So says Richard Dawkins. He qualifies it a little, but there it is. He blames Adolf Hitler for making it unsafe to discuss — now there’s an understatement.
If we ever have someone pulling the plugs on people, I vote that Mr Nihilist Dawkins is kept well clear of the process.
Then another article, in a difficult-to-get-to PDF:
My strong interest in the activities of population control advocates grew during my first visit to the United Nations headquarters in New York during March of 2000. [...] I was particularly struck by the comments of other lobbyists who noticed that it often seemed that population control activities were aimed at minority populations. I began to wonder if this was mere coincidence or something more. [...] I set out to look further into the motivations and the ideology of the population control advocates. The final paper that was the result of my study and was titled, The Inherent Racism of Population Control, so struck others that I was encouraged to update, expand and publish the paper.
He goes on to look at Malthus as a basis for “scientific” racism.
Malthus reckoned that helping the poor was pointless, because you’d only increase their numbers, which would increase the draconian checks that “Nature” was already imposing upon them. As he put it, “they had not the ability to rise above their position or the resources available to do so”.
This despite the officially published estimates that the world could comfortably feed 35 gigapeople using then-currently deployed technology. And the then-steadily increasing world food production.
Fooey! Malthus’ initials are Sierra Alpha Delta. Relying upon him for motivation would be like looking to the aforementioned Adolf Hitler for moral guidance.