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Negative Population Growth Plants Anti-immigrant Advertisement in Washington Times


Rebecca Poswolsky • Jul 22, 2010

July brought another advertisement in the Washington Times by anti-immigrant group Negative Population Growth (NPG).  NPG attacks immigrants in order to tap into the urgency of the environmental movement around the BP oil spill. This is just one more attempt to further the manipulative demand for U.S. Population Stabilization by white nationalists and anti-immigration groups.

NPG’s advertisement reads,

THE CRISIS IN THE GULF OF MEXICO IS ONLY THE BEGINNING…Without a national population policy America will face future environmental disasters on a regular basis!

The problem with NPG’s message is not that it’s concerned with the population growth of our planet; the main problem is who is behind this group, who they are connected to and why they link national immigration to world population.

NPG’s advertisement continues,

America can avoid these future catastrophes, but only if our elected leaders adopt a long-overdue National Population Policy that would limit legal immigration, stop illegal immigration, and set guidelines to slow, halt, and eventually reverse U.S. population growth.

Not surprisingly, white nationalist John Tanton, the architect of the modern day anti-immigrant movement, has helped NPG channel environmental concerns into bigotry and racism. Tanton launched Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and U.S. Inc. 30 years ago.  From there, he has seeded most of today’s anti-immigration groups, including Negative Population Growth (NPG), Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR), NumbersUSA and the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).

Negative Population Growth, directly financed by Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is pushing a white nationalist agenda. Donald Mann, the head of Negative Population Growth once stated, “We should give incentives to low-income people who agree to sterilization.”

Other Tanton Network groups have also used the BP oil spill as a way to further their white nationalist agenda.  Imagine2050 reported on a writer for CIS and FAIR, Phillip Cafaro, who linked the BP oil spill to immigration and population growth in reports for anti-immigrant groups. In his report Cafaro refers to papers published by Negative Population Growth, so maybe it is not a coincidence that NPG and Cafaro are pushing the same angle.

Right now the BP oil spill is on the top of their list for promoting a shared white nationalist agenda.

These patterns of bigotry and racism will not go un-noticed in the environmental community. Negative Population Growth and Phillip Cafaro have come out with nearly the exact same message. They intend to exploit potential efforts to have open, inclusive dialogue and cooperation around the BP oil spill and our nation’s population. As long as they continue to inject their racism, and backing from strong white nationalist networks, environmentalists must choose to become more visibly opposed to such advertising. If we reject Negative Population Growth and Phillip Cafaro’s bigotry we can achieve ecopolitics free from hate.

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