BIO-WARFARE: Renowned EU Scientist: COVID-19 Was Engineered In China Lab, Effective Vaccine “Unlikely”

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“…He is a man of considerable stature in the global scientific community…what he says is that the China Virus definitely wasn’t a freak of nature that happened to cross the species barrier from bat to man.  It was genetically engineered in the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s P4 (high-containment) lab in a program supervised by the Chinese military”

Renowned EU Scientist: COVID-19 Was Engineered In China Lab, Effective Vaccine “Unlikely” – By Steven Mosher

It will not be possible for the Dr. Fauci’s of the world to dismiss Professor Giuseppe Tritto as a crank. 

Not only is he an internationally known expert in biotechnology and nanotechnology who has had a stellar academic career, but he is also the president of the World Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies (WABT), an institution founded under the aegis of UNESCO in 1997.

 

In his new book, this world-class scientist does exactly that.  And what he says is that the China Virus definitely wasn’t a freak of nature that happened to cross the species barrier from bat to man.  It was genetically engineered in the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s P4 (high-containment) lab in a program supervised by the Chinese military.

Prof. Tritto’s book, which at present is available only in Italian, is called Cina COVID 19: La Chimera che ha cambiato il Mondo (China COVID 19: The chimera that changed the world).  It was published on August 4 by a major Italian press, Edizioni Cantagalli, which coincidentally also published the Italian edition of one of my books, Population Control (Controllo Demografico in Italian) several years ago.

What sets Prof. Tritto’s book apart is the fact that it demonstrates – conclusively, in my view – the pathway by which a PLA-owned coronavirus was genetically modified to become the China Virus now ravaging the world.  His account leaves no doubt that it is a “chimera”, an organism created in a lab. 

He also connects the dots linking the Wuhan lab to France and the United States, showing how both countries provided financial and scientific help to the Chinese as they began to conduct ever more dangerous bioengineering experiments.  Although neither American nor French virologists are responsible for the end result—a highly infectious coronavirus and a global pandemic—their early involvement may explain why so many insist that the “chimera” must have come from nature.  The last thing they want to admit is that they might have had a hand in it.

Those of us who, early on, argued for a laboratory origin were dismissed as conspiracy theorists. Our articles were censored as “fake news,” often by American virologists who knew perfectly well what the truth was, but preferred to protect China, and themselves, from scrutiny lest they themselves be implicated.

Dr. Tritto’s 272 pages of names, dates, places, and facts leaves such apologists with no place to hide.

The story begins following the SARS epidemic of 2003, as the Chinese attempt to develop vaccines to combat the deadly disease.  Dr. Shi Zhengli, about whom I have previously written, was in charge of the program at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

In vaccine development, reverse genetics is used to create viral strains that have reduced pathogenicity but to which the immune system responds by creating antibodies against the virus. But reverse genetics can also be used to create viral strains that have increased pathogenicity.  That is what Dr. Shi, encouraged by PLA bioweapons experts, began increasingly to focus her research on, according to Prof. Tritto.

Dr. Shi first solicited help from the French government, which built the P4 laband from the country’s Pasteur institute, which showed her how to manipulate HIV genomes. The gene insertion method used is called “reverse genetics system 2.”  Using this method, she inserted an HIV segment into a coronavirus discovered in horseshoe bats to make it more infectious and lethal.

The U.S. was involved as well, particularly Prof Ralph S. Baric, of the University of North Carolina, who was on the receiving end of major grants from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.  This is, of course, Dr. Anthony Fauci’s shop.  Fauci was a big proponent of “gain of function” research, and when this was prohibited at Baric’s lab because it was considered to be too dangerous, the research was shifted to China.

Prof. Tritto believes that, while Dr. Shi’s research began as an effort to develop a vaccine against SARS, it gradually morphed into an effort to use “reverse genetics” to build lethal biological weapons.  This was the reason that the Wuhan lab became China’s leading center for virology research in recent years, attracting major funding and support from the central government.

