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Hancock versus Wooldridge: overpopulation in America—numbers do matter

First of all, I enjoy a great friendship and respect for Ernest Hancock, the publisher of www.FreedomsPhoenix.com .  He invited me to write for him nearly ten years ago. True to form, I write prolifically for his news service and millions of readers respond to my commentaries.  I write logical, rational and well-researched commentaries that deal with America’s most pressing issues: overpopulation driven by mass immigration.
Many Americans don’t want to hear about it or read about it.  It’s too depressing, too overwhelming and much easier to stick their heads into the sand like an ostrich.
As a regular contributor to FreedomsPhoenix for the past 10 years, I carved out a large audience of readers on his Libertarian news website.  Ernest Hancock and I have knocked heads in the past and this past Wednesday, April 24, 2013, we voiced our opinions on immigration and overpopulation in America.  Listen to the interview: https://vimeo.com/64652013
Hancock noted that many readers feel so infuriated or intimidated by my commentaries on FreedomsPhoenix, he created a “delete” button they could engage to block any of my columns from their view.  I informed him that many people, upon hearing sobering or harsh news; choose to live in denial or the “ignorance is bliss” mode.
They may live in denial of reality for a specified amount of time, but reality will not allow them to live in denial forever. 
This past Wednesday, I stated numerous harsh numbers like 42 million Americans suffering from functional illiteracy; 47 million Americans subsisting on food stamps; 13 million children living below the poverty level; 14 million unemployed Americans; 40 percent of African-Americans without jobs and much more.  I also informed listeners that our U.S. Congress pumps 100,000 legal immigrants into our country every 30 days.
Hancock responded, “I don’t care about the numbers…what happens when we use technology to discover a clean burning form of energy…your argument goes to naught….”
I answered with the fact that numbers do matter. I said that our country cannot continue its onslaught of species extinction, acidified oceans, contaminating our ground water, toxifiy our soils and polluting our atmosphere.  I responded with our adding 100 million immigrants in 37 years won’t be sustainable.
These facts did not faze Ernest Hancock.  I invited him to stop allowing his ideology and political persuasion to cloud the facts, to cloud reality and to subvert his ability to reason.  He almost carried on a religious conversation that we would save ourselves with technology.
Answer: we won’t. We crush this planet’s ability to feed us with 80,000 chemicals and worse.  We add 80 million people net gain annually that starve to death or live in abject and entrenched poverty.  We cause the “Sixth extinction session” with our encroachment of the wilderness. We trash the oceans with the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”.  I can list a dozen other serious calamities brought on by humankind.
You see, Mr. Hancock, you cannot get away with ignoring the numbers any more than a 300 pound fat man can gain another 300 pounds and think he will still be able to walk and enjoy a healthy heart.  The greater the numbers, the more extreme the consequences.  Human misery, debilitation and early and ugly death.
This fact remains whether Mr. Hancock, my friend, likes it or not.  I am a Galileo of the 21st century on this overpopulation issue.  Hancock may be the “Pope” of the 1600s now in the 21st century speaking out against me and inanely arguing with me, but we all know what became “self-evident” between the pope and Galileo.  My work will become just as self-evident no matter how much Hancock stands in denial of reality.  Hancock cannot run from it or hide from it or deny it for very long. None of us can continue our self-deluded charade of endless expansion.  How's it working for all the obese people in this country?
If we don’t halt population growth with justice and compassion, it will be done for us by nature, brutally and without pity – and will leave a ravaged world.  ~Nobel Laureate Dr. Henry W. Kendall

"The raging monster upon the land is population growth. In its presence, sustainability is but a fragile theoretical construct.  To say, as many do, that the difficulties of nations are not due to people, but to poor ideology and land-use management is sophistic.”  Harvard scholar and biologist E.O. Wilson

"Unlimited population growth cannot be sustained; you cannot sustain growth in the rates of consumption of resources. No species can overrun the carrying capacity of a finite land mass. This Law cannot be repealed and is not negotiable.” Dr. Albert Bartlett, www.albartlett.org , University of Colorado, USA.

“Most Western elites continue urging the wealthy West not to stem the migrant tide [that adds 80 million net gain annually to the planet], but to absorb our global brothers and sisters until their horrid ordeal has been endured and shared by all—ten billion humans packed onto an ecologically devastated planet.” Dr. Otis Graham, Unguarded Gates

