. Sounded, really bad I mean, good job associating. A major moment, in body autonomy, with, the forced. Sterilization, crowd, that. Has not produced. Problem, for people advocating, for Planned Parenthood of this. I am sure, Sanger. Advocated. For negative, eugenics in, her book published, in 1920. Entitled. Woman. And the, new race which, I don't think I need to point out anything, about for. You to understand, why, it gives me the heebie jeebies negative. Eugenics and to improve human hereditary. Traits through social, intervention. By reducing, the reproduction. Of those who were considered unfit, this, was also in service, of reducing, the overall population, as here's. A surprise, Sanger. Was deeply, concerned with overpopulation. Publishing. Articles and, papers on the subject with titles like preparing. For the world crisis, in which she advocated, that no one should have babies for five years so the population, could quote unquote write itself and giving, speeches entitled. Overpopulation. And war, in. A speech she gave titled, the morality of birth control she, divided society, into three groups, educated. And informed a, designation. That regulated, the size of their families, intelligent. And responsible, who wanted to do family planning but lacked the means and knowledge and. Irresponsible. And reckless people, they, were just banging all the time with no dong bags, according. To Sanger, there is no doubt in the minds of all thinking, people that the procreation, of this group should be stopped. She also endorsed exclusionary, immigration. Policy, because I guess immigration, is bad she, also supported, compulsory, segregation. Or sterilization. For the heavy, scare quotes and, content. Warning, profoundly. Retarded, her. Words, not. Mine now, it's important, to note that she advocated, for free access to birth control methods.
And Full, family planning autonomy, and these, are good things when they're advocated, for all people, but it's also important, to note that she only advocated, this stuff for the able-minded. Which. Would not mean the heavy scare, quotes content. Warning, profoundly. Retarded keep. In mind that in a situation driven. By eugenics, neuro, divergence, is regarded, as unfit. Sanger. Saw her thoughts on eugenics as the, good kind writing. We do not believe that the community could or should send to the lethal chamber the, defective, progeny, resulting, from irresponsible in, unintelligent. Breeding thing, is even, if she didn't like the war mongering, Nazi, eugenics, which she thankfully, didn't she's, still considered neurodivergent, people, the, defective, progeny, resulting, from irresponsible and, unintelligent. Breeding, I dare. You to repeat that as your own opinion, on Twitter can, you imagine how that would go so. I mean, no there. Isn't a good version of eugenics, eugenics. Is about establishing who, is unfit. Genetic, stock and either, breeding, them out or just outright genocide. Eugenics. Is a ridiculous, motive to empower people with reproductive, rights one the right wing absolutely, does use as a line of attack it's not a very clever one though as it reveals that they would hate their own deeply, held ideology. If they weren't cultivated. In service, of it eugenics. Is hierarchy, it's survival, of the fittest and it's. Meritocracy. But poor, people are not stupid. They're, just not born into wealth they're given the same opportunities. As those who are and those, who are incentivized, to hoard the wealth instead of spread it around enforce. Those limited opportunities, poverty. Doesn't happen because the poor are lazy dumb assholes, who have a lot of sex because they don't know how to do anything else with their free time they have no free time well, Margaret Sanger's, work resulted, in more body autonomy, Sanger. Herself, held a lot of bad views, that we shouldn't be afraid to debunk shying, away from criticism, of a single individuals, Inconvenient. Worldview, seeds, ground to opponents, of women in all people's, right to reproductive, self-determination. Sagres. Motives, for promoting birth control, and birth, control itself. Are not one, in the same birth. Control, is a tool, and, nothing. More body. Autonomy, is an important, cause on its own, why, bother defending. A dead person, who at best. Complicates. The fight for reproductive, rights and at worst, functions. As an ideological foot, in the door for eugenics, and for. That matter why. Indulge over, population, if it does the same, there. Are folks who still believe that people both, racially. Speaking and individually. Speaking are genetically, predisposed.
To Exist in a hierarchy, and that the, hierarchy tells us who is worthwhile and who isn't it's, not hard to find them actually, just mentioned, Charles Murray's 1994. Book the bell curve or Jordan, Peterson's, lobster comparison, on social, media and a flurry of discussion, will suddenly accumulate. Around you some. Of these folks will. Be there recently. You may have seen some among, the youtubes left graciously, spend their time debunking, nonsense, like the great replacement with, informed, research and even-handed commentary. The great replacement, is one of a number of contemporary, fallacies. Derived, from ideas, like overpopulation. And eugenics those, ideas contextualize, historical. Realities, like a limited, supply of resources. Or, the various social orders humanity, is manifested. Through the ages creating. A perception, of necessity. For the status quo and its current socio-economic, system, of capitalism, in, fact way back when thomas malthus's, ideas, were first gaining traction Karl, Marx and Frederick Engels known, capitalism. Haters collaborated. On a series of pretty harsh reaction, videos dunking, on Malthus, uploaded. To YouTube in the mid-1800s, while. Kind of Marx, and Engels thoughts on population, can be found in 1845. The condition, of the working class in England 1867. S capital and 1861. 263, 's theories, of surplus-value but, these are obviously, not YouTube, videos though, when. Marx and Engels addressed, Malthus, they were quite, harsh and probably the closest equivalent to, a measured, response style, dunking, that we have from that time period the subsistence increases. Only in an arithmetic or ratio. Look. Peter just put one of the music here, you, want yourself I'm. Going through some stuff right now. Marx. And engels saw, malthus's, principle, of population, as framework, for bourgeois economists, to claim the way society, has historically, played out isn't the result of structures, that can be criticized, or even changed, but rather the, result of supposedly, unquestionable. Natural, laws in fact, there's a good chance that this is a substantial. Part of why people think, capitalism. Works because, human, nature you, know people. Who say stuff like of the two worldviews there, is only one, that allows and acknowledges, human nature claiming. The natural. Order of the world is that superior. Humans. Will naturally rise, to the top and the inferior, ones will sink to the bottom, explain, the inequalities. Inherent, in capitalism, and previous, socio-economic. Systems therefore it's, not hard to understand, how in a capitalist, world the people at the top you know those who benefit, from how things currently are those, who pollute and consume the most might, look at the issues of sustainability.
And Longevity of, the human species and see population itself. As the, problem, rather, than, flying a private jet everywhere, or demanding. Bluefin, tuna decorated, in edible gold garnished, in caviar or. Craft beer. Why. Face the idea it might be inefficient modes of production and distribution ones. That might waste and pollute more but our cheaper, and yield higher margins, when you benefit, more from just, not. Facing. It it's, easier, for someone like that to say there's just too many people there. A member of a class that wouldn't, be considered, the surplus, population in. Such a model, they are supposedly, genetically. Superior according. To the theories that led to the social and economic order, we have today which were socialized, to accept whether or not we believe in, the specific, theories they, are supposedly, more, vital, people leading, us towards a better future with, their capital, which they will invest in technologies, of tomorrow, they aren't disposable. They won't be the ones who starve, if there's too many people for the capitalist, mode of production and, distribution to, sustain, keeping. In mind that perspective. It's very easy to see why socio-economic. Systems rooted in these I would be kept in place it's, privileged, and insurance, all at once its comfort its power there's, no incentive to end these systems, and these viewpoints will likely never truly die under, them they're the supposedly, logical. Answer, to questions, of humanity's, essence, if a competitive, mode of existence is accepted, as human. Nature the. People saying it don't actually, make an argument for it they just say it and move on as if it's true why. Do we accept that a. Popular. Defensive malthus's, ideas, are that he never actually said overpopulation. Was inevitable, but he did say that when left unchecked, population. Doubles every 25, years and that food production, doesn't what, conclusion, should we make besides that a slight acquaintance, with numbers, will shew the immensity of the first power in comparison, of the second, and the, solutions, or checks, that he proposed, in his book instead, of recommending cleanliness, to, the poor we, should encourage contrary. Habits, in our towns we should make the streets narrower, crowd, more people into the houses and caught the return of the blade were, discussed, and developed for a century by others and then eventually, inspired Adolf Hitler to do you.
