“Though, many lottery players would say that even the false hope of winning the lottery makes them feel good for a time. For only a few bucks they can buy a three day fantasy. Who are we to deny them that experience? The same could be said of the false hope many cancer victims create for themselves. While it may not be reality, it does more good than harm for them.
“Hope is a good thing, and sometimes false hope is too. But when false hope negatively impacts those people around it, it needs to be called out. Think of the lottery again. If the person buying the tickets goes too far, spends too much, or begins to gamble in a way that impacts his/her family, someone from that family needs to stand up and help put a stop to it. The gambler's false hope is now doing more harm than good.
“From a systems view, those people who are negatively impacted by the actions resulting from the faulty belief (the false hope) are considered to be a part of that system. Therefore, they are the ones who must take action. The rest of us, outside of their "system", are not affected, so we can stand aside.
“Another example: many Christians believe that they will be moving on to a glorious heaven when they die. This grand hope in a miraculous future keeps them happy in a day-to-day existence that may not be quite as promising. Many non-believers see that as false hope - i.e., "it ain't gonna happen". But since the non-believers are outside of that system (Christianity), they can stand aside and let those with the false hope continue to believe - because it causes no serious problems for them.
“But this is different. The system for the looming planetary catastrophes we are now facing includes all of us. There is no outside to go to. This false hope in a Green solution will end in disaster for all of us. Please understand that we are all in this together - this fact alone makes this a completely unique problem. And because of that fact, the false hope that is now being foisted upon us by the Green movement must be called out. Let's do that now.”
The Grand High Priests of false hope - and perhaps the most dangerous men on Earth
“While there are many priests in the Green movement, for now I'll identify three men as the grandest priests of all: Al Gore, Lester Brown and Fred Pearce,” said Dahl. “Fred Pearce is included only because of his recent book that somehow received wide publicity. The other two are obvious choices.
“What they all have in common is their complete disregard of population growth as both a primary driver of our problems, and as a primary obstacle to finding solutions to our problems. This disregard is shameful at best, and if it were up to me, it would be criminal.
“First let me lay out the undisputable facts of population growth. Here are the most recent mid-level projections for world population in the year 2050 from the world's three most respected sources:
United Nations 9.15 billion (and still growing after 2050)
United States Census Bureau 9.28 billion (and still growing after 2050)
Population Reference Bureau 9.48 billion (and still growing after 2050)
“Three things are to be noted here for future reference in this essay: the population in 2050 will be well above 9 billion, the population in 2050 will still be growing by a substantial number for many years after 2050, and in most cases these population numbers have been revised upward over time. (Also note: I think these numbers are actually understated. You may read my essay that questions the assumptions in the U. N. projections here.)”
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 word “Mind boggling!” www.NumbersUSA.org
If any of us, no matter what our race, creed or color might be, refuse to engage our U.S. Congress as we have not for 30 years as to the population/immigration equation-our children will find themselves living in a terribly degraded America where the American Dream will be described by the history books as a 'fleeting fantasy' from the era of 1950 to 2010.
These are several of the top organizations where you can take collective action to change the course of American history as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Take collective action at:
This is the best website to start: www.numbersusa.com ; 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.
Also: www.fairus.org ; www.capsweb.org ; www.thesocialcontract.com ; www.populationmedia.org ; www.worldpopulationbalance.org ; www.populationconnection.org ; www.quinacrine.com ; www.familyplanning.org/ , www.skil.org ; www.growthbusters.com; www.populationpress.org ; www.thinkpopulation.org ; www.carryingcapacity.org ; www.balance.org ; www.controlgrowth.org ; in Canada www.immigrationwatchcanada.org ; in Australia www.population.org.au andPublicPopForum@yahoogroups.com; in Great Britain www.optimumpopulation.org ; and dozens of other sites accessed at www.frostywooldridge.com.
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-
growthbusters.org/2010/03/save-the-polar-bear-in-your-bedroom ; 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 ;760 Wycliffe Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 USA; +1 719-576-5565
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
Link to www.tomorrowsamerica.com for more discussions on America's predicament.
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Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents - from the Arctic to the South Pole - as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents "The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it" to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com He is the author of: America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans. Copies available: 1 888 280 7715