I would add that the rule in Communist-controlled China is “let the civilian support the military,” which means that as soon as Dr. Shi’s research showed any potential military uses the PLA would have begun exercising control of the research.  This came out in the open with the outbreak, when China’s leading expert on bioweapons, People’s Liberation Army Major General Chen Wei, was immediately placed in charge of the Wuhan Institute of Virology. As for Dr. Shi Zheng-Li, she seems to have disappeared.

As Dr. Tritto explained in an interview with Italian media:

In 2005, after the SARS epidemic, the Wuhan Institute of Virology was born, headed by Dr. Shi Zheng-Li, who collects coronaviruses from certain bat species and recombines them with other viral components in order to create vaccines. In 2010 she came into contact with American researchers led by Prof. Ralph Baric, who in turn works on recombinant viruses based on coronaviruses. Thanks to the matrix viruses provided by Shi, Baric created in 2015 a mouse Sars-virus chimera, which has a pathogenic effect on human cells analyzed in vitro.

At that point, the China-US collaboration becomes competition. Shi wants to work on a more powerful virus to make a more powerful vaccine: it combines a bat virus with a pangolin virus in vitro and in 2017 publishes the results of this research in some scientific articles.

Her research attracts the interest of the Chinese military and medical-biological sector which deals with biological weapons used as a deterrent for defensive and offensive purposes. Thus Shi is joined by doctors and biologists who belong to the political-military sphere, such as Guo Deyin, a scholar of anti-AIDS and anti-viral hepatitis vaccines and expert in genetic recombination techniques. The introduction of the new engineered inserts into the virus genome is the result of the collaboration between the Shi team and that of Guo Deyin. The realization of this new chimera, from a scientific point of view, is a success. So much so that, once the epidemic has broken out, the two researchers ask WHO to register it as a new virus, H-nCoV-19 (Human new Covid 19), and not as another virus derived from SARS. It is reasonable to think that Shi acted only from the point of view of scientific prestige, without however taking into account the risks in terms of security and the political-military interests that her research would have aroused.

The key question, for those of us who are living through the pandemic, concerns the development of a vaccine.  On this score, Prof. Tritto is not optimistic:

Given the many mutations of SARS-CoV-2, it is extremely unlikely that a single vaccine that blocks the virus will be found. At the moment 11 different strains have been identified: the A2a genetic line which developed in Europe and the B1 genetic line which took root in North America are more contagious than the 0 strain originating in Wuhan. I therefore believe that, at the most, a multivalent vaccine can be found effective on 4-5 strains and thus able to cover 70-75% of the world’s population.

In other words, by withholding from the world the original genetic code of the China Virus that it created, the Chinese Communist Party is ensuring that no completely effective vaccine will ever be developed by the West.

In other words, China continues to lie, and people continue to die. 

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9 thoughts on “BIO-WARFARE: Renowned EU Scientist: COVID-19 Was Engineered In China Lab, Effective Vaccine “Unlikely”

    • REMEMBER!
      A 95% perfect dollar bill, is STILL counterfeit!
      “Source – lifesitenews.com

      – “…He is a man of considerable stature in the global scientific community…what he says is that the China Virus definitely wasn’t a freak of nature that happened to cross the species barrier from bat to man. It was genetically engineered in the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s P4 (high-containment) lab in a program supervised by the Chinese military”

      Renowned EU Scientist: COVID-19 Was Engineered In China Lab, Effective Vaccine “Unlikely” – By Steven Mosher

      Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
      The CHINESE military and the ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION must be in cahoots in this COVID 19 bio-weapon?

      SCENARIOS FOR THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      2010
      by The Rockefeller Foundation an Global Business Network
      May 2010
      PDF Format

      SCENARIO NARRATIVES
      LOCK STEP
      A world of tighter top-down government control and more authoritarian leadership, with limited innovation and growing citizen pushback
      In 2012, the pandemic that the world had been anticipating for years finally hit.
      Unlike 2009’s H1N1, this new influenza strain – originating from wild geese – was extremely virulent and deadly.

