". . . and Gulliver Returns"
--In Search of Utopia--
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        Every age has problems that social thinkers attempt to solve with
utopian ideas. No society in history has faced the problems that we face
today. From the global problems of climate change, natural resource
depletion and overpopulation with their predicted ramifications of famine,
wars--and even extinction--to the national problems of: poverty, crime,
undernourishment, education, youth unemployment, unsustainable
promises of inflated pensions and the healthcare of ever-aging
populations.

       Our traditions, bolstered by our faith in hopes that are economically
and ecologically impossible, bind us in Plato's cave believing that the
shadows we see are real and that the impossible promises of our priests
and politicians will come true. There are solutions--each with its own
problems. Commander Gulliver suggests licensing parents as the most
obvious solution to solving both  our overpopulation and most  of our
social problems.

        China has not licensed parents to determine who are actually
qualified to parent. Still its limitation of children has reduced its fertility
rate from nearly 8 children per woman  in 1960 to 1.6 per woman
today--and 70 years after the policy was enacted in 1980 China's
population will begin to recede. But the effects of the policy have already
resulted in 400,000,000 fewer babies. This has enabled China to use the
money saved from not having to educate four hundred million more
children in primary school into being economically capable of  offering
quality higher education for those who are alive. It has allowed China to
significantly reduce poverty, to develop the most rapidly developing
economy, and to become a paragon in the economic world.

      Overpopulation is responsible for many of our planet's
problems--global warming, the lack of fresh water, poverty, high gasoline
and food prices, air and water pollutions, the scarcity of natural resources,
the excess of wastes and their proper disposal, and even some wars.

     In the year 2025 Commander Lemuel Gulliver XVI returns from a
twenty-five year odyssey around the solar system, searching for sites
where the world's excess people can be re-located. He found none. On
his return he vows to search for solutions to the planet's most pressing
problem.

      He visits several countries to seek answers for solving this critical
problem and to find a peaceful way to work toward utopian living. He
visits with leaders of state and with experts in several fields that are
critical to establishing a peaceful, ecologically  friendly society on this
planet.

      He discusses with these people various plans for reducing population
and a number of ideas geared to developing a well thought-out society, a
utopia, such as: morality and values, psychological and ethical
motivations, politics--"the science of the possible", the necessary
ingredients of a just society, rational and irrational prejudices, the
responsibilities of parenthood, eugenics, and the place of religion and
non-religion in the ideal society.

      He has written ten books of his planned fourteen book series and
invites you to read them. He would appreciate your comments at: