What do Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Mayor Bloomberg, Ted Turner, George Soros and Oprah Winfrey have in common?
Money. Lots of money.
Power, insane power, some of it hidden.
A messiah complex. They want to save the Third World.
I am not judging their intentions, I know how the misery of the poor affects me, I pray for them every night, and do my share to help my in-law in El Salvador escape poverty. I DO fault them for two things; they see the Church as an obstacle. No other institution has done more for the poor in the entire history of the world than the Catholic Church. This explains the second reason I am opposed to this powerful group who met in Manhattan on May 5 in a top secret meeting; they see abortion and birth control as the answer to the problems of the poor. They are ignorant of the way the poor view children; as their greatest treasure. Why not give them medecine, schools and micro loans to help them escape the miserable conditions in which they live?
Give the poor of the Third World the dignity to decide how they will be helped.
"Taking their cue from Gates," reports the Sunday Times, "they agreed that overpopulation was a priority." However, this could rattle "some Third World politicians" who are old-fashioned enough to think that "contraception and female education weaken traditional values".
Is it only Third World politicians who think that contraception weakens traditional values? How about the rest of us?
Isn’t fertility a personal decision? (not in China it isn't!)As population expert Steven Mosher asks, "What happens when governments, often in response to pressure from abroad, attempt to directly regulate the fertility of their people? Both humans rights and primary health care, it turns out, tend to suffer setbacks. Urging governments to interfere in the intimate decisions of couples concerning childbearing does not encourage limited government and the rule of law, but their opposite, an intrusive bureaucracy and human rights abuses. Nor does concentrating scarce health care resources on fertility reduction programs lead to improvements in the general state of health of a population."
As Mosher argues in his important book, Population Control: Real Costs, Illusory Benefits,, "For over half century, the population controllers have perpetrated a gigantic, costly and inhumane fraud upon the human race, defrauding the people of the developing world of their progeny and the people of the developed world of their pocketbooks."
Of course fat cat elites will suffer nothing from such programs, just the poor and voiceless. But never mind, it is for the good of humanity. "
As Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze says, "When extra guest arrive for dinner, we don't shoot them, we simply cook more rice."
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