Re: Aging Population, Re: [racchabanda] Science & Culture from VEFI

 

I don't see any reason to present the histories of India and China available to everyone on the Internet, if interested. Unfortunately, we forgot Emergency and Sanjay & Indira Gandhi rule in the 1970s when sterilizing Indians and Chinese by force under authoritative regimes and imposing Western Eugenics on gullible poverty-stricken Indians and Asians needing loans from the West was the norm, and as recent past as 2014.

It is sad that many agree with Stanford University professor Paul R. Ehrlich and his demeaning gratuitous depiction of India play into the hands of Nazi Eugenics, "The streets seemed alive with people. People eating, people washing, people sleeping. People visiting, people arguing and screaming. People thrust their hands through the taxi window, begging. People defecating and urinating. People clinging to busses. People herding animals. People, people, people, people. Since that night, I've known the horror of overpopulation. The battle to feed humanity is over, and humanity has lost." The Population Bomb, the Book That Incited a Worldwide Fear of Overpopulation Making Dire Predictions—and Triggered a Wave of Repression Around the World https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/book-incited-worldwide-fear-overpopulation-180967499/#EmCWAqQWSQeaqVmX.99

 

Nobody should condone the Western (Nazi) Eugenics and sterilization of Indians, Asians, or any other peoples because they are poor or inferior. No one in this world can eradicate poverty, no matter how many slogans we adopt for and from the West such as Garibi Hatao, by the act of Garib Hatao.

 

War on Poverty, the unconditional war on poverty, the expansive social-welfare legislations - the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 introduced by the administration of US President Lyndon B. Johnson failed and US has poverty today, despite the White House declaration "federal programs helped end poverty." CEA Report: Expanding Work Requirements in Non-Cash Welfare Programs https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/cea-report-expanding-work-requirements-non-cash-welfare-programs/

War on Poverty, UNITED STATES HISTORY War on Poverty | United States history;

Poverty in the United States: 50-Year Trends and Safety Net Impacts

 https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/154286/50YearTrends.pdf;

Understanding and Reducing Poverty in America (25 September 2008)

https://www.heritage.org/testimony/understanding-and-reducing-poverty-america;

The nation's official poverty rate in 2017 was 12.3 percent, with 39.7 million people in poverty.

https://www.census.gov/search-results.html?q=poverty&page=1&stateGeo=none&searchtype=web&cssp=SERP&_charset_=UTF-8)  

The drive to sterilize India began in the 1970s encouraged by tens of millions of dollars loans from the World Bank, the Swedish International Development Authority, and the UN Population Fund. Indira/Sanjay regime embarked on an ambitious population control program during the 1975 Emergency and civil liberties were suspended. Sanjay Gandhi began a gruesome campaign to sterilize poor men (Eugenics of US and Germany of Nazi era) dragging the men to surgery cordoning off villages by police. The campaign also made an appearance in Salman Rushdie's novel, Midnight's Children, if you missed it.

 

In 1976, more than 6 million men in India were coerced into sterilization. Sterilization was no longer a choice — it was a mandate.

IN 1976, MORE THAN 6 MILLION MEN IN INDIA WERE COERCED INTO STERILIZATION. Few people know about India's monstrous attempt to sidestep an 'overpopulation apocalypse' https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/in-1976-more-than-6-million-men-in-india-were-coerced-into-sterilization

 

India carried out nearly 4 million sterilisations during 2013-2014, according to official figures. Less than 100,000 of these surgeries were done on men. More than 700 deaths were reported due to botched surgeries between 2009 and 2012. There were 356 reported cases of complications arising out of the surgeries. The death of 15 women at two state-run sterilization camps in Chhattisgarh has put a spotlight on India's dark history of botched sterilizations. Dr RK Gupta and his assistant carried out tubectomies on 130 women at two separate camps. Fourteen died after the first camp in Bilaspur and one after the second, while more than 90 women remain in hospital, many in a critical condition.

