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World Population Control — U.S. Strategy and UN Policy Program

In April 2002, LifeSite Daily News published a report from The Interim, apparently first published in Australia's The Age.

The report identified that Australian Nobel Prize winner and world-famous microbiologist Sir Macfarlane Burnet supported biological warfare as a form of population control, moreover, that Third World de-population has been U.S. strategic policy since '74. (Full Story)

The story seems far-fetched and totally unbelievable.  Unfortunately it is true.  A search of the Internet for "Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests", (the title of the U.S. National Security Study Memorandum 200 (NSSM 200), written by Henry Kissinger) provides 182 search returns [as of 2002; in 2006 the number of those search returns had increased to 299] . Whole books have been written about the US strategy for the depopulation of the less developed countries. 

There is, for instance, a book written by Stephen D. Mumford: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF NSSM 200 — How the Destruction of Political Will Doomed a U.S. Population Policy.1  Dr.. Stephen D. Mumford is president of the Center for Research on Population and Security. He identifies that,

President Nixon's "Special Message" on Population [m]arks the moment in 1969 when the President proposed creation of the Commission on Population Growth and the American Future.

The web pages that display Stephen Mumford's book explain that,

NSSM 200 was the definitive interagency study of world population growth and its implications for United States global security, requested by President Nixon in 1974. The study was undertaken by the National Security Council, the CIA, the Defense, Agriculture and State Departments, and the Agency for International Development. Among its conclusions: "World population growth is widely recognized within the Government as a current danger of the highest magnitude calling for urgent measures.... There is a major risk of severe damage [from continued rapid population growth] to world economic, political, and ecological systems and, as these systems begin to fail, to our humanitarian values."

NSSM 200 goes into great detail on what needs to be done to implement the strategy of world population control.  Although Stephen Mumford castigates the Vatican's efforts in opposing the U.S. world population control strategy, it is difficult to see much wrong with the Vatican opposing directions such as these:

NSSM 200 went into detail about avoiding U.S. responsibility for population-control programs by ensuring that the UN and international financial institutions such as the IMF and World Bank adopt population-control policies as prerequisites to their giving of aid. The report suggested furthering the camouflage by mandating that countries accepting aid from the UN or the banks form their own population-control ministries. (From the article in The Interim; 2)

Although Dr. Mumford's book concludes with observations of "How the Vatican has no qualms about destroying American democratic institutions in its battle to save the Papacy" (Chapter 17), it is even more difficult to understand his and his cohort's complaints when one considers that the world population is most definitely under control now and will most likely not increase anymore and worse

There has been no increase in the annual number of children born in the world for close to 20 years now.  The world population appears headed to level off at 8 billion people by about 2050.  It could even be said that the old maxim, "Be careful what you ask for, because you may get more than you like," is true of the U.S. world population control strategy.  The world population is expected to fall to about 3.5 billion people by 2150.  The question is for how much longer and how far it will keep falling.

The populations of some African countries are in danger of becoming eradicated due to the escalating AIDS epidemic, which is expected to kill in the order of 66 million people – world-wide – by 2020.  Some African countries have HIV infection rates in the order of 39 percent and their average life expectancies have fallen to where they were in the second half of the 19th Century.  The HIV infection rates in the former USSR countries are climbing and are already in some cities close to those in some of the African countries that fell prey to the sex education curriculum promoted by the UNFPA, a curriculum that insists on urging for "safe sex" (using condoms, of which some millions shipped by the U.S. were recently burned because they leaked), even for children.

In contrast, Uganda — which correctly identified that the only form of safe sex is chastity until marriage and promoted appropriate policies — managed to drastically reduce its HIV infection rates.

Others, like China, implemented with the help and support of UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) coercive population control measures aimed at limiting the number of children in urban areas to no more than one per a woman's fertile years (two children in rural areas). 

Even India is rapidly approaching the point reached by all developed countries already, where the total fertility rate * drops below the level of slightly more than two children per family that guarantees stable population levels.  India's TFR has approached 2.8 and is falling rapidly, with the trend being that within just a few years it will be below the TFR required to maintain its population.

* Note:

Current total fertility rates (TFRs) for countries in the world - Rank Order.  The web page accessible through the preceding link lists the rank order from highest to lowest, with a TFR of about 2.2 indicating a stable population. The TFR required to maintain a given country's population varies a little from country to country, depending on the life expectancy for the average resident in that country. (Source: CIA World Factbook)

As of June 2008, the CIA World Factbook showed 104 countries (generally the richest and most developed) to have TFRs of less than 2.2.  In other words, in those countries the population is in the process of shrinking. (Related Articles at Fathers for Life)

* Is the world overpopulated?

If all of the world's people were located in the Province of Alberta (just a touch smaller in area than the State of Texas) and each were to have an equal share of all of the land in Alberta, then each of the world's people would have 98.6m2 of land to live on.

Assuming that the average household consists of three people, a family of three would have enough space (3,184 ft2) for a moderately-sized house and a garden large enough to grow some of the food consumed by the family.

