Mark Twain once wrote that “if one has information that would be of help to others, but did not share that information, then one is telling a Silent Lie.” Apparently, all along, Dr. Suzuki has been a closet Malthusian. He has known that immigrant-driven population growth is an important ingredient in the environmental degradation of Canada. But he will not say so publicly.
In an interview with Jo Marchant on October 15/08, he declared that industrialized countries “were way overpopulated”. Canada is an industrialized country. In an email to P. Salonius dated October 21/2008, he remarked, “Canadians are having less than 2 Children per couple so to keep the economy climbing, we bring more and more people from low consuming countries and convert them to high consumers. This is nuts.” Dr. Suzuki has the insight. But he he won’t share it with the wide Canadian public.
But wait. If not sharing the truth about population growth makes HIM a liar, what does it make those of us who won’t share the truth about Dr. Suzuki?