We must, as a nation, stop mass immigration or we face ultimate collapse of our civilization as to lack of water, arable soil, energy depletion and resource exhaustion.  We cannot keep adding millions upon millions of people. Nothing will get solved whether we enjoy a Libertarian, Republican, Dictatorship or any other kind of governance. 
We must face our limits and our environment with reason, understanding and a stable and sustainable population. In fact, we need to decline our population gracefully via birth control. Anything else means eventual suicide of our civilization.
If you would like to make a difference, please join these organizations for the most effective collective action you can take: www.CapsWeb.org ; www.NumbersUSA.org ; www.TheSocialContract.com ; www.Fairus.org
Join me, Frosty Wooldridge, with Dave Chaffin, host of the Morning Zone at 650 AM, www.KGAB.com, Cheyenne, Wyoming every Monday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., as we discuss my latest commentaries on www.NewsWithViews.com about issues facing America. You may stream the show on your computer. You may call in at: 1-888-503-6500.
In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant video, “Immigration, Poverty, and Gum Balls”, Roy Beck, director of www.numbersusa.ORG, graphically illustrates the impact of overpopulation.  Take five minutes to see for yourself:
“Immigration by the numbers—off the chart” by Roy Beck
This 10 minute demonstration shows Americans the results of unending mass immigration on the quality of life and sustainability for future generations: in a few words, “Mind boggling!”  www.NumbersUSA.org
This is the best website to start:  www.numbersusa.org ; watch Roy Beck’s “Immigration by the Numbers” at 14 minutes. Bi-partisan and very effective. Become a faxer of pre-written letters to your reps to make positive  change.
Visit www.TheSocialContract.com for the best information on what we face as a civilization as to overpopulation, energy, immigration and much more.
Canada www.immigrationwatchcanada.org ; in Australia www.population.org.au andPublicPopForum@yahoogroups.com; in Great Britain www.populationmatters.org ; and dozens of other sites accessed at www.frostywooldridge.com.   In Florida, www.flimen.org .
Must see DVD: "Blind Spot" www.snagfilms.com/films/title/blind_spot/ , This movie illustrates America's future without oil, water and other resources to keep this civilization functioning. It's a brilliant educational movie! www.blindspotdoc.com
Must see: Rapid Population Decline, seven minute video by Dr. Jack Alpert-
Dave Gardner, President, Citizen-Powered Media ; Producing the Documentary, GROWTH BUSTERS; presents Hooked on Growth: Our Misguided Quest for Prosperity, Join the cause at www.growthbusters.org ; Trailer to his latest movie on overpopulation:  http://youtu.be/KLWxWOcUrVc
Check out this link with Wooldridge on bicycle and Lester Brown and panel discussion:
Tomorrow's Americaproject on www.youtube.com/contemporarylearning.
Producer: GEORGE A. COLBURNwww.tomorrowsamerica.com
DC: 202-258-4887
Link to www.tomorrowsamerica.com for more discussions on America's predicament.
Alexandra Paul talks about human overpopulation and saving our world by all women having 1 child only:
One planet, one child:
We must come to terms with birth control and stabilizing human population. This three minute video brings the terror of India’s predicament up close and personal by Paul Winn of Australia:
This film will rock you:   MOTHER: CARING FOR 7 BILLION  
Dr. Jack Alpert , www.skil.org
Too Many People Video series
How Much Degrowth is Enough?     "NEW"                 Sept. 2012
Overpopulation Means Civilization Collapse                Aug. 2011
Important books to read and educate yourself:
Life on the Brink: Environmentalists Confront Overpopulation, edited by Philip Cafaro and Eileen Crist, 2012 
The World Without Us, Alan Weisman 2007   A scholarly research on how the Earth will fare after Homo sapiens are gone.
Man Swarm, and the Killing of Wildlife, Dave Foreman 2011  Mankind as locusts.
Take Conservation Back, Dave Foreman, 2013
The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler, what America faces when oil runs out.
Overshoot by William Catton
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
Peak Everything: Facing a century of Declines by Richard Heinberg
Plan B, 4.0, Saving Civilization by Lester Brown
The Population Fix by Edward C. Hartman
America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans by Frosty Wooldridge
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents - from the Arctic to the South Pole - as well as eight times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. In 2012, he bicycled coast to coast across America.  He presents “The Coming Population Crisis facing America: what to do about it.”  www.frostywooldridge.com .  His latest book is: How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World by Frosty Wooldridge, copies at 1 888 280 7715/ Motivational program: How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World by Frosty Wooldridge, click:  www.HowToLiveALifeOfAdventure.com
Live well, laugh often, celebrate daily and enjoy the ride,
Frosty Wooldridge
Golden, Colorado
6 Continent world bicycle traveler
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5 Comments in Response to

Comment by Robert Higgins
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Who are those idiots posting their comments? Overpopulation is the major problem on Planet Earth. But let them overpopulate and their children will die from the earth fighting back. Let's party like there is no tomorrow. Then nothing is left, except people starving to death and cockroaches eating their bones.
Comment by Ed Price
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Frosty is a bicycle guy, plain and simple. What does this mean? Let me paint the picture. This means that Frosty has cycled through the county, the hamlets, the villages, the towns, the cities, and the really big cities.

How much can you see when you bicycle through all these places? However much, it is a lot less than someone who spends the same amount of time driving in a car through it all. And it is a lot more than someone who spends the same amount of time sitting behind a computer.

The morning air can be exhilarating... especially if it is frosty... and especially if you are on a bike, out in the country, free like the birds. The city is ugly and unnatural compared with the country, and the city literally stinks - even the smaller cities. So, why would anyone want larger populations?

The thing that Frosty missed is the vast panoramas of the open spaces he would have been made to realize exist, if he had driven all that bicycle-riding time in a car. To be sure, the little details of either the city or the country are much more evident from the bicycle. Why? because you don't pass them as fast. You have more time to take them in.

The problem is, the details are like the trees that block your view of the forest - you can't see the forest for the trees.

The size of the land is so enormous, and the natural resources so vast, that there is NO CHANCE that people can RUN OUT OF ROOM for at least decades, and probably hundreds of years to come.

This doesn't mean that man can't decimate the land if he goes wild. After all, it didn't take sports hunters very long to almost kill off all the buffalo. But with moderate care, the lands and resources will last a long time... many generations. The problem isn't the population. The problem is hemming the population in.

The answer is to break the big cities down. Spread the people out in the land. Let them learn first hand how they need to preserve the lands, because spread out, they will need to do it just to be able to live comfortably. Get rid of things like Agenda 21.

But if you don't free the people up to own the lands, they will free themselves up, in big surges, once they realize that there isn't any protection in big cities from Boston Bombers... or from the armies run by the U.S. Government terrorists.

Comment by TL Winslow
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[[This fact remains whether Mr. Hancock, my friend, likes it or not.  I am a Galileo of the 21st century on this overpopulation issue.  Hancock may be the “Pope” of the 1600s now in the 21st century speaking out against me and inanely arguing with me, but we all know what became “self-evident” between the pope and Galileo.  My work will become just as self-evident no matter how much Hancock stands in denial of reality.  Hancock cannot run from it or hide from it or deny it for very long. None of us can continue our self-deluded charade of endless expansion.  How's it working for all the obese people in this country?]]

Duh, I'm the Leonardo da Vinci of Planet Earth and I say that Wooldridge's fantasies about the future are moose hockey, because nobody can predict the future, and anybody who bets against people being smart enough to solve their own problems usually loses, if the people are not hampered by prejudices that is.

If Frosty hates overpopulation so much, why doesn't he jump on the Gay Train and advocate that all children be indoctrinated into pansexuality so that they can be told by the govt. later that heterosexual marriage is illegal without a special breeder's permit, and if they do a gay marriage it's tax deductible? :)  Oh yes, they're almost already doing it :)


I guess then that the overpop. problem's solved, and Hancock was right :)

The real truth is probably that Frosty is a white supremacist and hates them 100 million Mexicans just over that weakening wall of apartheid, and has tried to study how Rome fell and found out about the pesky Goths and got black white and white black or something. Actually, the Goths only wanted to peacefully settle and become Roman citizens, only to be massacred and/or enslaved time and again until they conquered their way in, and were hesitantly handed citizenship. Yes, they did unite with the "real" Latin Romans to fight off the Huns, then used the weakened state of the Latins to take over and split the empire up, and nobody has been able to restore it to this day. Even the Goths had their chance to set up a New Roman Empire with equal rights for Latins, but blew it, so that's what I mean by prejudice being the main enemy.

Speaking of prejudice. Is the U.S. next? Not with my MEGAMERGE DISSOLUTION SOLUTION of proactively annexing Mexico as 10 new states in a phased manner with the consent of the Mexican people, dropping the white supremacist b.s. and uniting with them to share the New World in peace and prosperity. So millions of them are backward peasants? We got them in Appalachia too but it's working out. We gain all that new territory, and a safer securer border on the Mexican coasts where we can set up new military bases. After millions of "gringos" move south, a lot of piss-poor Mexicans might be overnight millionaires selling or leasing their lands for whole new cities, make way for the Beaner Hillbillies.

Combined with a firm policy to prohibit believers in the Quran from immigrating, we're going to see prosperous days ahead, and who cares if the total pop. goes to a billion, we're going to be benefitting from robots and nanotechnology to live in ease with the govt. paying us not to work, so what better place to live and party than New California and New Florida on the Mexican coasts? Just so we don't have any *!?! jihadists setting off bombs in our midst, Oh Clinton, Bush, and Obama You Have Messed Us Up Bigtime but you too shall pass.





Comment by Ed Martin
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Comment by Ed Price
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You know? Frosty is kinda right that we won't save ourselves with technology. To see it, compare a picture of yourself from ten years ago with what stares back at you out of the mirror today. Probably technology won't advance enough to save any of us, each from our own personal demise.

But Ernie is kinda right, too. Most of us who are over 50 today, will not be around when overpopulation and dying off of species of plants and animals becomes a problem. And when these things DO become a really serious problem, the thing that will happen is that the personal demise of each individual person just might come about a little sooner than it would have otherwise.

It is quite altruistic of Frosty to continue trying to save some future population by reducing the present population now... all because he loves people. And Frosty's topic of overpopulation is simply another thing to add to the myriad political problems that are bothering us now. Ernie, at least, is concerned with the whole political picture. And Ernie is doing it to help his descendants to be able to live in the land. Or at least he has expressed this in the past.

Personally, for the present, I don't view Frosty's points as an immediate problem. The immediate problem is the way the department of Homeland Security is going to handle population extermination in the present: FEMA camps and mass executions.