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Cull: Could it happen?

Cull: Could it happen?

Culling the world’s population seems far-fetched, but there is proof that one day soon the big question(s) will be asked: Are there too many people? If so, what will we do about it?

In an Overpopulated World, We Should Stop Having So Many Kids, by Christopher Moraff in The Philly Post *

It took thousands of years for us to hit the one billion mark, which we did in 1804. Since then we’ve added another billion people an average of once every 35 years—the vast majority of them in developing nations plagued by poverty.[…] The days of the big farming family are largely a relic of the past. The few remaining utilitarian reasons to have kids (like propagating the family name, or having someone to look after you when you get old) could easily be settled through adoption.

In Cull, poverty is one of the reasons given for letting people die. What’s the point in living if you just exist? Would it be more humane to let people die instead of maintaining a tough, but short, life? ‘Developing’ countries are an obvious target, but what about ‘developed’ ones? Should we let that beggar on the street die or help to humanely put him out of his misery?


Overpopulation And Systemic Collapse, by Peter Goodchild in Counter Currents**

The Chinese have made quite an effort at dealing with excess population growth, but even they have not been entirely successful. Since 1953, the year of the first proper Chinese census and approximately the start of concerns with excessive fertility, the population has gone from 583 million to over 1.3 billion. For that matter, since the official starting of the one-child campaign in 1979 the population has grown by over 300 million (Riley, 2004, June); in other words, China’s increase is equal to the entire population of the US.
In Cull, Damon Janesh and co address the failure of the one child policy. This drives them to harsher tactics. Their plan works, but with deadly consequences. But it worked. If Governments enforce population control, how far will they go? You know once they’re set on something they’ll do it, whether we like it or not.


The Cull trilogy was inspired by the talk of overpopulation. There is even an organisation, World Overpopulation Awareness, who have made it their mission to spread the word on a crowded world. The threat seems real. One day there might be just too many people. Some seriously unhappy people will gladly ‘leave’, but the rest of us won’t go without a fight. Facing a lack of food, water, shelter, and education, people might turn. 2011-2012 riots reminded Governments that citizens worldwide won’t sit back and do nothing. If they’re forced to fight for even their basic rights, they’ll do it. Overpopulation could push everyday people like you and me to that point, whether we like it or not.


Riots cause chaos. People get hurt, buildings are trashed, businesses are closed, residents live in fear. People die. If culling the population could prevent such tragedies, why not? Birth control is just one of many humane methods to stop unwanted pregnancies and pregnancies in poor conditions. Society must make the decision before the Government does. Damon Janesh and the Cull division show what Governments are capable of.


Yes. You should be afraid.


“Our object must be to bring our territory into harmony with the numbers of our population.”  

-Adolf Hitler


The Cull trilogy is about the European government culling Europe’s population. It starts in Britain and spreads worldwide. The sequels – Cull Reborn and Cull Revolution – continue until the battle comes to an end on American soil.