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Last updated on August 5th, 2017 at 03:59 pm
John Berlau exposes Tim Lambert:
Lambert, for instance, argues that I have mischaracterized “overpopulation” guru Paul Ehrlich’s preference for forced sterilization of men in India after they have produced their third child. Lambert, with no citation, insists that Ehrlich merely described a proposal being discussed in India and “went on to say that such a plan was not a good idea.”
Oh, really? Why don’t we look at Ehrlich’s exact words from the bestseller that launched his doomsaying career, The Population Bomb. On pages 165-166 of 1968 edition of his book (and 151-52 of the 1971 edition), here are Ehrlich’s own words in recommending the actions the U.S. should have taken in response to the Indian official’s sterilization proposal:
“When he suggested sterilizing all Indian males with three or more children, we should have applied pressure on the Indian government to go ahead with the plan.”
Lambert apparently owns a copy of Ehrlich’s book, so must have known Ehrlich supported the sterilization proposal … but he bet the farm on nobody else seeking out a copy and checking the text. A risky strategy, that, in the case of a bestseller. J.F. Beck was way ahead of the curve on this joker.
UPDATE. Following 1506 words in reply, Lambert admits:
I was wrong.
Then he blames Ehrlich:
I don’t why, after deciding that the plan was unworkable, he said that the US should support it anyway, but he did.
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