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Debunking The Overpopulation Myth

  1. 1. Debunking The Overpopulation Myth Help Spread The Truth…… By: RENE JOSEF BULLECER, M.D.
  2. 2. <ul><li>- THOMAS MALTHUS </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Malthusian theory in Essay on Population </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Food increases arithmetically; population increases geometrically. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There will be fighting for food and water by the year 1900. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Therefore, unmitigated population growth would result in hunger and famine. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To avoid this, there must be population control. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>THE ANTI-NATALIST PROPAGANDISTS
  3. 3. <ul><li>1930 – MARGARET SANGER </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Founder of Planned Parenthood </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Established first birth control clinic in Harlem – Human weeds, useless eaters, less children from the unfit, right to destroy, freedom of choice </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>1967 – PAUL EHRLICH </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wrote the Population Bomb </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Predicted that there would food shortage by 1975 and that many would die from the coming famine. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ In the 1970’s and 1980’s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Predicted that one fifth of the human race would die of starvation in 1985 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recommended dumping of chemicals in the water supply to control population </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>1974 – NSSM 200 (National Security Study Memorandum) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Was issued by the US at the expense of the developing countries. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The study recommended that the fertility of all developing countries be reduced especially 13 countries of “special US, political and strategic interest” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Namely: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Philippines Thailand Brazil </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bangladesh Egypt Colombia </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>India Turkey Mexico </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Indonesia Ethiopia </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pakistan Nigeria </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Below are the agencies funding the massive population control programs <ul><li>UNFPA (United Nations Fund for Population Activities) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The world’s largest provider of abortion services </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The largest supplier of contraceptives </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recently allocated the sum of $26M to depopulate the Philippines </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>IMF – World Bank </li></ul><ul><li>Asian Development Bank </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>USAID (Agency for International Development ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Altered its aim from development to reproductive health because of NSSM 200 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Providing contraceptives for Philippine government hospitals and clinics since 1974. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Funded Ligtas Buntis . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USAID wants to stop the funding by 2007 and goes into full business thru the Friendly Care Clinics and Well-Family Midwife Clinics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They incorporated the Population control program in every country that wants a loan or seeks a grant . </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>POPCOM – was established by Pres. Marcos in 1972. Then Pop Ed was required in all schools. </li></ul><ul><li>ICPD – or the International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo last August 1994 sponsored by UN made a declaration signed by 176 countries including RP forcing every country to implement reproductive health programs. </li></ul><ul><li>PLCPD – established in 1998, an NGO named as the Philippine Legislators Committee on Population and Development currently headed by Biazon (Senate) and Acosta (Congress) is tasked to pursue the anti-family and anti-life agenda of ICPD and the force behind HB 3773. Soon-Ruiz is the advocacy manager for Visayas. PLCPD is funded by USAID, UNFPA, etc. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Current bills filed in the Philippine Congress </li></ul><ul><li>D – ivorce </li></ul><ul><li>E – uthanasia </li></ul><ul><li>A – bortion </li></ul><ul><li>T – otal population control </li></ul><ul><li>H – omosexual Union </li></ul><ul><li>The most controversial anti-family, anti-life and anti-Filipino bill is HB 3773 or the Population Management and Reproductive Health Care Act of 2004 </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Philippine 1987 Constitution states in </li></ul><ul><li>Art. II Sec. 12 – The State recognizes the sanctity of family life and shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. </li></ul><ul><li>It shall equally protect the life of the mother and of the unborn from conception . The natural and primary right and duty of the parents in the rearing of youth for civic efficiency and the development of moral character shall receive the support of the government. </li></ul>
  10. 10. WARNING! The current moves to revise our Philippine Constitution in their desire to change our present form of government is very dangerous. In the process called Con-Ass, all pro-life and pro-family provisions securely in-placed in the Constitution might be deleted. At the same time, we have also to be assured that the four key personalities of this republic; the President , the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court , the Senate President and the Speaker of the Lower House must be pro-life.
