Improving Society

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The 21st century had been plagued with problems. Throughout history the words "drastic times call for drastic measures" has held true. Sociological problems have become more and more of a nuisance as our species races to meet its highest potential. All though our technology is increasing at an exponential rate, our land area is not. It will be many years before our technological ability to colonize distant planets is great enough to equate the growth rate of our world population. The only way to prevent overpopulating the world and draining it of all the natural resources that we have left entails a "drastic measure". Although many believe it to be iconoclastic, the systematic implementing of population control is a necessity if we want to ensure our prosperity now, and into the future.

Society as a whole has been becoming an ever more hostile environment ever since the industrial revolution. The impetuous addition of hazardous lung searing chemicals in the air has degraded our atmosphere as well as our quality of life.

As people started avoiding outside activities due to the adverse condition of society they were forced inside leading to a greater procreation rate. Due to this factor our world population reached a number of 6 billion in the year 2000. Even in an era of trillion-dollar budgets, mega-billionaires, and an 11,000 Dow, the 6 billion figure is staggering. It took all of human history up to 1804 to reach a global population of 1 billion. It took just 12 years to leap from 5 billion to 6 billion. This is a problem, and must be dealt with substantially and promptly.

If the growth of the world population is not hindered it will soon surpass the production of our resources. Even assuming a continued decline in fertility rates, the United Nations projects a population of 8.9 billion in 2050. Under current trends, world population isn't projected to stabilize until sometime after 2080. A population of 8.9 billion would bring the world forcefully to its knees. If we reduce the population down to a more manageable level many improvements in society will be seen. Simple economics tells up that with a less demand and an increased supply comes a decline in prices. This is true for all quantities including gas, and other natural resources. The standard of living will greatly increase due to the lessening of the drain on society in the forms of poverty, hunger, and crime. Government inference in business relations will lessen due to them not having to worry about getting unqualified worthless individuals labor jobs. With less government interaction the need for high taxes will decline and people will become more dependant on what they are able to do, and achieve. This is how our country was originally structured, and how it should be structured today.

Even though some may object, if we wish to prevent what was outlined above "drastic measures" will have to be taken. The systematic killing of individuals will soon have to ensure. We can start with all the prisons in American, as Adolph Hitler would say, these people are just "eating wastes", and should be handled with accordingly. They were once citizens of American but are now just a drain on us, and everything that stands for good in the world. Once we get the world population down to a manageable level the killing will not have to be as severe and omnipresent. For instance, exterminating 1 out of every 4 children should server adequate for the purpose. It will take many years to enact this plan, but threw strong leadership and a consensus of the people it can be done.

Without population control the world sociological structure will crumble by the year 2080 and we will all suffer the consequences. With very little effort we can ensure our cultures prosperity into the distant future. For the first time in the history of the planet, a species has the ability, technology, and the will to prevent its own extinction. Every resource, mind and imagination that we have available to us should be called into service. John F. Kennedy once said, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country." Sure a few people are going to die, but by doing so they guarantee the continuation of the earth as we know it today.