In his book, "THE FATES OF NATIONS", Paul Colinvaux wrote, "Liberty, in the Jeffersonian sense, cannot survive a continual packing-in of people. If our numbers continue to rise on a resource base that expands but little, the future inevitably holds ever greater restrictions on individual freedom."
Once again, common sense rears its gut-check propensity as to the dilemma we face as a civilization by adding another 100 million people by 2040.
In reality, we've all faced crowded situations where our freedom suffered limitations. Have you ever seen women standing in line for the toilet at a movie or ball game? How about standing 20 back in line at the movie box office with only 60 seconds before the show? How about a dance floor so crowded you couldn't move? Ever drive in bumper to bumper traffic with a crash scene up ahead? How about visiting Yosemite National Park in the summer? What about trying to get on a subway car at 5:15 PM in New York City? Or, how about walking down the sidewalk at rush hour in NYC? With greater numbers—everyone's freedom suffers limitations.
As your freedoms diminish, your connection to natural processes degrades. At the same time, your stress levels rise not to mention blood pressure and irritation.
As shown in many other historical illustrations, America's fate can be wrecked by wrong decisions concerning population numbers. In Colinvaux's book, he shows that beliefs such as "go forth and multiply without limits" create consequences counter to long term survival of humanity. He writes:
• Civilizations arise from the technical competence of the founders; rising numbers are merely the consequences of that competence as the civilization is able to feed more and more people.
• Crowding impacts the well-off, who invest heavily in child-rearing, more than the poor, who have little to spend on children.
• Trade, often seen as necessary to cope with growth, is not a solution at all; in reality it is a primary cause of growth, robbing nations and people of self-reliance.
• Repression is the elites' means of preventing the middle class from sharing in the benefits largely created by the middle class.
• Revolutions arise from disaffected middle classes determined to seize their rightful due.
Most Americans have read about deer populations 'crashing' from too many animals without enough grassland to feed them. As deer begin to starve, they lose their health, freedom and choices. However, they are animals, which means they die from nature's consequences brought about by overloading the carrying capacity of the land.
What is the difference for humans? Before farming and the Industrial Revolution, we couldn't produce enough food to explode our populations. In 1850, the world population didn't add up to one billion people in 5,000 years of humanity. After the tractor arrived, within 100 years, we've reached 6.6 billion. We're much too clever for our own long term good.
Colinvaux hammers readers' minds with, "If social policy promotes unconstrained growth of the poor classes—whether by natural increase or immigration—the effect will be to squeeze out those whose ability created the standard of living that benefited all."
He shows that ecology's first law might be written: "All poverty is caused by continued population growth. Yet a noisy propaganda denies that rising populations cause poverty. We are told by most eminent politicians and international experts that the rising numbers, far from being a cause of poverty, are in fact a result of poverty."
Colinvaux continues, "Three kinds of assumptions have been made in recent years suggesting that our population growth will stop by itself from some inner dynamic of its own. These assertions have had very wide publicity, for they seem to say that the population problem will go away on its own. The assertions stand in grave error."
What are those assertions?
• Populations stop growing as people become wealthy
• Recent explosive growth in world population has been due to medical advances and will go away as people adapt
• That human population is now at the inflection point, at which numbers will level off as in other kinds of animal, remaining stationary thereafter
He said, "All three assertions violate scientific principles and assume that magic is at work in the control of numbers of all livings things."
It matters little whether you remain silent as to political correctness or quiet because you don't want to get involved or feel that it will work itself out on its own. The fact is, humanity stepped out of the circle of nature at some point in its progress to become thinking beings. We've sidestepped diseases, carrying capacity, even wars as we've grown to 6.6 billion.
As America adds another 100 million, then another 100 million, and yet again, another 100 million—serious natural consequences await us. Those consequences already manifest for much of humanity as you've seen throughout this series. Yet, we persist in our arrogance that we can defy nature.