  • Alberta land area: 661,565 km2, 255,541 miles2
  • World population: 6,706,993,152 (Source: CIA World Factbook, July 2008 est.)

Anyone with a trace of humanitarian compassion left will consider the AIDS epidemic as the worst calamity ever to befall humanity, worse even than the Black Death that decimated Europe.  However, for people like Henry Kissinger and his supporters who intend to use food as a weapon and do, and such as Sir Macfarlane Burnet with his wish for deliberately induced yellow fever epidemics in designated countries possessing the appropriate mosquito vectors, the AIDS epidemic must appear to be a blessing.  Others speculated that it might not be a God-send blessing but rather a man-made one, such as that it may have been that it spread rapidly through the production of Polio vaccine that had been cultivated using HIV-infected monkey's kidney tissue. 

That trail of evidence evaporated and no conclusive evidence of that having been a deliberate program for spreading HIV infections was ever found.  Monkey kidney tissue had been used in the production of the polio vaccine distributed in Africa, but no evidence that the tissue cultures had been infected with HIV could be found when an investigation was made into that possibility of the origins of the AIDS epidemic.  That does not mean that the polio vaccine had not been infected at the time.  It means that no evidence exists any longer that would make it possible to establish guilt or innocence.

The question remains of what gives a single nation the right to impose its culture of death on the whole world, and what in the world would lead Dr. Mumford to be so critical of the Vatican who wants nothing other than to be representative of humanitarian concerns throughout all of the world that are most certainly far more compassionate than the coercive and deadly policies promoted by the U.S. during the latter part of the past century and even now.

There is nothing magical about a TFR of 2.2 children (the TFR required to maintain population levels in countries with higher life expectancy).  It is not a limit.  It is nothing more than a statistical cross-over point demarcating the dividing line between a nation's population growth and a nation's population decline.  It appears that once measures have been implemented to vilify people for having families and children, measures such as punitive tax policies and removing fathers from families, so as to make having children an unattractive proposition, the TFRs keep dropping with no end in sight.  To add coercive and state-funded abortion policies is overkill.

The current TFRs in the developed nations range from 2.08 in the U.S. through 1.5 in Canada to 1.1 in Russia, with many of the European countries having TFRs in the order of about 1.3 or less. And the TFRs are still dropping everywhere.  A UN population report identified that in 1999 there were 84 UN member nations that reached TFRs of 2.2 or less, with the number of such nations growing rapidly.  The culture of death is fully successful.

The deliberate population reduction strategies and tactics affect predominantly the developed nations.  On average, they are losing population at the rate of 30 percent with every successive generation.  Therefore the Caucasian sector of the world population will decrease from its present 17 percent down to ten percent by 2050 3 and will have virtually vanished by 2100, when it will most likely be in the order of about six percent or less of the world population.

That is similarly true also of the U.S., even though it ostensibly stabilized its population numbers.  In the U.S., Whites and Blacks are declining in number, while Hispanics are compensating with their vastly higher birth rates for the decline of the remainder of the American population. Dr. Mumford and many other advocates of the culture of death bemoan the death of NSSM 200, and castigate the Vatican for being responsible. However, the fact remains that, once the generous funding by the U.S. of the IMF (International Monetary Fund), AID (U.S. Agency for International Development) and UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) was in place, the culture of death took on a life of its own and obviously became far more effective than even the most strident promoters of those deadly policies would ever have dared to hope.

It should therefore come as no surprise that some voices see the Vatican's opposition to the U.S. population control strategy as a blessing and not as the calamity Dr. Mumford makes it out to be.  Take for instance the Schiller Institute, which considers "Henry Kissinger's 1974 Plan for Food Control Genocide." 

Adopted as official policy in November 1975 by President Gerald Ford, NSSM 200 outlined a covert plan to reduce population growth in those countries through birth control, and also, implicitly, war and famine. Brent Scowcroft, who had by then replaced Kissinger as national security adviser (the same post Scowcroft was to hold in the Bush administration), was put in charge of implementing the plan. CIA Director George Bush [Sr.] was ordered to assist Scowcroft, as were the secretaries of state, treasury, defense, and agriculture. (Full Story)

It is welcome news that at least the current U.S. president appears to have had a change of heart:


WASHINGTON, July 2, 2002 (LSN.ca) - The Washington Post reports that President George Bush's aides have directed State Department officials in recent days to devise a plan to eliminate this year's $34 million funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). While the official announcement is only expected after July 15, the Post reports that senior administration officials "expect [the funds] to be permanently withheld."

The defunding of UNFPA will be a major pro-life victory based on a united effort of pro-life groups led by the Population Research Institute (PRI). The movement to withhold funding from UNFPA began when PRI submitted evidence to Congress and the administration that UNFPA supports coercive sterilization and abortion in China's one-child policy. PRI investigators visited China last September and recorded audio and videotaped testimony, from victims and witnesses, proving coercion in UNFPA's "model county" program in Sihui, Guandong Province.

