Should people worry about things like pollution and over population and so on or should they leave it to Hashem?
The whole business is one huge bluff. Anybody who talks about this subject, anybody who preaches the subject of antipollution, even if he doesn’t mean that there are too many people in the world, you have to suspect that he’s a faker, a pseudo-liberal; he’s a show-off, an insincere fellow, a fellow who lives with artificial ideas who is trying to make himself what he isn’t. He’s just mimicking the words of the degenerates of the New York Times. There are so many issues to worry about. Why don’t they worry about crime on the street? These crooks who talk about about zero population growth, the college professors who teach it – they teach it, preach it – why don’t they preach about doing something to punish criminals? Why don’t they preach the necessity of stiffer sentences? Now, they have all one standard retort but it’s a lie. They say that repression, stern punishment, never accomplishes anything. And that’s a plain lie because all of us can remember thirty years ago when we could walk the streets. We could walk even through the black neighborhoods at night. Thirty years ago I used to walk every night through black neighborhoods. It didn’t enter my mind to be afraid.
And it was because of one simple reason. It was because everybody knew that the policeman could come with a stick and give a bang over the head. Mayor Lindsay wasn’t around yet with his Civilian Review Board. It’s when the Lindsays came along and they emasculated the police, when they frightened and intimidated the police, and the judges became liberals – the judges saw where the wind was blowing and they also were intimidated – that’s when crime began. And therefore these criminals who don’t talk about the real issues that face us – that’s the issue of crime – they’re the real trouble. I’m not even talking about the issue of degeneration, of immorality, that’s corroding the entire country. The wickedness of homosexualism, the wickedness of promiscuity and the wickedness of drug liberalism. It’s in all the colleges. All these great problems are left alone. What problems are dealt with? Zero population. How to kill more and more babies. And that’s what they’re doing in the hospitals. In the hospitals when someone comes for an abortion, so sometimes they arrive just too late. The baby is already out. But the doctor is kindhearted anyhow. So he tells the porter who’s standing there, “Put it in a bucket of water.” It happened. Had she come a minute before, there would have been an abortion. She came a minute too late. As the doctor applied the suction pump, a live baby came out too quickly and it was yelling. He wants to live. So instead of giving him the treatment that you give newborn babies, he told the porter – there happened to be a colored porter who was standing there – he told the colored porter, “Dunk it in the water.”
The colored porter said, “I’m not a professor. I’m not hired to kill babies.” “I’m not hired to kill babies,” he said. That’s the good sense of a colored porter. But it’s not the sense of a college professor. So it’s these degenerates, they’re the ones who are worried about the ecology and pollution!
Should we leave it to Hashem? No. It’s up to us to worry about all good and sensible things. So let’s first worry about getting rid of the pollution of crime; and while we’re at it, let’s get rid of the pollution of the colleges. If we could stop government subsidies for colleges and make it necessary to pay tuition so bums couldn’t go; only working people who paid their way or rich people who could afford it. So you clean out the scum from the colleges. And of course there would be a smaller tax burden on the decent citizens. This government spending is a cancer. The government is throwing out money recklessly for every silly thing. Every silly cause is getting millions. Even the “Golden Age Clubs,” the programs for the elderly. You need them like a hole in the head. The government is throwing away millions so that old people get together in the mornings. Instead of staying home and taking care of their homes, they get together. And the synagogues and the churches are reaping a golden harvest. They’re teaching old people how to dance; men and women, eishes ish. Dance with another man’s wife. They never knew it before. Now they’re learning it in their old age. That’s a wonderful thing. And all this costs millions. Here’s pollution for you! Government spending!
Even if a fraction of it went to reinforce our arms! You know that we’re falling behind in the arms race? The liberals are preaching that we should disarm; in this country we’re disarming. But not in Soviet Russia. Soviet Russia now is far ahead of us.The best argument for peace is to be well armed. You remember the adage, “Carry a big stick and talk softly.” But we don’t have a big stick anymore. The liberals have disarmed America. The liberals have taken the money in America and are pouring it in every useless cause. And the poor sucker, the American citizen, is paying and paying. And that’s why accounting has become the most brilliant future for young men today. And that’s all I have to say for the time being.
TAPE # 58 (March 1974)