      Even the most pandemic-prepared nations were quickly overwhelmed when the virus streaked around the world, infecting nearly 20% of the global population and killing 8 million in just seven months, the majority of them healthy young adults.

      The pandemic also had a deadly effect on economies:
      international mobility of both people and goods screeched to a halt, debilitating industries like tourism and breaking global supply chains.

      Even locally, normally bustling shops and office buildings sat empty for months, devoid of both employees and customers.
      The pandemic blanketed the planet – though disproportionate numbers died in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Central America, where the virus spread like wildfire in the absence of official containment protocols. But even in developed countries, containment was a challenge.

      The United States’ initial policy of “strongly discouraging” citizens from flying proved deadly in its leniency, accelerating the spread of the virus not just within the U.S. but across borders.

      However, a few countries did fare better – China in particular.

      The Chinese government’s quick imposition and enforcement of mandatory quarantine for all citizens, as well as its instant and near-hermetic sealing off of all borders, saved millions of lives, stopping the spread of the virus far earlier than in other countries and enabling a swifter post- pandemic recovery.

      China’s government was not the only one that took extreme measures to protect its citizens from risk and exposure. During the pandemic, national leaders around the world flexed their authority and imposed airtight rules and restrictions, from THE MANDATORY WEARING OF MASKS to body-temperature checks at the entries to communal spaces like train stations and supermarkets.

      Even after the pandemic faded, this more authoritarian control and oversight of citizens and their activities stuck and even intensified. In order to protect themselves from the spread of increasingly global problems – from pandemics and transnational terrorism to environmental crises and rising poverty – leaders around the world took a firmer grip on power.

      ROLE OF PHILANTHROPY IN LOCK STEP

      Philanthropic organizations will face hard choices in this world.

      Given the strong role of governments, doing philanthropy will require heightened diplomacy skills and the ability to operate effectively in extremely divergent environments. Philanthropy grantee and civil society relationships will be strongly moderated by government, and some foundations might choose to align themselves more closely with national official development assistance (ODA) strategies and government objectives.

      Larger philanthropies will retain an outsized share of influence, and many smaller philanthropies may find value in merging financial, human, and operational resources.

      Philanthropic organizations interested in promoting universal rights and freedoms will get blocked at many nations’ borders. Developing smart, flexible, and wide-ranging relationships in this world will be key; some philanthropies may choose to work only in places where their skills and services don’t meet resistance.

      Many governments will place severe restrictions on the program areas and geographies that international philanthropies can work in, leading to a narrower and stronger geographic focus or grant-making in their home country only.

      TECHNOLOGY IN LOCK STEP

      While there is no way of accurately predicting what the important technological advancements will be in the future, the scenario narratives point to areas where conditions may enable or accelerate the development of certain kinds of technologies.

      Thus for each scenario we offer a sense of the context for technological innovation, taking into consideration the pace, geography, and key creators. We also suggest a few technology trends and applications that could flourish in each scenario.

      Technological innovation in “Lock Step” is largely driven by government and is focused on issues of national security and health and safety.

      Most technological improvements are created by and for developed countries, shaped by governments’ dual desire to control and to monitor their citizens. In states with poor governance, large-scale projects that fail to progress abound.

      Technology trends and applications we might see:
      • Scanners using advanced functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology become the norm at airports and other public areas to detect abnormal behavior that may indicate “antisocial intent.”

      • In the aftermath of pandemic scares, smarter packaging for food and beverages is applied first by big companies and producers in a business-to-business environment, and then adopted for individual products and consumers.

      • New diagnostics are developed to detect communicable diseases. The application of health screening also changes; screening becomes a prerequisite for release from a hospital or prison, successfully slowing the spread of many diseases.

      • Tele-presence technologies respond to the demand for less expensive, lower-bandwidth, sophisticated communications systems for populations whose travel is restricted.

      • Driven by protectionism and national security concerns, nations create their own independent, regionally defined IT networks, mimicking China’s firewalls. Governments have varying degrees of success in policing Internet traffic, but these efforts nevertheless fracture the “World Wide” Web.

      • Nonsense! Stay on topic.

        From insider trading, Fauci’s NIAID, Bill Gates’ 20-to-1 vaccine profit plan, CRISPR gene-editing nanotech, Israel’s favor of albinism over melanin, Jeffrey Epstein funding of MIT-Israel projects and Wolf Prize-winner Charles Lieber’s connection to the Wuhan virology lab close to a cure now underwater to Dan Gertler’s gold smuggling from the WTC, DRC and China’s Kingold via Hong Kong to Israel make Moderna look like Enron, 9/11, Anthrax attacks all over again.

        Most likely, COVID-19 is an ethnoweapon created at Israel’s Nes Tziyona research facility, where Israeli scientists have used viruses and bacteria to alter DNA inside living cells and attack only those cells bearing Arabic (read: African) genes.

        Israeli geneticist, Dr. Ronen Shemesh, who is working on treatment for COVID-19, said in his opinion the virus was more likely created in a laboratory than evolved naturally in nature.

        I suspect his fertility startup, FertiProt using stolen genetic information from melanin-rich, genetically-dominant subjects to artificially increase the Ashkenazim birth rate and Kahanist Israel’s demographics.

        Perhaps that’s why Israeli virologist Prof. Jihad Bishara urged world leaders to “Calm down! We know how it behaves; we know who’s in danger”.

        The debut of China’s DCEP cryptocurrency challenge to Bitcoin and USD dominance in Africa seems to be the prime catalyst to Israel’s false-flag COVID & Ebola bioterrorism. #Scamdemic

      • Only White Extinction Anxiety disguised as Climate Emergency governs the myth of overpopulation.

        That’s why in 2006, a few hundred members of the Texas Academy of Science rose to their feet and gave a standing ovation to a speech by University of Texas evolutionary ecologist and lizard expert, Dr. Eric R. Pianka, that enthusiastically advocated the elimination of 90 percent of Earth’s population by airborne Ebola.

        That’s why Bill Gates publicly called for the creation of a worldwide, militarized, supranational authority capable of responding decisively to outbreaks of infectious disease—an authority governed by Western powers and targeting the underdeveloped world.

        The Climate Emergency agenda is a White Supremacy Sustainability policy.

        Hence, Coronavirus is the “great equalizer” the same way that climate change is the “great equalizer,” which is to say: not at all.

        Scientists found that whites spend more money on pollution-intensive goods and services than do blacks and Hispanics, which means they generate more pollution than the other groups do.

        As the world faces environmental disaster on a biblical scale, it’s important to remember exactly who brought us here: Wealthy White Society.

        They argue that the 10 so-called lost tribes of Israel are comprised of all the white peoples of the world.

        These are people who put excessive accent on Israel, with the aim of religiously justifying their white racial purity. They teach racial segregation in all areas.

        Their power and psychological grip over their followers are typical of a cult. #Zionism

      • Yo GILDED RAGE,
        “As the world faces environmental disaster on a biblical scale”!,
        Why are YOU using that phrase?
        If YOU want to talk about the Jewish Bible, then here is something for you to read:

        THE ORIGIN OF SATANISM
        According to the biblical paradigm, the Creator of the Universe became the God of Israel when he chose the Hebrews. But according to biblical scholarship, the historical process was the reverse: it is the god of Israel who became the Creator of the Universe. This process, which was only completed during the Persian period, was not so much due to a progress in metaphysical thought as to a political cunning. The book of Ezra betrays a calculated effort from the Levites to confuse, in the mind of the Persians, “the god of Israel who resides in Jerusalem” (7:12–15) with the “God of heaven” whom the Persians also called Ahura Mazda, with the aim of obtaining the support of the Persian king for their theocratic project in Palestine.

        In Ezra, only the kings of Persia, in the various edicts attributed to them, recognize Yahweh as “the God of Heaven,” while in the rest of the text, Yahweh is merely “the god of Israel”. The same can be observed in the book of Daniel, when Nebuchadnezzar, impressed by the gifts of Daniel’s oracle, prostrates himself and exclaims:

        “Your god is indeed the God of gods, the Master of kings” (Daniel 2:47).

