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PRESS RELEASE


Royal Society Promotes
British Monarchy's Agenda
of Fascism and Genocide

April 29, 2012 (EIRNS)—This release was issued today by the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee.

The April 2012 report "People and the Planet," issued under the name of the British Royal Society, is an unabashed call for the British Monarchy's program of fascist austerity and genocide, in the explicit tradition of the Club of Rome, the International Panel on Climate Change, and the World Wildlife Fund. The report comes in the midst of an intensive campaign by the international genocide lobby toward the Rio+20 International Conference on Population and Development, to be convened this June, one whose next element will be the release of a new Club of Rome report on May 7, which will argue, according to advance reports in the Smithsonian magazine, that "peak population" has been reached.

Amid 106 turgid, pseudo-scientific pages, the report's authors argue that:

  1. Human population and consumption are having a worrying impact on the Earth;

  2. The planet's resources are finite—although every model they cite for proof is, by their own admission, totally flawed.

  3. The richest parts of the world are consuming much too much, "above the level that it can be sustained for everyone in a population of 7 billion or more."

  4. The first step to a solution is to reduce this "unsustainable consumption" in both developed and developing economies (that includes India, Brazil, etc.).

  5. Global population needs to be slowed and stabilized, allegedly "without coercion."

  6. Economic activity and "happiness" have to be decoupled from "material and environmental throughputs."

How these prescriptions will be carried out and enforced is left to the Rio+20 conference, and other such government meetings.

Totally absent from the presentation is the most basic appreciation of the history, necessity, and cause of physical and economic progress, especially as reflected in the metric of an increase in energy flux density, and in the creative capacity of the human mind.

While prominently displaying the figleaf of concern for the 1.3 billion people on the planet who are barely able to feed themselves and stay alive, the Royal Society report's recommendations of "levelling" consumption would in fact function to impose the Second Law of Thermodynamics vision of "heat death," eliminating the advanced capital and scientific capacities on which the survival of the human race depends.

This is Bertrand Russell's vision of "humane" international socialism, where everyone gets an "equal" chance to pursue a miserable death—except for those oligarchs who are setting the rules, and steering the world to extinction.