Not Everyone Has the Same Goal in Mind for a “Population Policy”

Last week, Justin noted a Froma Harrop Projo column where she approvingly cited an organization who believes that the United States should actively work towards cutting its population in half…

Negative Population Growth ( thinks that the optimal number for sustaining a decent quality of life in the United States is 150 million. That is half of what we now have, but in case you think that it’s a crazy low figure, consider that the U.S. population was 150 million as recently as the 1950s, which many regard as a golden age of American contentment.
Meanwhile, across the ocean, according to the Australian newspaper The Age, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would like to increase his country’s population to 120 million, believing that more people means more power for his government…
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for a baby boom to boost the country’s population to 120 million and enable it to threaten the West, as he boasted the country’s nuclear capacity had increased “tenfold”.
Mr. Ahmadinejad told MPs he wanted to scrap birth control policies that discourage Iranian couples from having more than two children. Women should work less and devote more time to their “main mission” of raising children, he said.
His comments were an attack on policies sanctioned by senior Islamic clerics aimed at limiting Iran’s population of about 70 million. The Government backs birth control measures including female sterilisation, vasectomies and mandatory family planning classes for newlyweds. Iran also has a state-owned condom factory.
“Westerners have got problems,” Mr Ahmadinejad said. “Because their population growth is negative, they are worried and fear that if our population increases, we will triumph over them.”
He said he wanted to bring in legislation reducing women’s working hours based on how many children they had. Women could work part time on full-time salaries, he said.
I wonder how the central population planners of the West plan to address the central population planners in other parts of the world who intend to use increased population as a means of conquest.

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