We cannot and that will become more apparent and more realized in the next 10, 20 and 30 years. Why?
As our numbers increase, our freedoms decrease. The more we increase, the more freedom decreases in every aspect of our lives. Where your commute used to be 15 minutes, it's now 30. Soon, it will be 45 minutes. You can think of a dozen more examples—especially if you live in Los Angeles.
Our growing numbers will boil beyond our ability to stop this thing called overpopulation. We can deny it, ignore it, suppress it and even fool ourselves for a few more decades—at the most. Not really! We're already in so much trouble; we may not survive this thing.
At some point, nature will deal with us and rather harshly and in large numbers. As we fight for resources, beg for water, pray for less traffic and all other consequences of too many people, we'll wonder how we got into this predicament.
We don't have to take that path. We don't have to be the Titanic as to the course of our civilization. As this series winds down, you will be given straightforward solutions to change course. You can do something or nothing. If you do nothing, your kids will be faced with your inaction.
What YOU can do for a better future for your country:
YOU can make a difference, really!
The United States is a fragile Republic. A republican form of government is not a spectator sport. It means you must jump in, roll up you sleeves and take personal and collective action. Of course, there are other options; you could let a dictator take over and do everything for you, but that path would give you Cuba, China, North Korea and other unsavory examples.
Get smart. To stop this invasion locally and nationally: join www.numbersusa.com for free and you can join www.fairus.org and www.thesocialcontract.com
For readers of this column, I present you with an opportunity: If you appreciate the gravity of what this nation faces by adding 100 million people in 33 years, please write me with ideas and/or producers on television who might interview me. I need phone numbers, emails and addresses of TV/radio and newsprint leaders across the country. I will speak on behalf of all Americans and expose to the general public what this nation faces if we continue on this overpopulation path. Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas.
To stop Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid from giving a blanket amnesty to 30 million law-breakers, we MUST take action. Call for a full 10 year moratorium on ALL immigration. We need time to secure our borders (build attractive, tall-humane physical fences, PLUS virtual fences) and to get our house in order. THIS IS URGENT ! During the most recent 12-month period, we were joined by nearly 2 million legal immigrants PLUS more than 3 to as many as 6 million illegal aliens. The "official" numbers are grossly, intentionally understated by the Department of Commerce (Census Bureau)… to fool you.
CALL NANCY PELOSI
Washington, DC - (202) 225-4965
San Francisco, CA - (415) 556-4862
EMAIL NANCY PELOSI email@example.com
EMAIL FORM FOR NANCY PELOSI www.house.gov/pelosi/contact/contact.html
If you are out of her district, you can still make your feelings heard:
Senator Harry Reid
202-224-3121 in Washington DC
775-686-5750 in Reno, NV
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20500
Switchboard for live listener: 202 456 1414
We must 'sour the milk.' Bring out your points in the call:
1. America cannot support another 100 million people added to our country in 34 years, i.e., water crisis, resource depletion, air pollution, gridlock, loss of quality of life, etc.
2. America cannot support lawbreakers being given citizenship.
3. America must maintain our English language as primary, period.
4. America wants only legal immigrants who play by the rules, and speak English.
5. America's working poor deserve a chance at jobs taken by illegals.
6. America already has too many people. I support a 10 year moratorium on all immigration.
7. Americans must maintain our high-quality public schools for our children.
8. We can no longer tolerate 350,000 or more expensive birthright citizens (anchor babies) annually, that subtract from our own citizens.
9. Voluntary repatriation is a great thing; Attrition through enforcement by stopping their ability to wire money home, obtain rental housing and jobs will encourage early departure.
10. An amnesty failed in 1986 (gave more than 3 million carte Blanc citizenship), and it will only be worse today (as proposed, SB-2611 will give citizenship to 30 million). We're being displaced out of our jobs and out of our own country.
Call your elected leaders with relentless and never-give-up passion.
