No. Here women are doing everything that man can do. There is nothing that women cannot do. There may be few things which men cannot do and only women can do.
For example, they can get pregnant and men cannot, and that is their inferiority that has caused tremendous trouble. Because of that inferiority, they have been repressing women. They cannot allow women to have equality, because they know once they are equal, soon they will be superior. It is better to keep them repressed. The fear is, because man knows that on one point he is inferior. And it is one of the greatest thing. The woman can give birth to life. Nothing can be more creative.
And religions have been teaching against the pill, against the birth control, against abortion, and the world population goes on growing. That means poverty goes on growing.
Thirty years before, when I started speaking for birth control, India was only four hundred million people. Now it is eight hundred million people. It has doubled between thirty years. If they had listened to me, they would not have been poor. Now fifty percent of India is just surviving, almost on the verge of becoming another Ethiopia any day.
Who is responsible? The Hindu priest, the Buddhist priest, the Jaina priest, the Christian missionaries – all are agreed on one point: that birth control should not become legal, that abortion should not become legal. These people are creating poverty.
By the end of this century, the world will have five billion people. Right now there are four billion people. Already half of the world is starving. With five billion people you will have every day millions of people dying around. It is going to become a graveyard.
My suggestion is: for thirty years, absolute birth control, so that the population can be reduced to one billion. One billion people can live really comfortably and luxuriously on this earth.
Secondly, there is no need for nations. It is simply out of date, the whole idea. Nuclear weapons have made it out of date.
So, we have really one global village and should act as one?
Yes. That’s what I want, that it should be one global village, one government. Then things can be very easily solved, because seventy-five percent income of every nation is going into creating war mechanism. If there are no nations there is no question of any war. Seventy-five percent income of the whole world is released. You can live luxuriously! You are just living stupidly.