A Satirical Look At The Western Model Of Development
By Jugraj Singh
A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. -Max Planck
World Population Day is observed, or perhaps shamefully celebrated, every July 11th.
The existentialist philosopher and playwright Jean Paul-Sartre, in his play Dirty Hands, has a character explain that lying can only be abolished by eradicating societal classes, “By Any Means Necessary.” This statement became popularized as a slogan by the great leader and thinker Malcolm X.
A drastic reduction in population and life expectancy is needed to save the world, by any means necessary. Most capitalist countries have seen falling birth rates since the 1950s, but this is not enough to solve the world’s problems. We reached 8 billion on November 15, 2022, and will reach 10.4 billion by this century’s end. At the beginning of the 20th century, the world’s population was 1.7 billion and global life expectancy was less than 35 years. Now, it is over 70.
What is the root cause of disease in western society? The western capitalist system and democracy are the cause of human suffering; the capitalist system makes people sick because it is exploitative, racist, unjust, unequal, opposes nature, and worst of all, insults human dignity. Western democracy concentrates power on a corrupt class of elite who maintain their power by dividing and ruling the majority. Together they can cure over-population, the world’s number one disease, precisely because of their negative and undesirable characteristics.
Every developed country (super capitalist and a western democracy) in Europe, North America (minus third-world Mexico), East Asia, and Australia has plummeting fertility. The sperm counts of men have continuously fallen worldwide over the past 90 years: a 1992 study found sperm counts had declined globally by 50% over the previous 60 years and a similar 2017 study found a global decline between 50% and 60% in sperm counts between 1973 and 2011. Capitalism is the best form of contraception and is chemically castrating men. Eventually, capitalism will turn men into Eunuchs!
Warfare, disease, natural disasters, pollution, starvation, and droughts can decrease the human population and life expectancy. The problem with many non-communicable diseases and some communicable diseases is that diseased people can have a near-normal life expectancy, even HIV patients (one wonders when HIV poster child Mr. HIV Magic Johnson will finally kick the bucket). Better medical treatments have decreased death from diseases such as Covid, which has killed over 6.3 million people. The Bubonic Plague killed over 50 million people. In the 19th century, 400,000 people died yearly from Smallpox. In 1980, Smallpox was eradicated.
A senior doctor explained being compassionate towards unmanaged diabetic patients since they die ten years pre-maturely, similar to death row inmates. Although sound logic, the problem remains that removing one decade of life is not enough. Pollution has a similar problem. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhiites lose 7.6 years of life due to pollution. Again, this is not enough. If population and life expectancy are to be meaningfully decreased, diseases and pollution should remove at least three decades of life.
The only period in modern American history with a birth rate effectively 0 for four years was during World War II. The problem is that the War ended. At least 40 million died in World War I, at least 50 million died in World War II, 5 million died in the Korean War, and more than 2.3 million Vietnamese and 58,000 Americans died in the Vietnam War. Each war following World War II has led to much fewer casualties. Since the Korean and Vietnam wars were limited to a few countries, casualties were much less than World War II, although American involvement in the Vietnam War lasted for over a decade.
To make matters worse, post-World War II, Americans over-procreated and pharmaceutical contraception was not readily available as it had not been invented (RU-486, 1980; thank you Science). It took over twenty years for the FDA to approve RU-486 due to political obstruction, beginning with the senior Bush administration in 1989. One feels sorrow at how much the population could have been controlled in these twenty years: the US population was 226,545,805 in 1980 and 282,398,554 in 2000. Ironically, in the UK, the birthplace of capitalism, birth control pills and intra-uterine devices were introduced in 1961, but they did not bother selling these to the rest of the world and make a killing (pun intended). This led to a horrible phenomenon: the Baby Boom Generation. We are seeing less of the 76 million Baby Boomers (now down to 69.6 million) as increasing numbers find their way to nursing homes (nice places where elderly drool away what remains of their life), graveyards, or the former followed by the latter.
History shows that wars and violence control population. Perpetual conflict is necessary. Countries with the largest populations can fight each other; the casualties will ensure population reduction and low or no birth rate; post-traumatic stress can contribute to further population and life expectancy decrease. Research indicates 22 American veterans commit suicide every day. Although this is tragic and alarming, no one considers it an alarm or tragedy that over 67,000 live births happen in India every day.