To stop illegal aliens in your community, you may follow the course of action taken by Mayor Louis Barletta of Hazelton, PA. He offers a bomb-proof ordinance that takes business licenses away from those who hire illegals. He legally halts landlords from renting to illegals. Without work and without housing, illegals cannot stay in your community. Check out his web site for instructions: SmallTownDefenders.com
Visit D.A. King at the www.thedustininmansociety.org to see how Georgia created the most effective laws to stop illegals at the state level.
Please check out William Gheen at www.alipac.us. He's a mover and shaker. He will direct you to specific actions that make you more powerful and impactful.
Frosty Wooldridge presents a 45 minute program to colleges, high schools, civic clubs, church groups and political clubs across America titled: "COMING POPULATION CRISIS IN AMERICA: WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT." Go to his website for further information on booking the program. www.frostywooldridge.com
Would you like to support the PRR? Send donations to: 21st Century Paul Revere Ride at POB 207, Louisville, CO 80027. www.21stCenturyPaulRevereRide.us;
Check out www.populationmedia.org for an exciting method for creating overpopulation awareness in Third World countries. Their prime directive works with the media in order to educate and activate leaders and women worldwide.
Whether we like it or not, global warming is upon us. We can take action to correct it. Please join www.stopglobalwarming.org for up to the minute information and action items.
Awareness Campaign web site, www.mcs-global.org, which is purely to help save and protect human health and environmental health globally. Diana Buckland is founder and global coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Diana makes impact all over the world by alerting everyone about chemical sensitivities caused by poisons sprayed, injected and applied to our crops and elsewhere.
From Part 5 of this series, "Destroying our oceans", if you would like to become involved please refer to www.savetheoceans.org for a first rate lesson on how to take action in order to cleanse our oceans, restock our fish population, move toward recycling and cleanup of our world's most important living resource. Watch shows on PBS that expose where we threw two million tires into the waters off the East Coast and all the damage those tires are doing to marine life. You'll find out what you can do to have them raised from the deep. Additionally, check out www.greenpeace.org for actions at the national and international levels.
You're invited: I am writing in request to invite you to participate at our March for America National Rally. March for America National Rally will be held June 14th, 15th and 16th 2007, over Flag Day weekend. Key location will be at our Nations capital in Washington D.C., as well as State Capitals nationwide. This event is part of a truly grassroots nationwide movement of the American people known as Let Freedom Ring America. Sincerely, Melissa Gardner, March for America co chair 916-339-3167 firstname.lastname@example.org
To make visual impact: Additionally, we have 300 remaining Paul Revere Ride T-shirts left that feature: "Stop Illegal Immigration" on the front and the very cool "21st Century Paul Revere Ride" logo on the back with web sites. State your size.
$15.00 per shirt includes shipping.
PRR, POB 207, Louisville, CO 80027
You can also learn from and assist like-minded folks;
Check out www.alipac.us 1-866-329 3999;
On April 1, 2007, the Paul Revere Riders will again ride to stop the illegal invasion and accompany Arizona long haul truckers and motorcyclists in a freedom border ride to block illegal aliens from crossing our borders. We invite all veterans, truckers and bikers to join us. Contact Rusty Childress at www.immigrationbuzz.com and www.americanfreedomriders.com for further information. Please write with your ideas on what to name the ride.
Frosty's published books include:
"HANDBOOK FOR TOURING BICYCLISTS";
"STRIKE THREE! TAKE YOUR BASE" ;
"IMMIGRATION'S UNARMED INVASION: DEADLY CONSEQUENCES" ;
"MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE TO ALASKA:
INTO THE WIND— A TEEN NOVEL" ;
"BICYCLING AROUND THE WORLD: TIRE TRACKS FOR YOUR IMAGINATION";
"AN EXTREME ENCOUNTER: ANTARCTICA".
His next book: "TILTING THE STATUE OF LIBERTY INTO A SWAMP".
Frosty Wooldridge lives in Denver, Colorado.