Is War a Method of Human Population Control?

War a Method of Human Population Control

We have often discussed that mankind is an ugly, violent and horrendously criminal race. We have often discussed how we kill each other for pleasure or vengeance and actually without real reason. And we have often discussed that when murders occur in small numbers it is called a crime and it’s punished by justice, but when murders occur in a larger scale, they are not punished, unless you are on the losing side.

Heinous massacres have gone down in history as this or that, but the person that ordered these massacres has been deemed a hero in many occasions and has received recognition and awards for his deeds. And they still go to bed at night satisfied that today they performed God’s work. But is the following list, really, God’s work?

Mongol conquest   5,000,000 dead
Napoleonic Wars   6,500,000 dead
American Civil War      625,000 dead
Spanish Civil War      500,000 dead
World War I   9,911,000 dead
World War II 61,000,000 dead
Korean War   3,500,000 dead
Vietnam War   3,900,000 dead

We can document the deaths of over 2,000,000,000 people in various “war efforts”. Let’s put aside all the reasoning behind these efforts and take a look at the results.

  1. 75% of these casualties are men. This means lack of reproduction until these men are replaced. Many women pass child birth age without the possibility of children because there are no men around. Keep in mind that until well after the Second World War, children produced out of marriage was a stoning offence.
  2. There is no number on the men who survived these wars but could not bear children due to the injuries that they sustained. Therefore, the child bearing capacity is even further reduced.
  3. There is no number on men and women who could not bear children as a result of unknown exposure to experimentation with biological and chemical weapons.
  4. 25% of these casualties are children. Even further delay in the replenishment of the dead people in these wars, not to mention the delay in the social and life advancements that these children could have offered.
  5. The resources needed to support the population are almost depleted. The result: high mortality rates amongst the newborn. So, even if there are births, the replenishment of the population is even further delayed.
  6. Today, even after these deaths, the population of Earth is rapidly reaching 8,000,000,000 souls. To all concerned, this is clearly a number that is unsustainable by the natural resources offered. If these people hadn’t died, it is estimated that there would now be over 14,000,000,000 people and the consequences of that number on the resources would have been most dire. We would have expanded everything edible and would have begun feeding off each other.

It is well known (Sun Tzu doctrine) that if you want to avoid having to face the next generation of your enemies’ worriers, the most effective way is to destroy the offspring. Many campaigns (like the infamous Biafra campaign of the Nigerian civil war) resulted in complete and utter extinction of the opponent including women and children.

Are we, as a species, that violent and that rotten inside that we need to destroy children for whatever purposes? Or is it something completely different? Something woven in our genetic make-up that we have never thought about? Could it be that we have been programed to slaughter each other as a method of controlling population overgrowth?

If this is really the case, then the current booming of the population should come to an end and pretty soon. This is an awful possibility to consider. If we are indeed driven by some kind of manipulation to reduce our population to more manageable numbers, then it will not be long before we experience the Third World War. And based on the mathematical analogies from the previous wars, we are talking about casualties in excess of 150,000,000 people dead as a result of the battle operations, bombardments and sieges, and an incalculable number of people that will not be able to reproduce afterwards due to the aftermath.

These thoughts can lead to another horrific conclusion. For the religions that stipulate expansion through “blood and fire”*, this is truly God’s work. If that’s true, then we worship the wrong Gods.

But then, Christianity is supposed to be benign and peaceful. Why is it, that God’s work involves killing countless millions in the name of the supposed God of Love? Why is it that the worst massacres in human history have been performed by Christians killing each other?

Unless, of course, it is God’s work and God’s command to control the population overgrowth that is hidden in the sacred texts and no scholar has ever even thought of it.

* “But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practice regular charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Surah 9:5)

Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” (Surah 9:29)

O ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allah is with those who keep their duty.” (Surah 9:123)

References:

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_invasions_and_conquests
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars_casualties
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
  4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
  5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
  6. http://www.studytoanswer.net/myths_ch7.html
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  1. George E Moss December 23, 2014 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    I would define modern war as a major government crime that is contrary to any spiritual ethic and violating all man-made religions (Thou shalt not kill, love thy neighbor). But because Earth’s religions are man-made and do not come direct from spirit, they include much fanciful nonsense mixed with the their wisdom. It amazes me that church-goers continue to vote into power and support such evil manipulators financially. Apart from the bayonet, all modern weapons are chemically based. One of the worst has been ‘agent orange’ because it deforms successive generations. Part of our problem is financial greed of those in government and of arms manufacturers (currently supplying munitions to the warring factions of the Middle East). Government controlled news channels are heavily censored, but Internet and whistle-blowers reveal all. These will be our ultimate salvation, as world-population becomes properly aware. Governments will have to comply with world-recognized logic or go.

  2. Robbie December 28, 2014 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    There is a correlation between wealth and family size – people in poverty tend to produce large families which speeds up population growth. If we as a global community were able to have a fairer wealth distribution and raise the living standards, it would do a lot to slow population growth.

    • Brett April 28, 2016 at 5:47 am - Reply

      Did it ever occur to you that the wealthy spend more time creating wealth than children? Perhaps we should spend less time punishing those that CHOOSE to earn, and more time educating those that have nothing better to do than create offspring they have no means to support?