Very few mass shootings have been completed by women. According to Statista Research Department, between 1982 and 2022, there have been 127 mass shootings in the US (defined as four or more victims shot and killed). Only 3 were carried out by women, 2 were carried out by a man and woman team. A study by Lankford et al comparing 292 mass shootings worldwide between 1966 and 2012 found only one was completed by a woman. It is important to note the behavior of women mass shooters. Snochia Moseley, Nasim Najafi Aghdam, and Jennifer San Marco all committed suicide; only Tashfeen Malik died in a shootout with police alongside her husband. Although this sample size is very small, one concludes that a woman who knows how to use a gun and attempts a mass shooting, can at a minimum, succeed in taking her own life.
Elizabeth Audrey Hale has become the second transgender (biologically female) school shooter in American history (the first trans man school shooter was in Denver, 2019). I used to think the Leg-Buttock Plus community (LGBTQ+) was incapable of this. As of this writing, it is not known whether Hale was receiving or received medical and surgical therapy, such as hormone therapy and if she/he/ze/they was/were pre or post-operative (borrowing from American slang, is the hole now a pole). Observing CCTV footage of Hale, it is remarkable that his/her/zir/their forearms, shoulders and movement pattern retain feminine characteristics.
An article by CNN on why women shooters are rare contained an interview with Dr. Dewey G. Cornell. His theory is that men are more violent due to evolution, psycho-social factors, being more aggressive and less empathic. For population control, women must become more violent, aggressive and less empathic.
Different races and religions demonstrate expertise in various forms of violence. Over the past decades, white Americans have shown proficiency in school shootings, Muslims are proficient in suicide bombings, black and brown Americans have mastered the art of drive-by shootings and poorer and deprived segments of society–particularly the Irish male diaspora are infamous for domestic abuse. The patterns of violence of black and brown Americans and Muslims result from socio-economic factors (gang turf wars), retaliation or an extreme interpretation of religious ideology. White American school shooters are unique since their violence does not serve any particular purpose.
A spectrum of social acceptability of causes of death exists. Natural causes such as complications of advanced age and terminal illness are most socially acceptable. Traumatic deaths, particularly accidental, are also socially acceptable, such as car collisions, drowning, snake bites and lightning strikes. Drug overdoses are less socially acceptable than traumatic deaths mainly because it is difficult to ascertain whether the overdose was accidental or suicide. Suicide is the second-least socially acceptable cause of death. Exceptions are euthanasia and deaths which are problematic to determine if accidental or suicide, and are both repulsive and comedic, like autoerotic asphyxiation (David Carradine). Homicide is the least socially acceptable cause of death, except when committed by the Establishment, such as law enforcement agencies killing Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas, and during war: dropping atomic bombs on Japanese civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the My Lai Massacre.
It is of interesting note that renowned investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has released a report holding the Biden administration responsible for bombing the Nord Stream pipeline and lying about it. President Biden did this to arm-twist Germany into sending more weapons to Ukraine. Many English newspapers in India have reported on this while western media is remaining silent. English newspapers in third world countries are usually pro-Western. Indian newspapers believe the Biden administration is running scared due to this report. The reason for this terror is because of Mr. Hersh’s credentials. Hersh exposed the My Lai Massacre and its cover-up by the Americans. Hersh won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970 for this.
The best ways to reduce population and life expectancy have to be socially acceptable, or catch people unaware. Risk factors of the top 10 or 20 global causes of death (mainly cardiovascular, pulmonary or neonatal) should be increased. The following list, like this article, is satire.
1. Increase sedentary behavior.
2. Subsidize tobacco products and foods high in refined sugar, salt, saturated fat and cholesterol. Tax fruits and vegetables.
3. Drive diesel cars; oppose electric and hybrid vehicles and bicycles.
4. Teach women how to operate guns and subsidize gun ownership.
5. Promote a zero-child policy and LGBTQ+ lifestyles.
6. Support the legalization of fentanyl, cocaine, and phencyclidine.
7. Encourage vehicle racing, and stunt driving and oppose seatbelts and motorcycle helmets.
8. Oppose vaccination. Support abortion. Develop birth control which can be secretly added to food and water.
9. Sterilize poor people.
10. Support Euthanasia for Youth in Asia.
(Singh is a medical doctor and health care administrator. He is concerned about the moral and ethical decline of society. After studying different religions and Marxism, he has concluded that the positive elements of all philosophies should be combined for an ethical, moral and spiritual revival of society.)