Would you like to know where those “alleged” death panels in Health Care Reform had their start? Well, the Libertarian Cato Institute, in 1996 began tracking Richard Lamm, Garrett Hardin, and John Tanton. In fact, the bitter irony here is the fact that the Far Right is being propelled by John Tanton’s anti-immigration agenda, while Lamm’s dire view of the future appears to be the Obama Administration’s agenda.
“…Among Lamm’s key issues are establishing population control, stopping immigration, raising taxes to reduce the deficit, increasing tariffs for greater trade protection and ending “excessive” medical care for the elderly. His ideology is based on the “lifeboat” philosophy of human existence, according to which a race or nation cannot survive with its own limited resources if it dispenses those resources to others.
A good distillation of that theory comes from ecologist Garrett Hardin, who has written, “If we include freedom to breed as one of man’s inalienable freedoms, and if we accept the obligation to share excess food with those who are starving, then how can any nation, class, or religious group that responsibly controls its numbers survive . . . ?” Chapters in Hardin’s books are titled “We Need Abortion for the Children’s Sake” and “Were the Luddites Wrong?”
To enforce population control, Hardin has argued for limiting American parents to two children, noting that “a technically simple way to control the number of children would be to sterilize the woman after the birth” of her second child. He asserts, “Only by making parenthood a privilege, to be enjoyed under specified conditions and to a specified extent, can society achieve population control.”
In the acknowledgements of his 1985 book Megatraumas: America at the Year 2000, Lamm cites Hardin as someone who has inspired his own thinking and who has “a foreboding sense of where the world is going.”
In Megatraumas Lamm expounds on his own political philosophy. He writes, “The future, in fact, is much bigger, darker, and more problematical than anything our bright new technology can dominate. I believe that America is heading into an era of multiple traumas.” No one will confuse Richard Lamm with Ronald Reagan….Nor is Richard Lamm likely to promote racial harmony. When he ran for the U.S. Senate, his long-time tenure on the board of the anti-immigration Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) provoked the hostility of Hispanics. Black Americans have little reason to warm to Lamm either. The Detroit News reported recently that over the past decade, during Lamm’s association with the group, FAIR has received $1 million in contributions from the Pioneer Fund, a foundation that supports eugenics, selective breeding and “race betterment.””
How about this:
“…We support U.S. population stabilization purely for ecological reasons. This requires we reduce both birth rates and migration to the U.S. to sustainable levels. Unending population growth and increasing levels of consumption together are the root causes of the vast majority of our environmental problems, as is the case in many other countries. As environmentalists, we in SUSPS are fully aware of the value of biodiversity. An ecosystem is healthier when it has a wide variety of animal and plant species. Similarly, we see value in ethnic and cultural diversity. A nation with human diversity is better able to survive crises, and it benefits from the creativity that diversity inspires…”
Barack Obama and his Democrats have a dirty little secret. Health Care Reform is NOT about health care or reform. It is about population control.
“…Since 1996, leaders of the Sierra Club have refused to admit that immigration driven, rapid U.S. population growth causes massive environmental problems. And they have refused to acknowledge the need to reduce U.S. immigration levels in order to stabilize the U.S. population and protect our natural resources. Their refusal to do what common sense says is best for the environment was a mystery for nearly a decade….”
The dirty little secret about hard-core immigration reform is not for security. It is about population control.
What do these things have in common?
Today Rush Limbaugh literally stepped in it. I feel like a prosecuting attorney waiting for one of OJ’s attorneys to bring something new to the argument, so I can pounce.
Well, Rush Limbaugh did just that!
He introduced Richard Lamm into the equation.
Richard D. Lamm is a former Democratic governor of Colorado. He is one of the most hard-core anti-population growth advocates in the world. He is also a very close friend and associate of John Tanton, founder of Numbers USA and FAIR.
