Population? Who is speaking the truth?

The UN has been drumming the alarm about world population for about as long as it has been around. As recently as November 2022, an official UN publication stated: The world’s population is projected to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022. The latest projections by the United Nations suggest that the global population could grow to around 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050 and 10.4 billion in 2100.

But it may be that, once again, the UN (like much of government) is wrong. The Daily Mirror (UK) just published an article stating that most experts seem to agree that world peak population will be reached by 2040 at only 8.5 billion people. And will start falling “drastically” after that.

(That, of course, is barring a nice, timely nuclear war, a real nasty pandemic, or alien invasion. Which could cause the people of the planet to peak very quickly and fall off incredibly quickly. But that is not what the experts are saying.)

No, in reality – at least by the standards of the Woke, the regressives, the change agents – the cause of world population “dropping drastically” after 2040 (even catastrophically!) is due to a far worse evil. At least in their eyes.


Even worse, capitalism resulting in increased prosperity in more and more of the planet. Especially in the Third World: Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The “Global South.” Capitalism, free market, free trade – even though debased and plagued by government regulations and other interference, by corruption, by parasites of all types. Including the UN, NGOs and environists. And despite the efforts of the alphabet tyrannies: WEF, WHO, UNESCO, AID, etc.

So, despite the constant harping that “the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer,” it seems as though, in reality, the poor get less poor even if the gap between them and the rich seems to get bigger. All evils perpetrated by the evils of free markets and a global economy featuring free trade and the safest sea-lanes in thousands of years.

If, of course, these academics are speaking truly and their predictions are accurate. (Maybe it is due to the collapse in fertility rates, stealth sterilization by vaccines, and creepy theories about 5G cell phones.)

Come to think of it, maybe what scares the UN and the other fearmongers is that they are not really in control. These are the people who want to see population control and population reduction to save Mother Gaea and promote environmental justice. Because it increases their power and wealth. So despite information like this, we can be sure that they will be pushing the modern equivalent of the mom telling her children, “Eat your spinach, don’t you know that children are starving in India?”

Perhaps what frosts the environists and the woke and the elites who keep pushing the Malthusian mantra of overpopulation is having to face their own limits of power. They do not want to admit that the invisible hand of the free market is actually more powerful. And solving the problem they promote as an excuse. As people get more wealthy, even if at a slower pace than the uber-wealthy, they need and want fewer children, and have more ability and reason to control their reproduction. By common sense and not the bloody hands of the abortionist.

And maybe it isn’t just prosperity and the free market that is seeing population growth slow and then reverse, if these predictions are true. Maybe it IS the 70 million murdered babies over 50 years in the States, or the hundreds of millions murdered in China, and the tens of millions in Russia and its former satellites and possessions. Or maybe it is the same loss of hope and faith that leads to children hanging themselves and veterans blowing their brains out.

Of course, the entire slowing of growth of population and the actual decline of population is not really new – or news, really. Demographers like Peter Zeihan have been pointing out for years the decline in population and the consequences in countries around the world. Especially when the heavy and brutal hand of the governments have been pushing more and more. He points out that much of Europe, Russia, the Far East (Japan, Korea and especially mainland China) are facing and are in crises caused by declining populations and birthrates. The primary reason that many countries in Europe especially have NOT actually falling drastically in population is the massive immigration from Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia – and now Russia and Ukraine!

But we can take up from the idea that at least some people are realizing that the Population Bomb is fizzling.

And that, I submit, is good for liberty for us all.

About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (a christian), Pahasapan (resident of the Black Hills), Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer, Evangelist. Successor to Lady Susan (Mama Liberty) at TPOL.
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