        Such passages give away, for those willing to see it, the deepest secret of Judaism, which is the key to understanding the relationship of Judaism to universalism:

        Yahweh is really the god of the Jews, while Gentiles are led to believe that he is the supreme and only God.

        “In the heart of any pious Jew, God is a Jew,” confirms Maurice Samuel in You Gentiles (1924). (1)

        This secret is not a fully conscious thought for most Jews; it is more like a family secret running unconsciously through generations. Nevertheless, it is the binding force of the Jewish people, and I am reminded of Carl Jung’s remark that secrets:

        “are of vital importance on the primitive level, for the shared secret serves as a cement binding the tribe together. Secrets on the tribal level constitute a helpful compensation for lack of cohesion in the individual personality.”(2)

        As he usurped the majesty of the Heavenly Father of all mankind, Yahweh in no way lost his character as a military god bent on looting and slaughtering the enemies of his only chosen people. Against the Babylonians, his sword is expected to “devour until gorged, until drunk with their blood” (Jeremiah 46:10). Against the Edomites, “it is greasy with fat” (Isaiah 34:6).

        If Yahweh had remained a tribal god from the desert, he would simply be recognized as particularly primitive and cruel; perhaps a demon escaped from hell through an Arabian volcano. But his successful claim to be honored as the true and only God is the biggest sham in human history, and a civilizational disaster of incomparable magnitude.

        It is ultimately responsible for the spread of atheism in the West. As long as Christians were discouraged from reading the Old Testament, they were not much disturbed by it. As soon as it became widely available, it started corroding Christianity. Philosophers like Voltaire had an easy job denigrating Christianity by quoting the Old Testament:

        “Never was common sense attacked with so much indecency and fury” (Sermon of the Fifty).

        Rather without God than with such a God, became the logical and morally decent thinking.

        “The finest trick of the devil, Charles Baudelaire wrote, is to persuade you that he does not exist” (Paris Spleen).

        Perhaps he was mistaken. His finest trick, I believe, is to convince the world that he is God.

        NOTES:
        (1)Maurice Samuel, You Gentiles, New York, 1924 (archive.org), pp. 74–75.
        (2)Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflexions, Pantheon Books, 1963, p.
        Source: Laurent Guyenot

      • Why are you so intent on bringing up the “Jewish Bible”? I sure didn’t. But since you went there, let’s delve deeper:

        In 1666, Sephardic Jewish Kabbalist from Ottoman Izmir, Sabbatai Zevi was imprisoned and accused of sedition by Ottoman authorities. He converted to Islam but retained and preached many of his old beliefs, and a new Kabbalist culture, slightly influenced by Sufism was born that eventually split into three distinct sects: Wahhabi, Salafi, Takfiri.

        “Being Dönme for me is being part of the Sephardic culture, since their ancestors were Jews who fled persecution in Spain and Portugal in the late fifteenth century for the relative religious freedom of the Ottoman Empire. It means an interest in the Kabbalah, because our ancestors were extremely involved with studying it. It means mysticism; There’s an open meaning, and there’s a meaning that’s secret.

        The members are obliged to secrecy according to the 18 Precepts – sort of their 10 Commandments. The secrecy also makes the religion more special and exclusive.

        The more you hide and deny things, the more people start to make up nonsense (read: discover truth) about you, your community and your belief; When your whole identity is secret, you leave the door open for this kind of subversion.”
        https://forward.com/news/world/346996/public-muslims-secret-jews-a-turkish-sect-faces-crackdown/

        The origin of this modern nihilism, driving force of the 19th and 20th century socialist revolutions, is found in the Sabbatean-Frankist interpretation of  Kabblah and, going back further in history, is also found in the Talmud itself.

        Following the antinomian Kabbalists Sabbatai Zevi (1626-1676) and Jacob Frank (1726-1791), both Kabbalah and messianism in its Sabbatean-Frankist form paved the way for atheist messianism (atheist in appearance, at any rate).
        https://www.transnotitia.com/the-matrix-of-terrorism/

        This is standard operating procedure for Israeli criminals, in that Zionists create the problem before presenting themselves as the solution. Their ‘help’ temporarily stops some terrorist attacks because they ARE the terrorists.