See the Washington Post coverage. [Sorry, that link no longer functions and is also not available in the Internet archives. --F4L]

Whether that will truly come to pass or whether cutting a mere $34 million from the hundreds of millions annually that drive the culture of death foisted on the world by the U.S. remains to be seen.  Whether the culture of death will continue to be promoted or not, it is evident that the human misery and deaths inflicted upon the world's poor, whose children are the only social safety net available to them and against whom food is being used as a weapon to coerce them into having smaller families (it would be more accurate to say that they are being deliberately starved to death), is by far the deadliest and most effective means ever implemented to eradicate whole populations.   The death toll caused by the culture of death far exceeds those caused by any of the most totalitarian regimes throughout history, making the U.S. the deadliest nation on Earth, ever. 

However much the U.S. may be the driving force for the promotion of the culture of death, it has willing and eager collaborators in all of the developed nations.   Mercifully, unless they change their ways, all of the forces promoting the culture of death will vanish, and those nations with respect for life will remain with another opportunity to construct a more humane civilization.


Epilog (2012 08 01)

This article is being looked up by between 5,000 to 9,000 visitors a year. and is being read by them on average for from 4.1 to 5.5 minutes each. The bounce rate for the page is only 4 percent, meaning that most people who read the page stayed long enough to take in a fair bit of it and perhaps even clicked on one of the links identified by it.

It is always enjoyable when people find something I wrote interesting, but I was amazed to come across Robert Zubrin's book, " Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism" (New Atlantis Books; Apr 3, 2012) , and found that one of its major topics focused on the role played by USAID, NSSM 200 and several American presidents in the implementation, funding and promotion of the program for world population control.

Certainly, the U.S. does not carry all of the blame, expense and effort, only about half of them, with the remaining half of the culpability going mainly to Sweden, Germany, Japan and the U.K., but that is quite the performance. Compared to what the U.S. achieved with respect to the desired level of deadliness of a population control program, the USSR, China, Germany, Japan and the U.K. are mere pikers. No other country comes even close to the deadliness of the U.S. in modern history.

From welcoming the huddled masses to eradicating them by using food as a weapon, the U.S. now ranks first, by far, amongst genocidal nations. Eradicating poverty by making war on and killing the poor is surely a novel concept, a very effective one, as the poor lack the means with which to fight back.

That makes the inscription at the foot of the Statue of Liberty a sadistic joke far more cruel than the one over the entrances to the concentration camps, "Labour Liberates".

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

(Part of the inscription at the foot of the Statue of Liberty,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Colossus )


  1. THE LIFE AND DEATH OF NSSM 200How the Destruction of Political Will Doomed a U.S. Population Policy, by Stephen D. Mumford

  2. National Security Study Memorandum 200, by Henry A. Kissinger, National Security Council, Washington, D.C. 20506, April 24, 1974: IMPLICATIONS OF WORLDWIDE POPULATION GROWTH FOR U.S. SECURITY AND OVERSEAS INTERESTS, December 10, 1974 (Published Version: Summary, Full Document (472 kB PDF file); a version with a linked index is available at the website displaying Dr. Mumford's book.  That version will make it easier to find specific topics.)

  3. The DEATH of the WEST: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization, by Patrick J. Buchanan

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  • The strategy of using food as a weapon made another step in its transformation from the planning stage to reality.

Monsanto Buys ‘Terminator’ Seeds Company

- by F. William Engdahl - 2006-08-27

The US Government has been financing research on a genetic engineering technology which, when commercialized, will give its owners the power to control the food seed of entire nations or regions.

....With Terminator patent rights, once a country such as Argentina or Brazil or Iraq or the USA or Canada opened its doors to the spread of GMO patented seeds among its farmers, their food security would be potentially hostage to a private multinational company, a company which, for whatever reasons, especially given its intimate ties to the US Government, might decide to use ‘food as a weapon’ to compel a US-friendly policy from that country or group of countries.

Sound far-fetched? Go back to what then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger did in countries like Allende’s Chile to force a regime change to a ‘US-friendly’ Pinochet dictatorship by withholding USAID and private food exports to Chile. Kissinger dubbed it ‘food as a weapon.’ Terminator is merely the logical next step in food weapon technology.

The role of the US Government in backing and financing Delta & Pine Land’s decades of Terminator research is even more revealing. As Kissinger said back in the 1970’s, ‘Control the oil and you can control entire Continents. Control food and you control people…’

In a June 1998 interview, USDA spokesman, Willard Phelps, defined the US Government policy on Terminator seeds. He explained that USDA wanted the technology to be ‘widely licensed and made expeditiously available to many seed companies.’ He meant agribusiness GMO giants like Monsanto, DuPont or Dow. The USDA was open about their reasons: They wanted to get Terminator seeds into the developing world where the Rockefeller Foundation had made eventual proliferation of genetically engineered crops the heart of its GMO strategy from the beginnings of its rice genome project in 1984. ....
(Full Story — off-site)

Keep in mind that the Rockefeller Foundation is one of the primary forces that fund and promote the drive for global population control.

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Posted 2002 07 11
2003 01 16 (corrected a couple or so typos)
2006 03 04 (added link to Feminism for Male College Students)
2006 08 25 (reformated page and updated dead links)
2012 08 01 (added epilog)