Just over a week ago, on 29 November, Henry Kissinger, National Security Adviser and Secretary of State in the administration of US President Richard Nixon, died at the age of 100. Throughout his long career as a diplomat, he was known for applying the doctrine of "realpolitik", which advocates a pseudo-realism in geopolitics that relegates moral or humanitarian considerations to the background (as if to be "realistic" you had to be immoral!).
This is why, in the early 1970s, Kissinger was able to produce a shameful document, initially secret but finally declassified in 1989, entitled NSSM 200, which advocated a dramatic reduction in the rate of world population growth, especially in countries that were potential rivals of the United States, in order to preserve American hegemony in the world.
In short, through abortion, contraception and sterilisation, the US government would reduce the size of the armies it would have to confront in the future. The Cold War demanded it: even the unborn child, as a potential future soldier, was a danger to be eliminated. As well as reducing populations to reduce the size of their potential army, these populations also had to be reduced because they had the potential to join communism. Finally, reducing the populations of certain key countries would give the United States easier access to their natural resources.
And how could these population control programmes be implemented without severe pushback from the target countries? The first way was blackmail: no material aid would be granted without a depopulation policy. The second way was through the United Nations and other non-governmental organisations, which, in collusion with the United States (which subsidises these organisations lavishly), would encourage Third World countries to reduce their populations, supposedly to improve their lot.
When, then, we fight abortion, contraception, sterilisation and other attacks on life, the family and marriage, we are fighting powers that stop at nothing to retain their power. They are targeting our families and children, our future, our societies. Fighting them is literally the fight of our lives!
We are in the Advent season; we await the coming of Christ. Unfortunately, even today, there are Herods in the mould of the late Kissinger who, afraid of losing their power over the world, seek to reduce its population, making it puny, pliable and subservient to their ends.
At Quebec Life Coalition, we've been fighting since 1989 -- incidentally, the year the NSSM 200 was declassified -- to counter these attacks on life, and to announce that the only "real politics" that counts is not the monstrous, amoral "realpolitik" advocated by the so-called elite of this world, but the one conducted by God-fearing people who care about the common good.
Thank you for helping us, at the start of this Advent fundraising campaign, to continue to announce to the world that, apart from a right to self-defence, the elimination of the problems faced by human beings does not imply the elimination of human beings themselves!
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Henry Kissinger, instigator of population control
It was Henry Kissinger, as National Security Advisor to President Nixon, who oversaw the production of an infamous memo that made population control a weapon of the Cold War. Even today, his argument that U.S. national security depends on waging war on populations continues to be used to justify the promotion of abortion, sterilization, and contraception around the world.