Know His. Stuff but. Again the, predictions, Malthus, made didn't, come true human. Growth only became, exponential. Due to medical advances, as well as food production advances. These, things all happen just before the 1960s, and briefly. The Malthusian human, population, factor looked real there, was a, baby. Boom something. Else that happened around then was while, feminism. And equal rights see. The interesting thing about Margaret, Sanger's, outlook, was that she believed educated, informed intelligent. And responsible people planned, families, and had less kids, this meant affluent. People with money if you ask any Malthusian, which isn't, wrong, but it makes some wrong assumptions, about why, the, thing is it's less about money and it's way, less about intelligence. What, it's about is. Agency. Agency, means, the capacity, condition. Or state, of exerting, power and in this context, we're, talking about the ability for a person to act for themselves as more. People gained, more agency, over their bodies, the, baby boom oddly, enough quickly. Relegated, itself to linear growth the, struggles, of feminism, and equal rights advanced, the interest of agency, over one's body though, it should be argued, no one has full agency, in a system that extracts, from in value, alienating. Us from labor product, to other people, in the true essence of ourselves still. There. Has been less gender, and race oriented restriction. On people's careers more. Encouragement, to pursue passions but. Overpopulation. When. A young woman person, of color trans, person, neurodivergent. Person, or anyone who may have been called a degenerate, 100, years ago are given, the choice as well as the means birth, rate goes down there's. Genuinely. No, reason to care about wild. Population. Growth if you, care about sustainably. Improving, people's quality of life on an equal basis, right, now quality, of life improves, as a consequence, of the goal of profit, but profit motive also does a lot of things that aren't great from, intentionally, creating new problems to solve to more importantly, the lack of incentive, towards sustainability, or to, put it in terms that overpopulation. Warriors might be more familiar with capitalism. Grows infinitely. Exponentially. Overtaking. Everyone, and everything, it's. By design - back. To the charts. Your. Data I only like my. Data my, data is just way more chill. You. Know when I claim the world is headed for calamity, you left us just have to come back and make problems, claiming. The system depends on a lot of these ridiculous, beliefs to exist this, country, is already, divided, enough. Remember. When I said our food production growth, is outpacing our, population. Growth now, our, distribution. Methods definitely, aren't we, waste half the food we produce for various reasons, that can be summed up by saying it's, cheaper, to waste it rather than give it away remember. It still costs, money to distribute, free food similarly. It's the mode we operate, on at a planetary, level which causes, the massive, carbon emissions not. Individuals. Normal. Folks having, jobs and trying to get by wouldn't, change much by purchasing, a Tesla, because they, are personally, contributing, much to air pollution relatively. Speaking even. With their 1987. Buick Riviera, also. The electric, grid is still mostly coal capital. Still owns the means of production of electricity and, right, now coal is still way, more profitable than, other energy, sources in, fact energy, sources like solar wind hydroelectric. And, nuclear are often, denigrated, by oil companies because again. Their motive is making more money not, providing, energy they. Provide, energy to. Make money, nuclear. A potentially. Worthwhile, source of power that doesn't, cook the atmosphere, has problems, inherent to how we do things today half, of the nuclear reactors, running right now or at least 30 years old I live. Pretty close to two nuclear, power plants, one, began operation. In 1975. And the other in, 1971. Since. Then research, on nuclear tech has expanded, the potential, significantly. Waste, from new reactors, has been significantly, reduced and the ability to recycle that waste into, more fuel further, reducing, it has been developed quickly as well recently.
Experiments. That create glass as a waste product from a nuclear reaction have shown the potential to even further reduce, the waste from any of these processes by, up to 90% with, that glass being very safe to store compared, to traditional nuclear, waste but, the incentive, to perform an expensive, replacement, or upgrade, while an old reactor is still making money is well. Let's, just say again nuclear. Isn't great in capitalism, nothing. Really is anyway. How we generate, electricity and how we distribute, food, has way more bearing, on whether the world will be uninhabitable for. The 11 or 12 billion we're eventually going to top off at a century, from now then. How many people there are by. A lot like. An immeasurably. Large amount, does. Population. Growth increase, the need for clean, air resources, and food sure. Is population. A resource burn yes, absolutely. But. Is population, the, problem. See that, one is a No the problem is not consumption. It's, not specifically, that people eat or burn stuff the problem, isn't, where, we are or who, we are in fact it's really really. Not, who, we are the. Ultimate problem is that we live in a system that, prioritizes. Profits, and metrics, over our fellow human, beings we, have popular, thought leaders claiming, they have the forbidden, knowledge that, biologically. Proves the ladies either aren't capable of complex work or that, the ones that are capable, of complex work shouldn't be doing it instead, they should be breeding stock for a class of supposedly, valuable. People its. Degeneracy. If ladies, married. To one of these unfit leeches who does all the hard work but also never. Works and, they're having unprotected sex, at home all day because. They're there all day, while also working 16-hour. Days at the mill the, mill, more. Like the couch and by the couch I mean the building equipped with machinery for grinding grain in the flour so actually. A mill that, person, is lazy, and unintelligent, probably has trouble expressing their ideas with clarity not, like me. There's. Also people who don't believe all that stuff but accept, ideas like overpopulation. Or IQ, the, blame and supremacy, creep into the worldview over time causing, them to say things like vanos, has a point, no. Thanos. Does not have a point if, we accept that we're biologically. Stuck in a hierarchy, that essentially, ranks all humans, from 1st to, 7.5.
