American statesman Lyndon LaRouche called Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, a "Satanist," whose 59-year campaign for genocide against human beings as head of the Royal Society for Arts and Science resembled something out of H.G. Wells' 1896 bestial "science" fiction novel, The Island of Dr. Moreau.
Helga Zepp-LaRouche recently referred to the genocidal speech by Sir David Attenborough on his reception of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts (RSA) prize on March 10, 2011. Prince Philip is the RSA president.
With Prince Philip himself chairing the meeting, Attenborough, a "naturalist," stated: "We now realize that the disasters that continue increasingly to afflict the natural world have one element that connects them all--the unprecedented increase in the number of human beings on this planet," as Malthus warned. But no one proposes the necessary measures to curb human population, which makes every problem worse. "Why this strange silence ...There seems to be some bizarre taboo around the subject. ... There are over 100 countries whose combinations of numbers and affluence have already pushed them past the sutainable level. ... It is tragic that the only current population policies in developed countries are, perversely, attempting to increase their birth rate, in order to look after the growing number of old people. The notion of ever more old people needing ever more young people, who will in turn grow old and need even more young people, and so on, ad infinitum, is an obvious ecological Ponzi scheme."
Attenborough calls "the one glimmer of hope" that "wherever women have the vote, are literate, and can control the number of children they bear, the birth rate falls. In Kerala, India, all these factors come together to produce 1.7 births per woman; in India as a whole, the fertility rate is 2.8 births per woman. But compare that with the Catholic Philippines, where it is 3.3..."
Each of us must "break the taboo, in private and in public .... Wherever and whenever we speak of the environment--add a few words to ensure that the population element is not ignored. If you are a member of a relevant NGO, invite them to acknowledge it. If you belong to a Church--and especially if you are a Catholic--because its doctrine on contraception is a major factor in this problem, suggest they consider the ethical issues involved... If you have contacts in government, ask why the growth of our population which affects every department is yet no one's responsibility. Big, empty Australia has appointed a Sustainable Population Minister, so why can't small, crowded Britain?"
Prince Philip, the President of the RSA for 59 years, corrected Attenborough, that the first major environmentalist organization was not WWF, but IUCN--the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. The scientific side of it knew the population problem, but didn't have money and an organizing capability. "They came by to see me," Philip explained, "and at the time, there was really a serious rift" between the scientists, and the organizers and funders. "Peter Scott, a naturalist who painted birds, came by to see me and asked me to head it up. I was already president of another international organization, and I told them to go see Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands." (Prince Bernhard was a member of the Nazi Party who was forced to resign from it in to order to hold onto his title.) Philip said, "I had only one argument with Peter Scott. He said to me, `We must promote conservation for the benefit of people. We must get people interested.'" I said to him, "I don't think you're right. We must look after animals for their own sake, not for our sake, so that people can have parks and go to look at them. If that happens, people will put their own interests first."