India sterilizations: Doctor arrested over operation deaths (13 November 2014) https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-30032878

 

India has a dark history of state-sponsored population control, often with eugenic aims - targeting the poor and underprivileged. The women's tragic deaths in Chhattisgarh show that it still happens today. An astonishing 6.2 million Indian men were sterilized in just a year, which was 15 times the number of people sterilized by the Nazis. Two thousand men died from botched operations, according to science journalist Mara Hvistendahl.

India's dark history of sterilization (14 November 2014)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-30040790

 

Emergency: The Dark Age of Indian democracy, The Hindu (26 JUNE 2015) https://www.thehindu.com/specials/in-depth/the-emergency-imposed-by-indira-gandhi-government/article7357305.ece

 

People forget that the West had their own dark histories and would like to export those atrocities abroad to other countries.

 

Coerced sterilization is a shameful part of America's history, and one doesn't have to go too far back to find examples of it. Used as a means of controlling "undesirable" populations – immigrants, people of color, poor people, unmarried mothers, the disabled, the mentally ill – federally-funded sterilization programs took place in 32 states throughout the 20th century. Driven by prejudiced notions of science and social control, these programs informed policies on immigration and segregation.

Unwanted Sterilization And Eugenics Programs In The United States http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/blog/unwanted-sterilization-and-eugenics-programs-in-the-united-states/

 

In 2013, dozens of female inmates in California had been illegally sterilized in recent years. The story was a salient reminder that forced sterilization, an issue that tends to be viewed as a tragic-but-past occurrence, continues today. … A 1965 survey of Puerto Rican residents found that about one-third of all Puerto Rican mothers, ages 20-49, were sterilized. To put this figure in context, women of childbearing age in Puerto Rico in the 1960s were more than 10 times more likely to be sterilized than women from the United States. These shocking findings suggested that systematic bias influenced the practice of sterilization, not just in Puerto Rico, but in the United States as well.

History of Forced Sterilization and Current US Abuses

https://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/book-excerpts/health-article/forced-sterilization/

 

Imagine going to the hospital for a common surgical procedure such as an appendectomy, only to find out afterward that you'd been sterilized. In the 20th century, untold numbers of women of color endured such life-altering experiences in part because of medical racism. … Countless numbers of Americans who were poor, mentally ill, from minority backgrounds or otherwise regarded as "undesirable" were sterilized as the eugenics movement gained momentum in the United States.

The US Government's Role in Sterilizing Women of Color Black, Puerto Rican, and Native American women have been victimized https://www.thoughtco.com/u-s-governments-role-sterilizing-women-of-color-2834600

 

In one year alone, 1983, China sterilized over 20 million people, more than the combined population of the three largest US cities, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago…. Up until the early 2000s, at least, many international actors chose to believe that adherence to the one-child policy was voluntary, despite growing evidence to the contrary. In 1983, the first-ever United Nations Population Award medals, for individuals who had made "outstanding contributions" to solving population issues, were conferred on Indira Gandhi — she of the forced sterilizations — and China's minister of population planning, Qian Xinzhong. … As recently as 2010, a mass sterilization campaign for close to 10,000 people was held in Puning City, Guangdong. According to Amnesty International, almost 1,400 relatives of couples targeted for sterilization were detained, to pressure these couples to consent.

Sterilization, abortion, fines: How China brutally enforced its 1-child policy https://nypost.com/2016/01/03/how-chinas-pregnancy-police-brutally-enforced-the-one-child-policy/

 

… forced abortions and compulsory sterilization had been a part of China's one-child policy…

  The human suffering caused by China's one-child policy  (19 October 2015)

 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/10/29/the-human-suffering-caused-by-chinas-one-child-policy/

 

When it comes to coercive sterilization, most people think of China. But India sterilizes 4.6 million women each year—37% of sterilizations that take place globally, as Bloomberg reports.

The world's biggest sterilizer of women isn't China—it's India (12 June 2013) https://qz.com/93679/the-worlds-biggest-female-sterilizer-isnt-china-its-india/

 

Sterilization is the most prevalent method of contraception in China. Approximately half of all women of reproductive age report that they or their husbands are sterilized.

Short et al., Birth Planning and Sterilization in China, Population Studies, Vol. 54, No. 3, pp. 279-291 (November 2000)

 

Forced abortion, sterilization and other abuses were still commonly used to enforce China's population control policy.

