- My friend John Muir, the first environmentalist, said
many years ago, "Tell me what you will of the benefactions of city
civilization, of the sweet security of streets---all as part of the natural
up-growth of man towards the high destiny we hear so much of. I know that
our bodies were made to thrive only in pure air, and the scenes in which
pure air is found. If the death exhalations that brood the broad towns
in which we so fondly compact ourselves were made visible, we should flee
as from a plague. All are more or less sick; there is not a perfectly sane
man in all of San Francisco."
- Nor, for that matter, in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles,
Miami, Houston and Denver as well as most other overcrowded, gridlocked
and congested cities swarming with too many people. How can anyone love
breathing toxic air, drive a car in bumper-to-bumper traffic, deal with
road rage in others and themselves, and stack themselves up in tiny cubicle
apartment buildings? They call it living? I pitch other words into the
circle: loss of spirit, loss of community, loss of grass, loss of connection
- The bigger the city, the more crazy and unbalanced people
multiply in it. Muir wasn't far off in his exclamation that not a single
sane man lived in "City by the Bay" that Tony Bennett sang about
with his mesmerizing love song, "I left my heart in."
- In big cities, you hear fire engines screaming, ambulances
flashing in the night, police sirens at all hours, honking horns, gridlocked
traffic, train whistles blowing, so many citizens flipping the bird at
one another, beggars on every corner and a loss of connection as everyone
sees everyone else as a threat. No one looks anyone in the eyes while
walking down the street for fear ofname the phobia. For visuals, graffiti
adorns millions of city buildings.
- At one time, Detroit, Michigan, at its zenith, became
known as the "Murder Capitol of the World." I worked there for
15 years to witness it. I mean, those boys shot up the joint. Over one
million people fled the city in the last 30 years to leave it a wasteland.
They fled car-jackings at stop lights. Drugs flowed everywhere and desperate
people overwhelmed homeless shelters.
- Every kind of sickening human behavior manifests in big
cities: incest of five year old girls, animal cruelty, child cruelty, misogyny,
rape, murder, sex trafficking, entrenched poverty, illiteracy, drugs, shoplifting,
burglaries, arson and every kind of aberrant human behavior!
- Today, Phoenix, Arizona, a big city, suffers 57,000 cars
stolen annually. (Source: Department of Motor Vehicles, AZ) Its schools
suffer violence from the sixth grade onward. Los Angeles finds itself
picking up millions of pounds of trash left out in the streets by anyone
with a car and a bag. Schools suffer over 100 languages and less than
50 percent graduation rates from high schools. It's so bad, police won't
patrol in the 20,000 members of the "18th Street Gang".
- As with the MS-13 gangs, now operating in 30 states with
over 20,000 members, they distribute drugs and make an estimated 900,000
U.S. teenagers drug dealers. Most follow a life of crime until arrested
- AN AVERAGE OF 30,000 AMERICANS COMMIT SUICIDE ANNUALLY
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
estimated 52,447 deliberate and 23,237 accidental non-fatal gunshot injuries
in the United States during 2000. The majority of gun-related deaths in
the United States are suicides, with firearms used in 16,907 suicides in
the United States during 2004. An average of 29,000 Americans commit
suicide annually by all forms. Where? In cities! John Muir made a point!
- Many years ago, Itzhak Bentov wrote a book: Stalking
the Wild Pendulum. In the work, he noted how everything in the
universe 'vibrates' at certain calibrations. Everything works in 'harmony'
with rocks, dirt, water, fire, air, wind, rain, etc. Humans vibrate at
something like seven megahertz a second, but I forgot the actual figure.
- In the book, he noted how Western humanity slowly drove
itself crazy via living in cities with boxed dwellings, driving in steel
and glass-enclosed cars at 60 mile per hour, walking on concrete and rarely
able to venture out of its concrete jungle to the serendipity of the wilderness-from
which all humans evolved over millions of years.
- Thus, humans in cities suffered a loss of their natural
rhythms, their natural 'vibrations' that worked within the realm of nature.
As they lost touch with nature, they became more and more 'un-harmonic'
with their eco-system. Some take weekends off to sit by a river, or in
the wilderness via camping or by the beach to 'reharmonize' their vibrations.
They learned how to cope with their city environment.
- Most city dwellers, cannot travel out into the wilderness,
therefore, they remain 'un-harmonic', and spiritually and physically distressed.
Those individuals found ways to cope by smoking, drinking, drug usage,
overeating and a dozen other activities to cope with their 'distress' or
lack of internal harmony with nature. Obviously, they all suffer a form
of emotional, spiritual and physical disharmony that degrades their quality
of life with headaches, stress, angry and a myriad of problems they can
never figure out, nor can they solve as long as they live in the city.
- The fact is, if you read Desmond Morris' The Naked
Ape or Robert Audrey's African Genesis and Territorial
Imperative, we remain animals, albeit animals that think, yet we require
the natural vibrations of the wilderness in order to remain mentally, physically
and spiritually connected and healthy.
- Cities breed a collective unhealthiness featured every
evening on the news in every major city in the world. The bigger the city,
the more killings and other aberrant behaviors. The smaller the city,
the less the mayhem. And, when you visit cities of less than 1,000, they
suffer virtually no crime whatsoever. Everybody knows each other and community
binds them to a common tribe and identity.
- If we, as a civilization allow another 100 million people
to be added to America, and then, another 100 million and 200 million beyond
that, we shall see our civilization delivered into a kind of 'madness'
or unhealthiness heretofore never experienced in the United States. You
can see the results in Mexico City with 24 million, or in 28 million in
Tokyo, Japan, or Mumbai, India with 18 million, San Paulo, Brazil with
17 million, Shanghai, China with 14 million, Los Angeles with 13 million.
- I have visited those places. Pretty depressing on every
level! Do we want that for our country, our cities, and our civilization?
I would venture to say that you are rotating your head in the negative.
What are you going to do about it?
- Would you agree with my friend John Muir? "Tell
me what you will of the benefactions of city civilization, of the sweet
security of streets---all as part of the natural up-growth of man towards
the high destiny we hear so much of. I know that our bodies were made
to thrive only in pure air, and the scenes in which pure air is found.
If the death exhalations that brood the broad towns in which we so fondly
compact ourselves were made visible, we should flee as from a plague. All
are more or less sick; there is not a perfectly sane man in all of San
- 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 www.numbersusa.com ;
- 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 ; in Canada www.immigrationwatchcanada.org ;
in Australiawww.population.org.au and PublicPopForum@yahoogroups.com ;
in Great Britain www.optimumpopulation.org ; and dozens of other
sites accessed at www.frostywooldridge.com.
- Must see DVD: "Blind Spot" http://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
- Must see: Rapid Population Decline, seven minute video
by Dr. Jack Alpert
- 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