Greatest Tragedy Of The 21st Century
By Frosty Wooldridge
Can an entire civilization, blessed with science and reasoned thinking capacity, continue in cognitive denial?
Without a doubt, Americans steam into the 21st century with the pedal to the metal toward doubling their current population from 319 million to 625 million within 80 years. Never mind that seven states suffer water shortages in 2014. Forget that we import 7 of 10 barrels of oil to keep this monster civilization running. Never mind that oil won’t be there within 40 years. Don’t mention the fact that arable land diminishes as population grows by three million annually in the USA.
Forget that the rest of the world adds 80 million annually, 1 billion every 12 years and another 3 billion within 36 years. Their grab for water, energy and resources accelerates beyond ours.
Forget any talk about crushed cities, air pollution, contaminated waters, species extinction and the natural world taking massive damage from human encroachment.
Craig Stevens, Berkeley, California, living in our most overcrowded state, relates some specific realities we refuse to address:
“A great tragedy is unfolding before our eyes today,” he said. “It is the tragic fall and devolution of the human species. For all intents and purposes, humanity as a whole, has “Crossed the Rubicon” and is now plunging over the cliff at break-neck speed
only to descend into the abyss of its own making.
“The fatal blow came at the turn of the millennium, specifically around the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York.
“The decision was made by technocratic elitists to turn America and the rest of the planet into a police state prison---complete with surveillance cameras, restrictions on human freedom and trillions of dollars, euros, yen etc., being funneled into a military-industrial-intelligence-security control grid designed to technologically enslave and kill off a large majority of the world's population.
“The genius, vision, brilliance and expertise of the world's peoples, institutions and nations SHOULD have been invested into building a Global Green World Order for Mankind. The world's wealth could have helped us develop alternative energy sources (solar, wind, zero-point anti-gravity etc.) and permanently weaned our civilization off the global oil spigot.
“If we had collectively chosen this path, we
would be well on our way toward solving the global climate change threat which has now plunged the us into a global environmental catastrophe threatening the lives of billions of our fellow human beings (and all other life on Earth) in the years and decades to come.
“In a nutshell, the decision has been made to pursue death and not life. The deliberate poisoning of our food, water, soil and air with GMO food, fluoride, radiation and CO2 emissions has unfortunately taken precedence over the construction of a healthy, non-polluting, sustainable, energy independent, and life-affirming global society.
“As the population juggernaut grows and metastasizes into every facet of our lives, so too, do we lose the environmental ethos and infrastructure that would have permitted our species to survive and thrive well into the 21st century and beyond.
“What is coming down the pike on the dark side is what is known as the "mark of the beast', in biblical terminology. This biometrically, computer based, global electronic spy and surveillance financial control grid means that one will not be able to buy nor sell without the "mark".
“If the path of global environmental sustainability had been chosen, there would have been no need for any control or any "mark" being imposed upon the sovereign citizens of any nation. We would have learned to live within the biosphere's limits and thrive in an overflowing system of abundance, wealth and prosperity for all. If the light and life side of the force has been chosen, we would have abandoned all forms of nuclear power, energy and weapons and Fukushima probably would not have happened.
“Free energy systems would abound and billions of hours of needless human toil could have been prevented.
“The Great Tragedy of Mankind today is that we have illegal police state surveillance cameras spying on us for the corporate oligarchy instead of clean, fresh, nourishing and life-affirming organic agricultural products in our supermarkets.
“We have a global internet run by a bunch of NSA control freak psychopaths, when the network could have become the informational backbone of an ecologically sustainable, free, democratic, privacy and free-speech protected society based on love, compassion, nurturance and cooperation. This would have aided in developing the law, infrastructure and intelligence necessary for the human species to become an advanced civilization on Earth. Instead, we now only have war, destruction and enslavement to look forward to.
“Our future generations, if any survive, will look back on this INSANE millennial decision to pursue the ways of evil, death and destruction as being the greatest, most colossal mistake ever made in the entire history of the human race. We had the golden opportunity to evolve into a highly advanced environmentally sustainable world civilization and reach for the stars. What a glorious future we could all have had.
“But that opportunity is now forever lost. The only conceivable action to take now is for the good-hearted people to completely separate ourselves from the technocratic elites who are plunging the human species into the abyss of planetary extinction.”
While Craig Stevens paints a sobering picture, we humans still may make choices like one child per woman, organic gardening, avoidance of GMO’s, population stabilization and alternative energy.
We could save our species and our biosphere, but as he said, we “Crossed the Rubicon” and it’s going to be a rough road back.
Let’s give ourselves a chance:
If you would like to make a difference, please join these organizations for the most effective collective action you can take: www.CapsWeb.org ; www.NumbersUSA.org ; www.TheSocialContract.com ; www.Fairus.org
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 few words, “Mind boggling!” www.NumbersUSA.org
This is the best website to start: www.numbersusa.org ; 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.
Visit www.TheSocialContract.com for the best information on what we face as a civilization as to overpopulation, energy, immigration and much more.
Canada www.immigrationwatchcanada.org ; in Australia www.population.org.au andPublicPopForum@yahoogroups.com; in Great Britain www.populationmatters.org ; and dozens of other sites accessed at www.frostywooldridge.com. In Florida, www.flimen.org .
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-
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 ; Trailer to his latest movie on overpopulation: http://youtu.be/KLWxWOcUrVc
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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Alexandra Paul talks about human overpopulation and saving our world by all women having 1 child only:
One planet, one child:
We must come to terms with birth control and stabilizing human population. This three minute video brings the terror of India’s predicament up close and personal by Paul Winn of Australia:
This film will rock you: MOTHER: CARING FOR 7 BILLION
Dr. Jack Alpert , www.skil.org
Important books to read and educate yourself:
Life on the Brink: Environmentalists Confront Overpopulation, edited by Philip Cafaro and Eileen Crist, 2012
The World Without Us, Alan Weisman 2007 A scholarly research on how the Earth will fare after Homo sapiens are gone.
Man Swarm, and the Killing of Wildlife, Dave Foreman 2011 Mankind as locusts.
Take Conservation Back, Dave Foreman, 2013
The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler, what America faces when oil runs out.
Overshoot by William Catton
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
Peek Everything: Facing a century of Declines by Richard Heinberg
Plan B, 4.0, Saving Civilization by Lester Brown
The Population Fix by Edward C. Hartman
America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans by Frosty Wooldridge
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents - from the Arctic to the South Pole - as well as eight times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. In 2012, he bicycled coast to coast across America. He presents “The Coming Population Crisis facing America: what to do about it.” www.frostywooldridge.com . His latest book is: How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World by Frosty Wooldridge, copies at 1 888 280 7715/ Motivational program: How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World by Frosty Wooldridge, click: www.HowToLiveALifeOfAdventure.com
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