Earth Day - Like Galileo, John Tanton
Is 100 Yrs Ahead Of His Time
By Frosty Wooldridge
On Earth Day 2011, not too many people get it that "human overpopulation" tops the list of America's greatest predicaments in the 21st century. Not one single talking head in the major media will touch the subject. That includes Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric, Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer, David Muir, Charlie Rose, Glenn Beck, Matt Lauer, Bill Moyers, Sean Hannity, Wolf Blitzer, Anne Thompson, Harry Smith, Meredith Vieira, Anne Curry and David Gregory. National Public Radio sprints away from the issue like it's being chased by the Tasmanian Devil.
Journalists like Thomas Friedman, Eugene Robinson, George Will, E.J. Dionne, Kathleen Parker and Anne Applebaum refuse to write about America's overpopulation predicament.
In 2010, America reached 312 million. America grows 8,100 people net gain per day and over 3.1 million added annually-on our way to adding 100 million people by 2035 and 138 million by 2050. Those projections will manifest in America as 438 million within 40 years. Further projections show us doubling US population to 600 million by 2075 give or take a few years. (Sources: PEW report, Fogel/Martin "US Population Projections, US Census Bureau)
Nevertheless, American media pundits report on the symptoms of human overpopulation such as oil spills, climate destabilization, species extinction, the Great Pacific Garbage patch, gridlocked traffic, toxic air pollution, chemical spills, gas prices and the like-but they will not mention overpopulation. It remains the last sacred taboo of modern America.
While America's leaders and media diddle-daddle and dunk their heads into their morning coffee, our planet Earth staggers at the enormity of the human herd poisoning the oceans, toxifying the biosphere, mass murdering tens of thousands of species, laying waste to the ocean fisheries, injecting 80,000 chemicals into the land and clearing millions of acres of land for human habitation.
A little known Michigan country physician, Dr. John Tanton spearheaded the modern day population issue to the front of America's consciousness. He and his wife Marylou Tanton spearheaded www.TheSocicalContract.com in order to educate Americans as the peril of mass immigration causing overpopulation in America.
Yet he faces the same challenges as Galileo when the pope crushed any idea that might be based on science. The pope's power remained absolute, but today, the fact that the Earth revolves around the sun is self-evident. Tanton's charge that mass immigration causing overpopulation is self-evident. But the pope-like media ignores it at all costs. Instead, religious organizations and talking heads rain down attacks on Tanton just like the pope did to Galileo.
"Dr. John Tanton deserves a Nobel Prize for the stupendous work that he has done to try to arrest the environmental ruin that has befallen America from runaway immigration-driven population growth," said Canadian environmentalist Tim Murray. "He is the Johnny Appleseed of the sustainability movement, planting organizational seeds everywhere to grow a network of vehicles through which people of similar aspirations can work.
"His life should be an inspiration to everyone, including those of us who face similar challenges outside of the United States. To be named by the Southern Poverty Law Centre as a "Puppeteer of hate" is a badge of honor and a bench mark of environmental service equivalent to a knighthood. If you haven't made the SPLC list of "nativists" and haters, you haven't yet fulfilled your potential. So let that be your goal. Keep pushing until you are smeared, then you know you have arrived. You have touched a nerve, and have hit them where it hurts. You have spoken the truth. A revolutionary act in a deceitful age!
"The real puppeteers of hate are found on Wall Street. They have tamed and manipulated the environmental movement by funding it, even to the point of gaining representation on the boards of directors of environmental NGOs. Big Green is now Big Business, customizing their agenda to secure their donor base rather than challenging the corporate bottom line, which requires a continual and massive infusion of cheap labor to the detriment of the vanishing middle class and the natural environment.
"The SPLC and their clones have served the vital purpose of dressing up this mercenary project as a quest for tolerance and diversity, while silencing its critics by a McCarthyist campaign of smear and innuendo. In so doing, they have demonstrated a hate for what America once stood for: Intellectual diversity and freedom of expression, a heritage as precious as the land itself, which they would see despoiled by growth in the service of profit.
"Equally culpable are the editors, journalists and broadcasters who accept their credentials as arbiters of "hate" uncritically---- the graduates of the "One Party Classroom" which David Horowitz, Roger Kimball and Alan Bloom have variously described. Ironically then, the corporate agenda has been cloaked by a social justice agenda born by four decades of "cultural Marxism" in the colleges, universities and journalism schools. Mass immigration, then, can be seen as a right wing project that enjoys left wing collusion, with middle class academics, "The Tenured Radicals", fulfilling the role of Wall Street's useful idiots. Gone is the "P" in the "IPAT" equation--- the foundational formula of the environmental movement-- where "P" (the population level) was perceived as an essential variable in environmental degradation."
While the pundits and leaders maintain their "pope-like" power, the planet continues to fight back against the human onslaught. And, in the end, the planet will win, hands down. It will take its revenge on humanity via the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Famine, war, pestilence and disease will take their toll. As oil runs out, humans will not possess the gasoline to power the tractors to plant and harvest the food that will not be available to feed 10 billion humans on an ecologically devastated planet.
"All causes are lost causes without limiting human population." Dr. Paul Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb
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