A while back, an theorist by the name of Thomas Malthus provided a Malthusian theory to the world which inspired the works of great researchers such as Charles Darwin and his theory of natural selection and evolution. Malthus stated that the world naturally goes through cycles of war, famine and poverty in order to keep its population in check as humans will outgrow its own resources over time. This was the foundation for Darwin when he stated in his own documents that humans will always compete for resources and that nature will choose the best fit to do so. Malthus then also said that the government intervening in the way of aiding poverty stricken people is no different than stopping the Earth from spinning on its axis. He said that you would be ruining the balance of nature and over hundreds of years time, humanity will be destroyed because of it. My question to all of you is this, do you find truth in this theory? Do you think it is just some racist, capitalistic, imperialistic scumbag who has no insight to the good in humanity? Or, does Malthus shed insight to the reality of the cruel world that those who can not compete are meant to go their own way (even to die off)? Personally I believe in the latter of those questions and it is not being a bigot but over the course of my life I have seen some of the true colors of the world and the no matter how bad it sounds to say or believe in such a theory, it makes sense to me. And besides, is it really all that radical of a theory? I mean once you dig past the idea that everyone deserves this and that, and get past the idea that humans are the most important thing in this universe? I firmly believe that humans have forged a system that protect themselves from nature (not even AIDS was able to make a big dent in population), and that time will provide the consequence as you can see in the news. The news shows us that we have war over resources, that engineers are building alternate fuels, alternate biocrops, and that we are on a path to a new hope for gathering alternative resources. In the end though, humans need fresh water that is not contaminated by pollution, a healthy atmosphere that is not burned with CFC's, and a healthy ecosystem that does not have vegetation being wiped out by the truckloads every second. So what do you think about all of this, and please use your cerebellum to dig deep and truly think about things and not just your own biased view point.