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But as syndicated columnist Georgie Ann Geyer points out, this man has already taken steps that may very well cause your premature death and the premature deaths of loved ones.
His behavior shows that he has no regard for your life or mine -- for our souls, perhaps, but not for our lives, and especially not for our children's lives. Geyer correctly observes that the pope is a threat to everyone on the planet.
He is our enemy. Yet we have this very positive image of Pope John Paul II the most admired world leader with a favorability rating of 88 percent and an equally positive image of his institution the most admired political institution in the U.
How can this be? How can our images be so far removed from reality? The fact is, there is a broad array of images retained by Americans that have been distorted by the Vatican to advance its own interests.
Since I began my study of the Roman Catholic Church, as it relates to population growth control, some 26 years ago, I have been amazed at the intensity of Vatican activity in the U.
On numerous occasions, I have observed some activity usually but not always a political activity that did not seem reasonable. I would be offered explanations which, upon reflection, would not hold water. When I've explored these things, I would often find the Church deeply involved, seeking some gain or other.
Before I began my study, I had a very different idea of what church and religion meant, having been raised as a Methodist.
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I was completely unprepared for what I found. Many of the tears in America's social fabric are the result of Vatican attempts to advance its power, control, influence, wealth or security -- at the expense of Americans and American institutions.
Rarely was there evidence of Vatican involvement in these activities on the surface, but upon probing, the role of the Vatican became evident. Usually it also became evident that considerable effort had been made to mask the fact that the Vatican was a significant actor.
But before presenting specific instances of such activities, a question should be considered. Some readers may be offended, but this is a valid question. In America, we have the freedom of inquiry and we should exercise it or we are sure to lose it.
This is one of the most important unknowns Americans now face. If the Vatican will secretly kill the Rockefeller Commission and NSSM initiatives which definitively showed that overpopulation threatens the security-survival of every American, what will it not do?
Will it manipulate the initiation of U. Will it prompt a civil war in the U. Will it promote disintegration of the American social fabric to save the Papacy?
Thus far, the Vatican has had so much success at shutting down all serious efforts to control population growth that draconian actions have not yet been necessary.
But what if the NSSM recommendations had been implemented? Most likely, the Vatican would have done whatever it felt necessary to successfully intervene; perhaps, merely conspiring to force the resignation of a president would have been sufficient.
Had they not intervened, self-destruction of the Vatican already might have been complete by now. Every community has been changed by it. Many of our elected representatives at all levels of government would have been different.
Many positive changes in our lives, that probably would have occurred had the Rockefeller Commission and NSSM recommendations been implemented, did not occur. For example, almost surely there would be less crime, the welfare burden would be reduced and the drug problem would be smaller if the recommendations had been implemented.
Because family planning education would be much more widespread and integrated naturally into our pattern of family values; contraception would be encouraged; and safe, legal abortion would be much more readily available to all women. Unplanned births, about 50 percent of all U.
The number of poverty stricken adolescents, and men and women in their early twenties, would be much less than it is today. Also, many negative changes in our lives have resulted from the initiatives undertaken by the bishops as a part of their Plan.The Battle over Birth Control for Developing Nations.
One large issue in the debate, particularly on the African continent, is the use of birth control to protect against sexually transmitted diseases—particularly the HIV/AIDS virus. The Nigerian Debate over Population Growth. A health care worker in Bangladesh gives a young pregnant woman a birthing kit for a safer delivery.
It contains a sterile razor to cut the cord, a sterile plastic sheet to place under the birth area, and other simple, sanitary items - all which help save lives. Contraception: An overview. Author links open overlay panel Jürgen The general optimism of the s about overcoming the problems of global overpopulation with these new tools has subsequently been replaced by growing concern about the risks of contraception in general and of OCs especially.
Concurrent with the first campaign against. [ When Trucks stop running, civilization ends. Trucks are not only vulnerable to running out of liquid fuels, they also depend on micro-chips (i.e. engine, emissions, etc), .
The Population Bomb is a best-selling book written by Stanford University Professor Paul R. Ehrlich and his wife, Anne Ehrlich (who was uncredited), in It warned of mass starvation of humans in the s and s due to overpopulation, as well as other major societal upheavals, and advocated immediate action to limit population ashio-midori.com of a "population explosion" were widespread in.
Introduction Global cultivation of blame-games Future blindness and the deaf effect as cognitive biases Stunted focus on proximate causes and short-term remedies.