Billion Who, decides how that supposed meritocracy. Works who, is worthy who. Is useful, whose. Worldview, is a threat, who's. Got to go this. Doesn't mean no, one is more specialized, more, educated, or even more talented, than other people it, means we don't measure a person's, worth that way, help, maybe, we, could even just not measure people's, worth at all, when. I see talk of overpopulation, the. Finger tends to point at people like you and me or more. Insidiously, at people in some far-off land, that's been devastated, for its resources, labor land. Trade people. Who buy every possible, metric, are the least responsible. For any of the negative things we associate, with overpopulation. Would, so bizarre I think is that this, just misses, the point entirely, the, higher the quality of life the, more agency, people have the. Less likely people, are to breed like filthy, disgusting animals. Or whatever it is the obviously. Intelligent definitely. White bourgeois, class thinks. Why. Because. The more people get to be themselves the. More they want to be themselves for. Some people this means having kids and spending every minute they can with them for, others it means burying, themselves in a hobby an obsession, or labor the, principal's, mouth is put forward are dismissive, and often, outright disdainful, of people who haven't proven. Themselves to, be merit. Worthy which, ultimately led. To a lot of quote unquote science. Claiming, this as a genetic, reality, but what defines merit, worthy or more. Specifically. Who. What. Is good, in capitalism. Is. Usually, defined by capitalists. What. Is genetically. Superior, is. Usually, defined by people who believe in, their. Own superiority. At. Best. Overpopulation, seems, to be used as an excuse to avoid enacting, humane measures that cost money which, could easily be in someone's, pocket, capitalizing. On the fact that it's currently considered, acceptable, that 30 million people flat, out don't have health care in the United States for instance or, that the people of Flint Michigan and countless cities in at least 34, states don't, have clean drinking water not. Fixing, that stuff help. Somebody's, bottom line at worst. Overpopulation. Is a justification, for, sterilizing. Torturing. And. Even killing people someone, thinks the world would. Be better without what. I think people have failed to point out through the years is how adjacent. To genocide, this makes capitalism either. Let. Him die. Or. Kill him it's. Not hard to get some stock footage of an overcrowded. City pair, it with some footage of a shanty town in the so-called world and say, there. Are too many of us it's. Popular, to do two because. It seems plausible but. When you start asking questions like, maybe, this, one place is overcrowded for, sure but, is the world population growth, actually exponential. You start finding that most, of this rhetoric is based in pseudoscience, that leads to unsavory, situations. But, if you solve more material, problems, like the production, and distribution of, food the rights of all sentient life and, human, driven climate, change, population. Isn't really, a problem. It's. Simply a number. Everything. Tends to work out better as people's. Quality of life goes, up. So. Why isn't that the priority. Darry, spirit. Will. He live I. See. A vacant place at this table I, see. A crutch without an owner carefully. Preserved. If. These, shadows. Remain, unaltered. By. The future the child will, die. No. Sale despair. If these, shadows remain unaltered, by. The future none other of my species will find him here, but. If, he is to die then, let him die and. Decrease. The surplus population. You. Use my own words against, me. So. Perhaps in the future you will hold your tongue until you have discovered, what the surplus population. Is. And, where. It. Is, it. May well be that, in the sight of heaven you are more, worthless and less, fit to live than, millions. Like. This poor, master. Yeah.