China – Forced Abortion, Sterilization, Fines Enforce China's Population Control Policy (10 May 2016)

 

 

History shows that both those who do not learn history and those who do learn history are doomed to repeat it. But that is life– a never ending cycle of life and death.

 

Bhagavadgita by Lord Krishna (transcribed by Vedavyasa)

जातस्य ही धृवो मृत्युर

धृवम जन्मा  म्रृतस्य  का

तस्माद अपरिहार्येर्थे

नत्वं शोसितम अर्हसि     2.27

 

 

jaatasya hi dhRvo mRtyur

dhRvam janma mrRtasya ca

tasmaad aparihaaryerthe

na tvam Soacitam arhasi 

 

జాతస్య హి ధృవొ మృత్యుర్

ధృవం జన్మ మ్రృతస్య

తస్మాద్ అపరిహార్యెర్థె

త్వం శోచితం అర్హసి         

 

अव्यक्तादीनि  भूतानि

व्यक्तमध्यानि  भारता

अव्यक्तनिधनान्येव 

तत्रैका  परिदेवना  2.28

 

avyaktaadeeni bhuutaani

vyaktamadhyaani bhaarataa

avyaktanidhanaanyEva

tatrakaa paridEvanaa 

           

అవ్యక్తాదీని భూతాని

వ్యక్తమధ్యాని భారతా

అవ్యక్తనిధనాన్యేవ

తత్రకా పరిదేవనా     

 

 

Bhaja Govindham  by Adi Shankara 

 

पुनरपि जननं पुनरपि मरणं,पुनरपि जननी जठरे शयनम्।
इह संसारे बहुदुस्तारे,कृपयाऽपारे पाहि मुरारे ॥२१॥

 

punarapi jananam punarapi maraNam

punarapi jananiee jaTharE Sayanam  

iha samsaare bahu dustaare

krupayaa paare paahi muraarE 

 

పునరపి జననం పునరపి మరణం

పునరపి జననిఈ జఠరే శయనం  

ఇహ సంసారే  బహు దుస్తారే

క్రుపయా పారె పాహి మురారే 

 

Best regards,

-Rao

 


-Rao







Dr. Rao Vepachedu, JD, PhD, LLM

www.linkedin.com/in/vepachedu


 



On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 12:57:17 PM CST, Katta Murty <murty@umich.edu> wrote:


Srinivasa Rao  GarU:  I  do  not  agree  with  your  characterization that  China's
1-child  policy   was a  miserable  failure. In  fact  my Chinese  colleagues  who  
visit  China  every  Summer  tell  me  that  it   has  been  very   successful, and   that
it  taught Chinese people  to  limit  number  of  their  children. Now  I  understand   that  
China  changed   the policy into  ``2-children policy''.

What   you  say  about India may    be true,  but  as far as I know  birth  control  was  never
made  compulsory  in India.

Anyway  Sir,  please  keep  upm your Good work,    and my Best Wishes  to  you,
Murty.

On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 11:20 PM Sreenivasarao Vepachedu <svepachedu@yahoo.com> wrote:
Murty garu:
Your proposal is a dangerous proposal because 1) it was tried and failed miserably with a lot of misery in two countries - China and India in the last millennium (century),  2) not all countries have the same demography and fertility rate, 3) Most of the Southern States in the Indian Union are below the replacement fertility of 2.1 per woman, 4) Many countries are also below the replacement fertility, and 5) Further, please see Aging Population: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/aging-population-rao-vepachedu-ms-jd-phd-llm/?published=t 

Rao

Dr. Rao Vepachedu, MS, JD, PhD, LLM

www.linkedin.com/in/vepachedu


On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 10:35 AM Katta Murty <murty@umich.edu> wrote:

Srinivas  gArU: I  am afraid  that  the  measures suggested   by  you  
are  enough;   what   we  desperately  need is  human population
stabilization. Pl. see: 

This  can  be achieved   by  ensuring  that  at  least  one member  of
a  couple  are  sterilized  when   the   wife  delivers  their  3rd   (or  better
2nd )  child.
Murty.






 

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