No effort is being made by the politicians to prevent the population growth. On the contrary, a few rich countries of the West, for example Germany – where people are intelligent and can see that more population means more death, more population means more poverty, more population means more disease – have stopped producing children. And the politicians of those countries are giving incentives to produce more children because their population is decreasing.
They are not worried about the whole world. Their whole worry is…for example, Germany is losing three thousand people every day and thirty thousand immigrants are entering into Germany. The politician is not worried about the world, he is worried about his power, his country. If this goes on for twenty years – that their population goes on decreasing and immigrants go on coming more and more – the immigrants will be in the majority, they will be the rulers. So before it becomes a problem, the Germans have to start producing as many children as poor countries are doing. And the same is the situation of a few other Western countries.
The third problem is the disease AIDS, which is spreading like wildfire. And there seems to be no possibility, at least in the coming twenty years, of finding a cure for it. Scientists are more or less certain that there is no cure.
But no country is making celibacy a crime, and celibacy is the cause of the disease AIDS. It is the monks, the soldiers, the students, who are living separately from women, who become homosexuals – and homosexuality has created the disease. But homosexuality is only a symptom; the real problem is celibacy, brahmacharya.
Mahatma Gandhi has written a book, Celibacy Is Life. Now somebody has to write a book, Celibacy Is Death. And every country is trying to hide the facts: how many homosexuals they have, how many people are suffering from AIDS – because no one, no country, wants to be exposed to the world as homosexual. But you can see that every day people are dying from AIDS, all over the world. And AIDS takes time to ripen – it can take years – and then for death, at least two more years. If so many people are dying, millions around the world must be practicing homosexuality.
But it seems nobody has the guts to say that celibacy should be made a crime, and that those who are homosexuals should not be punished, but trained again to become heterosexuals. Every college, every school, every hospital, every institution that is concerned with human welfare should teach homosexuals, uncondition their mind from homosexuality and turn it to the natural way, the well-trodden way of heterosexuality.
All the religions are suffering from it, because they all teach celibacy. But no religion is ready to accept it, and whenever you don’t accept an enemy you are giving more power to the enemy. Recognize it, so that you can find ways to fight with the enemy.
The fourth great problem that man is going to face in the coming twenty years is a collapse of the ecology. We are unaware of how we are destroying our own sources of life in different ways. Life needs an ecological balance, and that balance is being disturbed.