A Population Control Primer

Published on February 24, 2015 (↻ October 3, 2023), filed under (RSS feed for all categories).

I wrote this after reading way too many conspiracy-related books, and I keep it up only to show how one can become a bit too concerned and upset. Nothing in here, then, shall truly suggest that anyone controls or is controlled in an effective fashion. That’s at least nothing I could (or would want to) detect.

This post is about ruling people. For the control of population growth, see e.g. Wikipedia.

An incomplete, roughly sorted sketch of actions, methods, and developments that don’t serve us. We have a lot of work to do.

None are more enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.

—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.


  1. Divide
  2. Distract
  3. Confuse
  4. Manipulate
  5. Exploit
  6. Demotivate
  7. Control
  8. Dominate









Willfully start military conflicts and don’t prevent (but rather provoke) natural disasters. Use confusion and despair to cut more rights, take over more control, and expand powers. Move towards centralized governance. Let the uneducated, powerless, controlled main population think they’re educated, powerful, and in control.

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About Me

Jens Oliver Meiert, on September 30, 2021.

I’m Jens (long: Jens Oliver Meiert), and I’m a frontend engineering leader and tech author/publisher. I’ve worked as a technical lead for companies like Google and as an engineering manager for companies like Miro, I’m close to W3C and WHATWG, and I write and review books for O’Reilly and Frontend Dogma.

I love trying things, not only in web development (and engineering management), but also in other areas like philosophy. Here on meiert.com I share some of my views and experiences.

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