“...The 1990s saw the biggest population boom in U.S. history. This is truly astounding news coming three decades after widespread determination that the country was mature and probably already overpopulated. No wonder Americans became increasingly alarmed at their deteriorating quality of life due to sprawl, congestion, overcrowded schools, lost open spaces and increasing restrictions on their individual liberty in order to handle the new population explosion!…”
It is all about white supremacist organizations attempting to either take over the GOP or destroy it. They are using Tanton’s anti-anyone but white mantra. FYI – Michelle Malkin writes for Vdare. You might want to note the following, that the guys who run Vdare were removed from NRO because William F. Buckley considered them racist.
“…The central question about the long-term future of the Republican Party is—does the Republican Party have a future? The demographic changes unleashed by post-1965 immigration policies inexorably work to benefit Democrats, as Peter Brimelow and Ed Rubenstein pointed out in their National Review cover story Electing a New People back in1997. (Those were the days! After William F. Buckley purged the magazine of patriotic immigration reformers, Brimelow and Rubenstein updated their analysis in the Hudson Institute’s magazine American Outlook in 2000.)…”
Dear Richard Lamm is connected to the Pioneer Fund. Garrett Hardin is the inspiration behind Lamm, the Pioneer Fund and John Tanton.
“...One of FAIR’s long-time leaders, and a personal hero to Tanton, is the late Garrett Hardin, a committed eugenicist and for years a professor of human ecology at the University of California. Hardin, who died in 2003, was himself a Pioneer Fund grantee, using the fund’s money to expand his 1968 essay, “The Tragedy of the Commons.” In it, Hardin wrote, “Freedom to breed will bring ruin to all.”
…That was the least of it. In a 1992 interview with Omni magazine, Hardin said he supported infanticide — “A fetus is of so little value, there’s no point worrying about it” — as “effective population control.” He argued the Third World is filled with “the next generation of breeders” who need to be stopped. He discouraged aid to starving Africans because that would only “encourage population growth.” Hardin wasn’t alone. A current FAIR board member, three-time Democratic governor of Colorado Richard Lamm, sounded a similar theme in 1984, while still governor, saying “terminally ill people have a duty to die and get out of the way.”
Like Tanton, Lamm seems to fear a coming race war. In his futuristic 1985 novel, Megatraumas: America at the Year 2000, Lamm sketches it out like this: “[O]ur lack of control of our borders allowed 2 million legal and illegal immigrants to settle in the United States every year. That caused unemployment to rise to 15.2 percent by 1990 and 19.1 percent this year. … [T]he rash of firebombings throughout the Southwest, and the three-month siege of downtown San Diego in 1998 were all led by second-generation Hispanics, the children of immigrants.”
As late as 2004, Lamm was sounding similar racial fears, telling a reporter that “new cultures” in the U.S. “are diluting what we are and who we are.”
For his part, Stein was asked about Hardin’s belief that only “intelligent people” should breed for an editorial by Tucker Carlson in the 1997 Wall Street Journal. “Yeah, so what?” Stein replied. “What is your problem with that?”…
I SEE DEAD PEOPLE
Any pretense that the “Green” agenda is about humanity and human decency is just plain wrong. It is all about killing people, or never letting them be born. One of the most revealing commentaries comes out of the UK.
“…Every £4 spent on family planning over the next four decades would reduce global CO2 emissions by more than a ton, whereas a minimum of £19 would have to be spent on low-carbon technologies to achieve the same result, the research says. The report, Fewer Emitter, Lower Emissions, Less Cost, concludes that family planning should be seen as one of the primary methods of emissions reduction. The UN estimates that 40 per cent of all pregnancies worldwide are unintended….”
We are dealing with out of control green freaks who are determined to impose their agenda at any cost. In order to succeed, they must kill off a goodly portion of the world’s population. That’s what John Tanton, Richard Lamm, Numbers USA, FAIR, Garrett Hardin, and Health Care Reform is all about – killing people to save the planet.
Every donation that goes to any of the organizations controlled by John Tanton ends up helping to promote his secret agenda, a green US, via population control, forced eugenics, abortion, and killing the elderly. Do you really want to waste you money?