A Warning From 1996

Massively tragic overpopulation will not redeem, liberate or dignify anyone.  Rather, it will imprison the human spirit, heighten economic inequality and kindle unending strife and despair.  

William Hollingsworth, Ending the Explosion  1996

This book dares to go beyond the conventional wisdom. It comes to grips with the need for solutions that are both adequate and humane. In doing that, and in doing it so well, this book meets a dire need in the population policy discussion. Professor Hollingsworth shows in poignantly human terms why humanity must promptly redirect its reckless demographic course.

 Donald Mann, President, Negative Population Growth, Inc.

 Afterword: A Comparison

  • The population of the United States today is 309 million people
  • In 1996 we had a population of 265 million people
  • That is a 14% increase in about 14 years or 44 million people
  • Some perspective: that is another state of California plus 7 million people

Today, we surely are more and more imprisoning the human spirit, heightening economic inequality and kindling unending strife and despair.

Two Questions

  • Consider what it is going to be like with at least 353 million people in 2024
  • Would this country not be far better off today with 44 million fewer people

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More People Everyday

Overpopulation is with us every minute of our lives! 

Whatever event, large or small, that is happening  in the United States or the world, one thing will always be occurring right along with everything else in our lives – overpopulation. 

It never ceases, never takes a break, carries on no matter what.

Because of it’s relentless momentum it is subtle, steadily and incrementally making our lives, communities and culture more complex, dibilitating and less personal. 

So we are continually fighting the numbers thing.

Mainstream Meaningful Statistics

Recently, while stuffed into a packed airplane, I was perusing USA TODAY and I happened to catch their Snapshots piece on the front page.

Much to my amazement I found a telling summary of  what this country and the rest of the world faces on a daily basis. 

For you doubters of numbers and statistics the source is the Population Reference Bureau from August 2009.  Read on. 

World Population Changes Per Day

  • More – Developed Nations: (United States and Europe)  Births:  + 39,340  
  • Deaths:  – 33,636    
  • Net Result:  + 5,704
  • Less – Developed Nations: (The rest of the world)  Births:  + 341,343 
  • Deaths:  – 120,019 
  • Net Result:  + 221,324

 A Staggering Grand Total of 227,000 Additional People Per Day

And I leave you with this, that Grand Total will increase tomorrow, and the next day, and the next and on into the future.


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Immigration Reality: Roy Beck


To everything there is a season, to every wave a limit, to every range an optimum capacity. The United States has been fully settled, and more than full, for at least a century. We have nothing to gain, and everything to lose, by allowing the old boat to be swamped.

Edward Abbey


A Compelling Agrument for True Immigration Reform

 Roy Beck, using a simple visual, puts immigration into perspective.

The United States has one million legal immigrants per year.

Arguments for Present Levels of Immigration

  • Rescue people in great poverty
  • A safety valve for poor and overpopulated countries
  • A need for skilled labor

Immigration Today is a Failed Policy

  • Twenty-five percent of our legal immigration is the poor from Mexico
  • There are 4.6 billion other people in the world living in equal or greater poverty than people living in Mexico
  • Third world countries add an additional 300 million more people every year

Taking in one million people every year is insignificant in terms of relieving or solving poverty.

Help Other Countries, Not Encourage Immigration

Siphoning off the very best minds from other countries is counterproductive to those countries.

Taking in unsustainable levels of immigrants only weakens our own economy and prevents us from further helping the countries to stabilize their own populations and economies.

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