        “The overwhelming complacency of the antebellum Jewish community, even in the North, provides a record sufficiently embarrassing to warrant official acknowledgement — even, perhaps, REPARATION… Jews in the New World participated in slavery at least as fully and profitably as their Gentile neighbors. Jews in New Amsterdam owned slaves within a decade of their 1654 arrival, and their brethren in Newport, Rhode Island, were involved in the slave trade right up until the War of Independence…One hundred fifty years after the end of American slavery, many American Jews, comfortably ensconced in mainstream white society, are again mindful, above all, of promoting their own interests.” – Richard Kreitner

  1. COVERT 19 THE EUGENICS VIRUS
    COVID 19 IS IN FACT COVERT 19, A BIOWEAPON.

    COVID 19 IS A EUGENICS VIRUS:
    PLANNED BY ROCKEFELLER/GATES/FORD FOUNDATIONS; FINANCE MANAGED BY FAUCI, CONTRACTED OUT TO A WUHAN LAB & SPREAD BY THE CIA

    A HIGHER FORM OF KILLING
    With the Reinhard Gehlen spy outfit and the Project [Operation] Paperclip, scientists having been incorporated into the very heart of the U.S. and Western national security establishments and with the Bormann capital network dominating the international cartel system that stands astride the international capital markets, what we have termed the Underground Reich did indeed prevail in the post-war period.

    In this program, we take a look at what a Nazi future might look like.
    Central to our analysis is a look at an excerpt from testimony before a House appropriations subcommittee that was drawing up the defense budget for the following year.

    (The hearings were in 1969.) The testimony discusses the possibility of using genetic engineering to produce a disease that would be “refractory” to the immune system. This is virtually the clinical definition of AIDS. It is worth noting that the project was funded, and just such a disease—AIDS—appeared in just the time frame posited. It is also worth noting that, in the 2002 edition of A Higher Form of Killing, this passage is omitted!!

    “. . . As long ago as 1962, forty scientists were employed at the U.S. Army biological warfare laboratories on full-time genetics research. ‘Many others,’ it was said, ‘appreciate the implications of genetics for their own work.’ The implications were made more specific that genetic engineering could solve one of the major disadvantages of biological warfare, that it is limited to diseases that occur naturally somewhere in the world. ‘Within the next 5 to 10 years, it would probably be possible to make a new infective micro-organism which could differ in certain important respects from any known disease-causing organisms. Most important of these is that it might be refractory to the immunological and therapeutic processes upon which we depend to maintain our relative freedom from infectious disease.’ [Italics are Mr. Emory’s.] The possibility that such a ‘super germ’ may have been successfully produced in a laboratory somewhere in the world in the years since that assessment was made is one which should not be too readily cast aside. . .”

    A HIGHER FORM OF KILLING
    The Secret History of Chemical and Biological Warfare
    by Robert Harris and Jeremy Paxman
    2002, Random House reprint edition
    (Originally published 1982, Chatto & Windus)
    ISBN 0812966538
    336 pages, illustrated.

    POPULATION CONTROL
    “But he hints at a time when we might put temporary sterilants in food and water, while some of his more adventurous colleagues, no doubt impressed by pinpoint bombing in Southeast Asia would spray whole populations from the air.”

    Paul Ehrlich is a nice man. He doesn’t hate blacks, advocate genocide or defend the empire. He simply believes that the world has too many people and he’s ready at the drop of a diaper pin to say so. He’s written his message in The Population Bomb, lectured it in universities and churches, and twice used America’s own form of birth control, the late-night Johnny Carson Show, to regale bleary-eyed moms and dads with tales of a standing-room-only world, a time of famines, plague and pestilence.
    Together with Berkeley’s Kingsley Davis and Santa Barbara’s Garrett Hardin, Ehrlich represents a newly-popular school of academics out to make overpopulation the central menace of our age. Except for a still hesitant Pope, their crusade seems sure of success. Everyone from Arthur Godfrey to beat poet Gary Snyder to the leaders of China’s 700,000,000 (whom the populationists alternately ignore and disparage) now agrees that population growth is a problem and that something must be done. The question is what? Or, more precisely, who will do what … and to whom?

