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OVERPOPULATION, Toxic growth and Ecological collapse



World Population at 8 a.m., Thu., Sep. 20, 2018, California time, was
7 billion, 908 million, 770 thousand, 958

well past the "tipping point" and still exploding toward
OVER 8 BILLION BY 2020

      Any date : A  never-ending cover-up  by media loyal to their rich   GROWTH loving owners may fool you, but due CERTAINLY to the OVERGROWTH of human POPULATION, habitat, business, and dependence on excess and often toxic technology - the eco-system we CAN'T live without is NOW collapsing.
   Q: So why are the criminally capitalist media still covering up the GRAVITY, EXTENT and CAUSE of this crisis? A:Continued profit flow depends on continued GROWTH and the insiders who run the world don't want you to think about stopping GROWTH, no matter what it does to the world we live in. SO, WHILE OUR ECO-WORLD COLLAPSES, nothing is being done about it, and no politician, media chief, or scientist has the wit or courage to talk about anything but the weather.
   Our entire eco-world is CERTAINLY COLLAPSING NOW DUE TO TOXIC OVERGROWTH.
  We're NOW adding hundreds of people a minute, over 312 thousand a day, about a million every three days, OVER 100 million a year, and therefore OVER a billion a decade; and THAT GROWTH ITSELF GOES ON GROWING, in spite of the convenient 1992 metaphysical fantasies of embedded "scientists" about IRRELEVANTLY diminishing PERCENTAGE growth rates,   because REAL human NUMBERS keep going UP faster from a REALLY EVER-GROWING NUMERICAL BASE, as do the consequences.  Current buzz references to "climate change," may be more than language abuse, but they're only about symptoms.
-Glen Roberts
   Estimates above of how many more humans are born than die are derived from U. of NC's World Population Clock.



The Word Overpopulation Defined

Be calm. This is simply the correct definition of the word overpopulation.
OVERPOPULATION = TOO MANY PEOPLE ALREADY

   That CAN'T be clearer, but since I can find no evidence in the media that very many editors, politicians, or people the establishment considers smart understand it, I'll make what can't be clearer even clearer. (1) Overpopulation is not a state of becoming; it's a state of being. (2) An OVERPOPULATED WORLD is not getting overpopulated; it's already overpopulated. (3) So the solution is not slower growth, or even no growth; THE SOLUTION IS (wrinkle your brow, clinch your teeth, think hard) TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE WORLD UNTIL THERE ARE NO LONGER TOO MANY OF THEM.   Got it?
   OK. Your only remaining defense now is to ask, "What does the word world mean?" (I gave you that, in case you didn't think of it); and, as if you were perplexed, "How many people are too many?"; and finally, a little angrily, "But what can be done about it?" I'll answer the first two questions immediately (just past the bottom line of this box after ONE ALL IMPORTANT NOTE,   and I'll answer the last question at the bottom of the page.

ONE ALL-IMPORTANT NOTE: Understanding of all 4 definitions of overpopulation below must include a realization (you can't avoid it) that too many people need a HUMAN ENCAMPMENT that takes more space and weighs more heavily on the eco-system than its billions of tenants.

Definition of the word world:

    The word world, in the context of a discussion of overpopulation, means NOT the planet we live on (which isn't what needs "saving"), OR the globe (which is NOT warming), but the
eco-system we live within (i.e. humanity's eco-world), which rides the planet a little above and below the surface like a passenger (as we do), which must be what may be warming along the planet's surface (on average) - among other things going wrong with it that Al Gore finds it inconvenient to mention, including, seemingy at least, some currently drastic climatic irregularity AND ALSO a LOT of other phenomena not yet put TOGETHER by embedded media (though obviously more important together than separately as each subject finally becomes p.c.), which obviously (not just seemingly but certainly) ADD UP TO
               A COMPREHENSIVE COLLAPSE OF OUR ECOWORLD,
i.e. the world we actually live in, rather than on. Understanding of this definition and the next four definitions in carefully correct English is critically important.

FOUR DEFINITIONS of the word overpopulation, all emphasizing and clarifying the phrase, too many people - Overpopulation is:

    (1) TOO MANY PEOPLE to balance and interact harmoniously with the other species and elements
in an eco-system which, to remain healthy and viable, requires all the elements in its make-up to balance and interact with all the other elements harmoniously;
     (2) TOO MANY PEOPLE to provide each and every one of them the best life practically possible in a less populated world, just in case we ever have a one-world Civilized State that actually tries to do that.
     (3) TOO MANY PEOPLE for the world to be as aesthetically comfortable as it once was and still could be - or as beautiful as it once was and still could be - or to leave room outside their way-overgrown, over-crowded, noisy, tasteless, poisonous encampment for the luxuriously spacious natural world of clean air and soil and water and mountains and vast empty plains and forests and streams and seas teeming with abundant wild life that I WANT IN MY WORLD.

     Right now, ALL OF THOSE DEFINITIONS AND THE LINES THEY DRAW ARE ALREADY ACADEMIC, since, to anybody but an insensitive entrepreneur with a vested interest in growth, a politician trying to be all things to all and especially all rich constituents, a pseudo progressive trying to be politically correct, a dolt suckered by the insiders' media, or a religious person in rigid denial of a real world with actual spacial size and limitations, ALL THREE OF THOSE LINES HAVE OBVIOUSLY ALREADY BEEN CROSSED. The first two lines were crossed hundreds or even thousands of years ago, for sure before Columbus was pushed west by population pressure but probably way before that. The third line was crossed over 100 years ago and too obviously not to notice it in the last 50 years - so that, right now, overpopulation clearly enough means:

    (4) FAST APPROACHING EIGHT (7.908) BILLION PEOPLE in a world just right for a fraction of that number, i.e. l/60th to l/100th of that number, by which I mean that there are currently 60 to 100 X too many people on Earth NOW

   Of course, there are other definitions not worth numbering: 


   (0) MORE THAN THE OPTIMUM POPULATION. This definition (to which, as a double entendre, I'm assigning a zero - 0) was adopted by pseudo progressives in the early 90's and apparently meant either: all we can get in, as if a not quite critical mass would be ideal, OR: as many as we can stand before everyone finally realizes the world is overpopulated and is democratically willing to finally do something about it. 
Of all the politically correct garbage smothering us since 1990, that has to be the closest to actually insane. It has to be technically mad to WANT to live in a world any MORE crowded than this - or to suppose that any crazy cosmic ethic requires that we go for the most the world can stand or the most it is politically correct to stand. The optimum population idea was and is nothing more respectable than a politically correct concession made by pseudo progressives to minorities they fear offending, who are hypocritically presumed to be culturally incapable of growing past their tradition of proliferating quail-like families.
   (0+) A REALISTIC OPTIMUM POPULATION would be a number comfortably and safely BELOW definitions #1 and #2 above - a ceiling that would provide a comfortable buffer zone obviously. But the optimum population concept is fundamentally flaky since, in fact, while there clearly can be and are too many people, there's no sensible reason to strive for as many people as we can supposedly accomodate, and there is no such thing as too few people. If the human population were to die out, so what? I won't waste space on any of the loony-tunes population theories of religious lumpen resisting science.-Glen Roberts

NEWS FLASH: Our eco-system is NOW no longer healthy and viable (see definition #1). That's why it's NOW visibly falling apart. And the best life practically possible (see definition #2) has to include a VIEW down any street of open green hills; an over ABUNDANCE of nearby wilderness full of unstressed wildlife; crystal clear air and water and unpolluted soil; AND a main street in everybody's hometown that not only ISN'T a strip mall but would look good on a Christmas card (see definition #3). 

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NEW RAP POEMS AND OTHER HONEST OUTBURSTS

UNSPINNING OFFICIAL STORIES
To read all Unspinning Official Stories posts since 2008 - pick a year:
2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016

MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CUBA:
For a review and dismissal of just a few common misconceptions about Cuba - CLICK

JUNE 2014: 10 DISHONEST OFFICIAL STORIES so absurd that only a public eager to be fooled could believe them. Note: this page is under construction - CLICK

REVISED FEB. 2014: AN OPEN LETTER TO THE HAVANA TIMES - CLICK

JAN. 2008: A FRIENDLY CRITIQUE OF PRESS FREEDOM IN CUBA - CLICK
ENERO 2008: UNA CRITICA AMISTOSA SOBRE PRENSA LIBRE EN CUBA - CLICK

2007 UPDATES FROM CUBA: For a look at Cuba with Fidel on the bench posted from the island in January and February 2007 - CLICK

2005: BIRDS & BRUJAS IN ENCHANTED CATEMACO - CLICK

THREE APRIL 2005 LETTERS FROM CUBA: Self-syndicated and offered
on the dates indicated to various U.S. media I knew wouldn't print them.
    Human Rights in Cuba, April 14 from Havana - CLICK
    Viva y Habla Fidel!, April 22 from Cienfuegos - CLICK
    Elections in Cuba, April 29 from Havana - CLICK.

2004: SOUTH AMERICA COMPARED TO CUBA:
In the summer and fall of '04, already familiar with Mexico and Central America and, to some extent, with Cuba, I toured eight South American countries, to more effectively continue comparing what American media were then calling the "emerging western style free enterprise democracies" to Cuba, which those same not-very-free media always dutifully called "the only country in the hemisphere still not free." Since then, in a story blacked out for Americans by their not-very-free media, most of those countries, refusing to go on being arm-twisted by the US into censuring Cuba, are now beginning to follow Cuba's lead away from the US business-oriented government model toward "socially oriented" government. But in 2004, I learned more certainly what I already knew, that it should have been Cuba censuring the countries I was visiting, since, in 2004 (though, thanks initially to Hugo Chavez, things are now slowly changing), only Cuba was free then of the oppressive attributes I found everywhere else in Latin America.
    From Maracaibo - CLICK
    From the Andes - CLICK
    From the Cone" (includes South America Summary)M- CLICK.




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Notes To Nowhere, No One, No Avail
(Dedicated ultimately to the illiterate flames of some random dump)

LINKS:

Current, relevant daily & weekly reports easily accessed
through a tightly focused selection of reliable news links

Circles Robinson Online
Havana Times.org
Narco News Bulletin
The National Cuban Organization:
JAMMIN' WITH G.A.
Green Left Weekly
ACN Cuban News Agency
Venezuelanalysis.com
Granma
Trabajadores
Latin American Newspapers
www.chavezcode.com

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