Some depopulation quotes to debunk?

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"If I were reincarnated, I would wish to be returned to Earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels. -Prince Phillip

"A total world population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal."
Ted Turner"

In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it is just as bad not to say it."
J. Cousteau, 1991 explorer and UNESCO courier

"We must speak more clearly about sexuality, contraception, about abortion, about values that control population, because the ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90% and there aren't enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage."
Mikhail Gorbachev

"World population needs to be decreased by 50%"
Henry Kissinger

"Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license. All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing."
David Brower, first Executive Director of the Sierra Club

Bill Gates quotes are on the video in the link (I don't know how to embed)


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OK...thanks for finding those (questionable origin) "quotes".

Keep going...please debunk them. That is rather the point, here. It's not about just "asking" others to do it.
I'd suggest taking a little time and research, on your own, to fully grasp the truth (or falsehoods) that may
underlie these alleged "quotes".

One thread per quote, would be my recommendation......

Pete Tar

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And if they really said that, then there's no debunk.
The David Brower quote seems to originate from a 1990 book by Dixie Lee Ray, Trashing The Planet.


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And if they really said that, then there's no debunk.
The David Brower quote seems to originate from a 1990 book by Dixie Lee Ray, Trashing The Planet.
David Brower does seem to have had a bee in his bonnet about overpopulation.

He had four children, by the way.


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Many conspiracy sites have this quoted attributed to an Audubon Magazine interview from 2006.

Searching the Audubon site yields nothing for me, nor is there any mention of Ted Turner in the index of any of the 2006 (on-line) issues.
This gives the source of the Ted Turner quote as "Power & Money" by Don McAlvany, Fall 1997, p6. turner A total world population of 250-300 million&hl=en&sa=X&ei=fptSVPL2F8POsQSXvIK4CA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=ted turner A total world population of 250-300 million&f=false

I can't find any reference to that source - if you Google it you only get references to this same quote - but this seems to be the same Don McAlvany:

He sells books on the "New World Order" and "persecution of Christians in America", so I think we can gauge his mindset:


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The beauty part is that the massive depopulation shall be led by
the same incompetent morons who get a total "fail" for keeping the
massive depopulation plan revealing it in books and such.
"First rule of Wholesale Slaughter Club: Don't talk about Wholesale Slaughter Club!"




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Yes, I think a lot of people are genuinely concerned with overpopulation, and most of these quotes simply reflect that.
none of them REALLY seem to be saying we should and will deliberately kill off populations.
If they can stem people having babies faster than the people are dying then the population will go down, even if it's relatively slow at first.

I remember being told in biology lessons at school that in India people used to have loads of kids cos a good proportion would die young. once the health system got better, people were still having lots of kids so that to decrease the population they were offering a free vasectomy and throwing in a transistor radio as a sweetener.
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