  11. 11. <ul><li>Population Controllers and Fallacy-makers (Government & Foreign Agencies) say that: </li></ul><ul><li>1) Our Population Growth Rate (PGR) is very high (2.36%) so </li></ul><ul><li>that it negates the growth in the economy </li></ul><ul><li>2) Catholic church is responsible for high </li></ul><ul><li>Population Growth Rate in the country </li></ul><ul><li>3) Population will double in 29 years (from 84M to 162M) </li></ul><ul><li>4) The country is overpopulated </li></ul><ul><li>5) Overpopulation is the cause of our poverty. </li></ul>
  12. 12. There are just four (4) basic things we have to know and learn to counter the ravaging “lies & deception” of our enemies who constantly bombarded us with WRONG data, using the very powerful media, government bureaus and learning institutions. First . The actual Population Growth Rate or PGR in our country . Second . The present Total Fertility Rate or TFR among our women, Third . The Total Land Area or TLA of the Philippines, and Fourth . The blatant reasons why this republic remained poor
  13. 13. No. 1 The truth about our POPULATION GROWTH RATE (PGR) Source: CIA Factbook 2006
  14. 14. No. 2 WARNING: RP’s FALLING TOTAL FERTILITY RATE Source: CIA/Factbook 2006
  15. 15. <ul><li>No. 3 . Is the Philippines really overpopulated as the doomsayers claim? </li></ul><ul><li>Population density = population/area in square km. </li></ul><ul><li>Year 2006 84,043,000 / 300,000 </li></ul><ul><li>= 280 Pinoys per </li></ul><ul><li>* If you consider that 8-9M Filipinos who are working overseas, the population density would even be much less </li></ul><ul><li>As of 2005 : Life Expectancy ave: 71 y.o . Male : 68 y.o ., Female: 75 y.o </li></ul>
  16. 16. Hong Kong - 14,000 sq. km. Singapore - 4,000 sq. km. Japan - 624 sq. km. Taiwan - 562 sq. km. South Korea - 432 sq. km. Philippines - 280 sq. km. Germany - 254 sq. km. The number of people per square km. Source: CIA Factbook 2006
  17. 17. As of December 2005, there are now a total of 95 countries worldwide incurring ZERO POPULATION GROWTH (ZPG). According to the United Nations, in order for a country to survive, the TFR must be at least 2.1% Example of the names of countries with ZPG with it’s TFR. USA 2.08% CHINA 1.72% THAILAND 1.63% CANADA 1.61% TAIWAN 1.57% EUROPEAN UNION 1.47% RUSSIA 1.27% JAPAN 1.26% SINGAPORE 1.06% MACAU 1.00% HONGKONG 0.93%
  18. 18. <ul><li>No. 4. Reasons Why the Philippines remains Poor. </li></ul><ul><li>Bad governance and Bad Economic Policies </li></ul><ul><li>a. Internal </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>crime and corruption, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>heavy burden of foreign debt, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inadequate spending on health and education, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>unmitigated smuggling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>no peace and order, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inconsistent trade policies </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>b. External </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization which results in: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Job Reduction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Closure of companies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trade and financial arrangements which work against developing countries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Population control advocates like Malthus and Ehrlich claim that we cannot produce enough food to feed the growing population </li></ul><ul><li>We currently feed all six billion people using only 4% of our grain production capacity. </li></ul><ul><li>If 33% of our capacity will be used, we could feed 50 billion people. </li></ul>PROBLEM : Aging and ultimately declining population
  20. 20. 2. Bad Politics <ul><li>a. Massive vote-buying, cheating, terrorism </li></ul><ul><li>b. Worsening Political dynasties </li></ul>3. Very Poor Agricultural Advancement PHILIPPINES JAPAN
  21. 21. 4. Uncontrolled Massive Urbanization Fact: 12,000,000 or 14% of the total population are residing in Metro Manila alone. Metro Manila only comprises 2% of the country’s total land area. Or 2,000 inhabitants per square kilometer. Metro Manila is not overpopulated but OVER-CROWDED
  22. 22. 5. Uneven or Unequal Distribution of Wealth <ul><li>Over 80% of the country’s wealth are owned and controlled by just over 500 families. The best example is the vast sugar plantations in Negros, Panay & northern Cebu but which are owned by just a handful number of families. </li></ul>
  23. 23. 6. GRAFT and CORRUPTION World Bank confirmed in their studies said, “ for every 1Peso that every taxpayer pays,50% or 50 centavos goes to corruption”. COA says approximately the combined gov’t money lost to corruption from 1972 to 2002 is Two (2) Trillion pesos.
  24. 24. <ul><li>Of the 225 countries, 95 countries have aging and/or irreversible population </li></ul><ul><li>Of the population of over 6B only 1B are women capable of bearing children. </li></ul><ul><li>Of these 635M or 63% are contracepting with over 150M permanently sterilized. </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate Solutions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase birth rates – STOP all forms of artificial forms of birth control. Make sure abortion & gay marriages remained illegal. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delay retirement of employees . This will minimize labor problem and the danger of bankruptcy of Pension Funds. US – 1950 – 16.50 Employees to 1 retiree 1990 – 3.3 Employees to 1 retiree. Italy 2005, 3 employees to 1 retiree. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Replacement migration – developed countries get workers from developing countries </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. What must we do? <ul><li>1. Take advantage of our demographic profile </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>2. Strengthen our families and bring about moral regeneration </li></ul>
  27. 27. 3. Reject population control and throw back the burden of reducing poverty to the politicians. Let them render good governance. 4. Install Natural Family Planning Centers in every parish nationwide. And teach Abstinence Education to the schools.
  28. 28. Sila ang mga batang Pilipino, Pag-asa sa atong nasud, ug usab, sila na ngayon ang pag-asa sa tibook kalibutan
  29. 29. May you have a TRULY meaningful Catholic life, . +JESUS loves you… THANK YOU VERY MUCH