Readers were cautioned with this alarming cryptic warning on the book’s front cover, “While you are reading these words four people will have died from starvation. Most of them children.” Imagine the ominous opening notes of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony which aptly capture Ehrlich’s apocalyptic vision. Every page filled with a dire warning which prepares the reader for a calamity filled, panic pushing, alarmist driven, terror inducing, messianic demonic drivel inspired to shock the world into aborting babies. Mission Accomplished, Dr. Death.
Frankly, I thought Paul Ehrlich had left this over populated and doomed world to meet his creator. Ah, but Pope Francis, in his infinite eco-spiritualism and globalist wisdom resurrected the old Carmac, the Magnificent Stanford biologist to share his wisdom and knowledge at the Vatican. The chilling admonition of the latest papal population control expert should send Catholics storming St. Peter’s Square. In the Prologue of his bestseller, Herr Ehrlich warns: “We must have population control at home, hopefully through a system of incentives and penalties, but by compulsion if voluntary methods fail.”
Sounds a lot like China’s compulsory One Child Policy.
Ehrlich must be thrilled to be invited to the Vatican to teach the prelates about biological extinction. After all, in the Population Bomb, he had some choice words for Catholics and focused his anger at the Catholic Church which hearkens back to a time, sadly, long gone:
“Catholic politicians at home and abroad operate in many ways to obstruct population control. They often effectively block action on population control at the international level. And population control, of course is the only solution to problems of population growth.”
Since the publication of his book, attitudes have changed among Catholic politicians in the last 50 years with Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Dick Durbin, Teddy Kennedy and countless other Catholics pols who now condone abortion. Ehrlich must be proud of those Catholic politicians who march in lock step with the population control movement.
The list of population control proponents invited to the Vatican Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences keeps growing. The New World Order is firmly ensconced with global pro-abortion elites like Jeffrey Sachs, Joseph Stiglitz, Naomi Klein, Peter Raven, Hans Schellnhuber, Partha Dasgupta, Ban Ki Moon, and now, the granddaddy of them all, Paul Ehrlich!
The Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy Bishop Sorondo self-righteously defends the Pope’s invitation to Ehrlich by stating that,
“Naturally, someone can say, 'Oh, look who they have invited to the Vatican,' but the positive side is that he can help us find the truth in the theme we are discussing," Ehrlich is one of two people asked to speak about how "consumption preferences, population numbers, technology (and) ecosystem productivity" impact biodiversity.”
Yes, the Holy See invites this modern day leader of population control to the Vatican to share his discredited predictions with the Pontifical Academy of Science. The Vatican believes that Ehrlich can assist them to find the truth! What, pray tell, is the scientific value of inviting a man whose forecasts were roundly refuted as false? In 1968, Ehrlich wrote,
“We must bring pressure to bear on the Pope in hope of getting a reversal of the Church’s position. Probably the best way is to support those American Catholics who already realize that opposition to birth control is automatically support for increased misery and death.”
Is this the covert reason behind Ehrlich’s presentation at the Vatican? Is Ehrlich’s presentation to provide scientific evidence and justification for the Pope to reverse the Church’s stance on contraception and abortion? This Vatican’s expert proclaims that children bring increased misery and death. Does the modernist Francis Vatican support that belief? Ehrlich may finally get his wish of bringing pressure to bear on the Pope Francis to reverse the Church’s position.
Ehrlich’s vacuous predictions evaporated into the climate, but his fear mongering ushered abortion and contraception into the world. Although Ehrlich largely disappeared from public life when his bold predictions evaporated into thin air, the damage was already done. Yet, now 50 years later, this doomsayer of death is resurrected by none other than the Vicar of Christ.
Wake up, Catholics!, to the radicalization of the faith at the hands of the Vatican globalists. The Pope’s invitation to Paul Ehrlich should jolt you from your complacency and naiveté.
With no rational or spiritual defense for his Ehrlich invitation, Bishop Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy haughtily dismisses the outrage over the Ehrlich invitation. The Argentine Sorondo scoffs that he is “losing patience with the complaints, “they are afraid of their own shadows. Truly, I just don't understand them. Through dialogue we are able to obtain much more than they are with their policy of always criticizing others," he said.
‘Dialoguing with Paul Ehrlich’ ends up in only one dark place, and in the words of Ehrlich the answer is always that “Population Control is the only answer.” Bishop Sorondo, how do you find common ground in dialogue with Ehrlich’s infamous scientific belief that, “Biologists must point out that in many cases abortion is much more desirable than childbirth.”
Roll back the stone and invitation on this Resurrection.
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