John Podesta's Cure for Climate Change: A Government in Charge of Your 'Family Planning'
John Podesta, former chief of staff for President Bill Clinton, chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, and the current chair of the Center for American Progress, recently wrote an article in The Washington Post rallying all good progressives to cure the scourge of climate change by controlling the earth's out-of-control population explosion.
In the beginning of the article he told us that his goal is to "reduce emissions, raise living standards, and build a more sustainable future" ostensibly for the masses in developing nations. (I wondered as I read this if John Podesta has raised living standards for anyone in the world. Besides being a political figure, has he actually created businesses or even built so much as a well to raise the living standards of anyone in the Third World?)
He went on to comment on how we cannot overlook the importance of "reproductive health." He never actually defines "reproductive health" but according to Planned Parenthood and their supporters (such as Robert Reich in the following video) it includes contraceptives and abortion.
Podesta argued that "forging a coalition between the environmental movement and the women's rights movement will not only fundamentally advance women's rights, but will also do a world of good for the planet, which is bearing an environmental burden because of population growth." So, in other words, since global warming/climate change is a fact, the way we can save the planet is by reducing the number of people on earth (through contraceptives or abortion or both).
Apparently this is the new mantra of the Left; Chelsea Clinton is pushing the same idea.
I have heard this argument many times. (Doesn't it sound like a character in a Dickens story who wanted to "decrease the surplus population"? But I digress.) I have also often said to these same people who are so worried about a population explosion, "I notice that very few people are volunteering to eliminate themselves from Planet Earth. Isn't that selfish and greedy of them?" Oh right, THEY are indispensable. It's the OTHER people who are just ... surplus population.
Of course Podesta's entire argument is based on the theory of climate change (which used to be called "global warming" ... until the earth inconveniently stopped heating up about 20 years ago) and the idea from Robert Malthus and Paul Ehrlich that the earth is experiencing a "population explosion" that is going to kill us all.
The earth is going through a climate change. It has been doing so, without any help from humans, since time began. Here are a few good videos from notable scientists who sincerely doubt the "science" behind the theory of man-made climate change: