17 Sustainable Goals for Depopulation?


There are too many people

Such thinking can be traced back to Social Darwinism and a perceived reversal of nature: instead of survival of the fittest, society was supporting procreation of tainted stock. The intelligentsia of the early to mid-twentieth century was obsessed with eugenics, and although the term was sullied by Nazi atrocities, it never went away.

Population control became a prominent theme of the United Nations and ‘global health’ priorities. Agenda 21, signed by United Nations member states at the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992 (a conference planned by eugenicists Maurice Strong and the Club of Rome), designs a tightening ratchet. Total control of population and resources is pursued, not to ‘save the planet’ but to instil global technocracy. The 17 sustainable goals of Agenda 21 are presented virtuously, but they are deeply misanthropic in motive.

Yuval Noah Harari, advisor to Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum, refers to the masses made redundant by automation and artificial intelligence as ‘useless eaters’. Would the majority of people be abandoned to a post-Biblical flood, with only the elite surviving on a contemporary Noah’s ark?

The Georgia Guidestones, a secular version of the Ten Commandments, decreed that the population of the world should be held at a maximum of 500 million. Achieving that would entail a cull of fifteen sixteenths of the current census. These slabs were mysteriously destroyed last year no doubt because of popular disquiet about them.  

Here, I have reworked the 17 sustainable goals as depopulation devices:  


The First World War, a carnage never satisfactorily explained on political grounds, arose on the crest of a wave of eugenics. Although this pseudoscience was concerned with the quality of human beings, the biggest danger to the ruling class was quantity, and potential revolt by the multiplying lower orders. War is an efficient depopulator. ‘The enemy must be exhausted’, implored prime minister Lloyd George: a million British soldiers dying in Flanders mud was a price worth paying if the Germans lost a thousand more. George Orwell, in Nineteen Eighty-Four, predicted a strategy of perpetual war. In the current conflict with Russia, Western leaders pledge to fight ‘until the last Ukrainian’.


Systematic sterilisation programmes began in California in the 1920s, but gained notoriety in Nazi Germany. Like eugenics, sterilisation is rarely discussed today, but it has resumed with transgenderism. Vulnerable children who are persuaded that they were born in the wrong body are given puberty blockers, and some undergo Frankensteinian sex-change surgery. Such mutilation is rendering thousands of young people infertile. 


Some well-intended causes have been exploited for depopulation, particularly in the emancipation of women. JD Rockefeller sought to divert female labour from the womb to the workplace. Feminism was advanced by Mao’s Chinese revolution, where men and women were desexualised into an amorphous mass, with a one-child policy imposed. In the West, motherhood is devalued, with women looking after children dubbed ‘stay-at-home mothers’.  


A massive industry in the USA, Planned Parenthood was led by Bill Gates’ father for many years. Across the West, abortion is being extended to full term, presented as a woman’s right to bodily autonomy. Marketed as ‘healthcare’ and an article of faith for feminists, abortion is heavily politicised, with pro-life campaigners smeared and criminalised. 


Oral contraceptives were launched in the 1960s, in the ascent of feminism. ‘The Pill’ was lauded for liberating women – but did it? Passing control of hormones from the onset of puberty to the pharmaceutical industry hardly constitutes real freedom.


A consequence of widespread contraceptive use is that oestrogen pervades the water supply. Men who drink lager in high volume are prone to a distorted female pattern of fat distribution, with loss of muscle tissue and a bloated abdomen. Men drank more in the past but maintained their physique. Compare a summer beach photograph from Blackpool or Margate in the 1950s with a current scene. Meanwhile, sperm counts are plummeting.


A recently-leaked Planned Parenthood document from 1969, known as the Jaffe Memo, promoted homosexuality as one of its recommendations for reducing population. Now, about a fifth of US teenagers identify as LGBT.  


The AIDS scare repurposed condoms from contraceptive to safety barrier. Sex became hazardous.


Men addicted to porn do not become more sexually active, but less. Pornography mutes masculinity. Hard porn is readily available on the internet (the UK’s Online Safety Bill targets political dissent rather than sexually-explicit material).


These drugs, prescribed for around one in seven adults in the UK, and increasingly for children, are known to cause sexual dysfunction (although doctors rarely inform patients of this risk). Drug companies blame frigidity and impotence on depressive illness, but their products appear to cause lasting harm to sexual health.


Notions such as ‘mansplaining’ and ‘manspreading’ are manifestations of a cultural attack on masculinity. In schools, boisterous boys are labelled with behavioural disorder and given Ritalin as a chemical cosh. Men are relentlessly denigrated in movies and advertisements. Recently the mayor of London Sadiq Khan launched a campaign against sexist banter, urging men to confront a friend who goes too far (‘Maaate’). The term ‘toxic masculinity’ is used not merely for domineering or aggressive behaviour but more broadly for male expression.


Obviously society needs a framework for protecting children from abusive parents. But while necessary in some cases, separating fathers from their families is facilitated by ever-broadening criteria of abuse. Rulings on parental access often restrict fathers to a fortnightly session at a child contact centre. Financially impoverished and stigmatised men are less likely to have further children.   


Until recently, work was the most common meeting place for couples. Since the Covid-19 lockdown, many office workers have continued to work from home. This precludes socialising at the water-cooler or in the pub after five o’clock. Employees share gossip on WhatsApp, with only the cat for company.


Younger generations regard virtual communication as the real world, and intimate proximity declines. Society is being atomised by digital technology: people will get everything they need – work, rest and play – without leaving their pod.


Despite the climate alarmists’ claims, cold weather is much more of a killer than heatwaves. Extortionate energy bills, caused by Net Zero policies, imperil older people, who struggle to heat their homes. Cold, damp conditions raise the risk of respiratory infection and other diseases. The elderly are literally being frozen out of society.


A euphemism for euthanasia, assisted dying has gained a momentum of public support. Any licence to kill will be a thin end of the wedge, as shown in Canada, where people with mental health problems at any age may be offered a medically-assisted death. Although not yet legalised in the UK, euthanasia could become the default for people with dementia, their fate often decided by others. After a public outcry, the Liverpool Care Pathway was officially abandoned, but in name only. Mass use of midazolam after the Covid-19 outbreak culled thousands of older people, including those hastily discharged from hospital to care homes.


The very concept of the human being is undergoing radical transformation. Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World foresaw babies born artificially, and the pace of technological progress towards that dystopian science fiction is scary. The internet of bodies not only enables remote monitoring of health, but hormones and possibly mood may be controlled externally. The state will surely regulate fertility.

Follow the Christian imperative: go forth and multiply.

Niall McCrae is a Registered Nurse and officer of the Workers of England Union. The above is an excerpt from Niall’s speech at the English Democrats conference in Nottingham, 7 October 2023.