  3. Avisikta Aditya January 3, 2015 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    As harsh as truth sounds to the civilized human ears, it is a fact that nature in it’s very soul is centered around survival. Evolution and food chain being the first examples, it is engrained in the living system to create space and resources for survival and the only way to achieve the same is by compromising lives. Accounts of historical epics depict wars and the massive destruction of lives, be it the Mahabharata where Arjun is coaxed by Krishna the protector and nurturer kills his own kin; the battles of Odyssey and Iliad; the World wars or even the modern day military sieges of countries and resources, wars have always proven to be a method of purging the Earth of massive population as each war erases tons of lives. As crude as it sounds, to this day, every war, stemming either from religious/ political conflicts or personal/ racial odds, if we can open up our minds to the ultimate results and overlook the grotesque details of lives lost, we can see the much needed balance reinforced by nature in the process.
    As good and bad takes precedence in the civilized human minds, we often tend to forget our core existence on the planet as basic fauna life, and it is not a surprise that we, in our own ways, are forever attempting to climb up the ladder of existence, erasing weaker life forms as we go by. It is practically no different than a male tiger killing cubs when the forest area is low on prey animals for the predators.

  4. bob barker July 26, 2015 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    mm

  5. Joey August 5, 2015 at 4:44 am - Reply

    I agree that war is a form of population control, but why are you bringing God into this? He doesn’t want to see people butchered like animals, I think you confuse Him with the devil. Devil was the puppeteer behind the World Wars. Who says God ordered this? It’s just what people who are responsible say to make the mindless followers agree to everything. It’s like the devil’s motto, to portray himself as a holy one, that’s why he calls himself an angel of light while being a wolf in sheep’s clothing. As far as church, it’s obvious that it’s just an another devil’s tool so don’t mix the Creator with church either.

    • God August 17, 2015 at 7:27 am - Reply

      God says God ordered this.

      Hebrews 1:1-14 KJ

      15Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 20And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

      Thou art sinful for not giving God his dues!

  6. Luke Thomas October 30, 2015 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    We need war–human population is 7.4 billion and counting with no end in sight.

  7. some guy on the Internet February 14, 2016 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Everyone who feels the world population is to high you are free to end you life at anytime. Demanding the end of others lives is selfish at the least, evil at worst.

    • The Reader March 24, 2016 at 6:36 am - Reply

      Well that’s just ridiculous b/c the instinct to survive won’t just let people off themselves b/c of overpopulation, but the reality is, there are not enough resources and it’s up the each country to trade with what they have, or innovate and survive, or don’t.

  8. Brett April 28, 2016 at 5:44 am - Reply

    I find it interesting that you attack Christianity in this article, yet fail to say anything at all about Islam? There have been 10 Christian extremist events in the last 10 years that made headlines. Yet there has been literally thousands of Islamic extremist attacks in that same time frame? I actually enjoyed the article until the bit about Christianity… I’m not a Christian, however ignoring the 500 lb gorilla in the room is getting quite a bit old. As a recipient of Islamic violence on multiple occasions I’m a bit disgusted by the global need to ignore and downplay the violence associated with the religion.

  9. Samir August 26, 2016 at 1:09 am - Reply

    If there is, as I’m inclined to believe, a global population control in practice, whether genetically programmed or consciously executed, then I don’t believe this is something that needs discussion. Our population growth is indeed unsustainable, but who is to choose who gets to live and who dies? As long as it’s not the fundamentalist fanatics like ISIS and the Evangelicals, I’d say it hardly matters. Rather, the more people grow aware of it, the worse off we’ll all be.

  10. Mats October 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    Have you ever played Medieval II: Total War, or something simmilar? War is clearly a great way to control overpopulation and make profit at the same time. Human settlements with too much people get overload of problems, and the soft, planned reduction of population takes too long and is much harder to do. War makes profit for the winner, expands the territory and reduces population, and war also advances technology. Most great innovations we see today started as war machines, like the internet, satelites, radio waves, etc. It’s not that bad. We’re all going to die sooner or later, and we pratically evolved to survive in war scenarios. Actually, people love war. Look how much people are talking about war on terror, war on immigrants, war on social problems, etc. Life without war is boring.

  11. TJ March 25, 2017 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Everyone…..Just stop Fucking…problem solved….You;re Welcome!

  12. Ophiuchus April 2, 2017 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Touchy subject 🙂 let’s pray n HOPE climate change leaves the planet as we know it n then think of wars and population control *-_^

    +Don’t simply take bits and pieces of Quran and try to interpret Islam through it… it’s rather like commenting on a few grains of sand on a beach and missing the whole scene.

    The essence of “Abrahimic” religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam) are much the same and vary little if traced to original texts and principles. As far as I have studied, killing people without a right is a “BIG NO NO”.
    **note: “right” here needs to be read about… U don’t want that essay here

    I do not claim there aren’t omnicidal maniacs… such vile people Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish or belonging to some pagan religion or none at all – best be stopped, unless world leaders are happy bout that method of population control…

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Is War a Method of Human Population Control?