Kathy, I would never think you were mocking me. Your posts are always thoughtful and kind. I know you are genuine!
Well, I am not sure why they want to lower population. I don't put it past them, and this is why I think they might be doing it......
At the top of this, you have a small amount of very wealthy, powerful people, who think it is their duty? place? to talk about world affairs. The Bilderberg conference is one example. (Then, you have the Bohemian Grove retreat, which is a whole different animal lol!!) Anyways, the elite we'll call them, have been known to talk about eugenics/population control and world governments throughout history. Even Bill Gates talks about it, although he tries to take a positive approach. The end, though, still points to lower population.
Considering these elites are often the heads of these large corporations, and are already wealthy, I feel they have turned their attention onto population control. We all know Ted Turner's opinion lol. They might not worry about billions of people to buy their products, since they are already wealthy. Since control and extreme wealth go hand in hand. So, a lust for control might be one reason. If there are less people, they will be easier to control, using food, electricity, medicine, money, regulations, police state, etc. The elites and their corporations will still be wealthy, even with less people. Tyrannical governments have existed in the past, and some exist to this day. Right now, the population is enormous and uncontrollable.
Another reason might be their love for the environment, and the carrying capacity: The carrying capacity of a biological species in an environment is the maximum population size of the species that the environment can sustain indefinitely, given the food, habitat, water and other necessities available in the environment. In population biology, carrying capacity is defined as the environment's maximal load, which is different from the concept of population equilibrium.
These elites, often turned environmentalists, might feel the world population needs to be reduced in order to protect the planet, animals, and even each other. Too many people=disaster, so they try to find ways to reduce the population. The ways must be secret, because nobody will line up for voluntary sterilization! We see a trend in the world, pushing the theory of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW)--meaning, human bad, killing planet. Must have less people, or else planet die!
How about that human population counter a few posts back? Is this meant to encourage people to support a lower world population?
Notice, I don't have the answers. I only take what I've read, and for me, population control seems to make the most sense. There could be several reasons why they want to cull the population--maybe one is true, maybe all, or maybe there's a reason I haven't thought of. It's just too hard to ignore history, full of killings, corruption, and sadness. I don't think it has gone away, but they've gotten better with hiding it.