    PAUL R EHRLICH
    Cofounder, Zero Population Growth
    Paul R. Ehrlich “received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. Co-founder with Peter H. Raven of the field of coevolution, he has pursued long-term studies of the structure, dynamics, and genetics of natural butterfly populations. He has also been a pioneer in alerting the public to the problems of overpopulation, and in raising issues of population, resources, and the environment as matters of public policy.
    Paul R. Ehrlich, Center for Conservation Biology, accessed October 7, 2007.
    THE DARK HISTORY OF POPULATION CONTROL
    Fatal Misconception : The Struggle to Control World Population
    By (author) Matthew Connelly
    Listen to a short interview with Matthew ConnellyHost: Chris Gondek | Producer: Heron & Crane

    Fatal Misconception is the disturbing story of our quest to remake humanity by policing national borders and breeding better people. As the population of the world doubled once, and then again, well-meaning people concluded that only population control could preserve the “quality of life.” This movement eventually spanned the globe and carried out a series of astonishing experiments, from banning Asian immigration to paying poor people to be sterilized.

    Supported by affluent countries, foundations, and non-governmental organizations, the population control movement experimented with ways to limit population growth. But it had to contend with the Catholic Church’s ban on contraception and nationalist leaders who warned of “race suicide.” The ensuing struggle caused untold suffering for those caught in the middle–particularly women and children. It culminated in the horrors of sterilization camps in India and the one-child policy in China.

    Matthew Connelly offers the first global history of a movement that changed how people regard their children and ultimately the face of humankind. It was the most ambitious social engineering project of the twentieth century, one that continues to alarm the global community. Though promoted as a way to lift people out of poverty–perhaps even to save the earth–family planning became a means to plan other people’s families.

    With its transnational scope and exhaustive research into such archives as Planned Parenthood and the newly opened Vatican Secret Archives, Connelly’s withering critique uncovers the cost inflicted by a humanitarian movement gone terribly awry and urges renewed commitment to the reproductive rights of all people.

    INFLUENCE OF EUGENICS
    A key actor in this history is the US feminist and birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger. In a 2008 interview with Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio National’s Phillip Adams, Connelly described Sanger as a tragic figure.

    She rose to public prominence in the US before World War I as an outstanding representative of the political struggle for women’s right to safe abortion. She was persecuted and hounded by US government authorities for her pioneering stand.

    But by the 1920s, she had gravitated from being a campaigner for working-class women’s rights to a supporter of efforts to restrict the right of working-class people to parent children.

    In 1925 she said:
    “If the millions of dollars which are now expended in the care and maintenance of those who in all kindness should never have been brought into this world were converted to a system of bonuses to unfit parents, paying them to refrain from further parenthood, and continuing to pay them while they controlled their procreative faculties, this would not only be a profitable investment but the salvation of American civilization.”

    Sanger’s shift reflected a political compromise she, along with other early feminist activists such as Britain’s Marie Stopes, Japan’s Shidzue Ishimoto and Sweden’s Elise Ottesen-Jensen, made with the flagging eugenicist movement.

    • “The most distasteful part of the recent spate of neo-Malthusian cant has been the notion that irresponsible poor people should be forcibly stopped from procreating, lest their hungry numbers start to wrest control of the resources held by more “civilized” sorts. In an economy where more energy and resources are spent in taking pictures of children than are used to feed children in the rest of the world, such advice is preposterous…poverty is not caused by overpopulation. The syndrome of social problems commonly called “overpopulation” is actually caused by poverty. Therefore, the problem cannot be solved by forcing people to restrict their fertility. Our world still has sufficient resources in existence to feed every new child — but those resources are held idle, or devoted to frivolous uses.”
      http://www.henrygeorge.org/popsup.htm

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