I’m disagreeing with you all over the place here! You’ve got my dander up.
Firstly, if there are too many people then what exactly is the solution to that? There isn’t one bar letting people starve to death or mudering them. You could introduce population policies but they will simply slow growth so the problem will still exist. What are you suggesting we do? You’re painting a very bleak picture where there is nothing to do except wait for death or our families and future generations. Let’s suppose we let people starve. Who will starve? The poor in less developed places. Let’s suppose we fight for resources…who will get the resources and who will die? The poor will lose and die. Let’s introduce population control…never going to happen in the rich world (apart from the fact that we have ageing populations, there would be riots in the street if a One Child Policy style control was introduced), so again this is about hitting the poor in the less developed world.
there are no solutions to too many people. Well, that’s a lie, there are but they’re going to affect the poor only. The solutions lie with people, not getting rid of people. Imagine what people 200 years ago would have said if they were told we could fly to the moon or just fly hundreds of people to Benidorm. Did the average bod on the street envisage a world with electricity 300 years ago? What about the Internet? Kondratiev waves…success based on cycles of innovation that change the world. You’re limiting your view of the world to what you know (and this asshat that you’ve quoted is saying). What was it that Donald Rumsfeld said about there being things we know and things we know we don’t know? Have some faith in people…it’s all we got because your complaint of too many people has no actual solution accept depression and misery, and I for one have a mother in law for that.