Overpopulation » Sat, Jul 23rd 2005 10:15 pm
For some reason the majority of the public seem to be blind to the current state of their home planet. That is, we’re running out of room and resources. While righteous do-gooders are bitching about pollution and the homeless, they go home to their families of four children and wish that their kids’ futures weren’t so bleak.
It’s only a matter of years before we’ve reached the planet’s saturation point and we all go to war over necessities like food and water—-the bloodshed for fuel will likely pale in comparison to this higher-stakes war of the future. Of course, despite the massacre over food and water, people will still be having gross numbers of children.
If not war, then plague. The common cold would spread to just about everyone with that kind of people-per-square-meter. We could avoid plagues (or the spreading of them) if cities weren’t so cluttered. Imagine suburbia with more than three meters between houses. Room to play. Room to be alone. Room, sweet room.
This isn’t just my claustrophobia talking either. Everyone knows we’re about to have a huge problem on our hands. Multiple huge problems with a common source. We can prevent them (or at least minimize them) simply by cutting back on the children… Adopt. Teach your adopted children to do the same. When there are none left to adopt, have one child. Or none. The good news is that we’d only have to do this for about a century before the population was nicely lowered and people could start having two of their very own children.
I realise people want to have kids of their own; some even want as many kids as their bodies will let them. The question I ask is would you rather have a huge litter of kids and have them all die of some horrible plague or starvation or catching a bullet in some war over water, or adopt some child and teach it to do the same while the population slowly lowers in reverse proportion to the brightness of their futures?
We’re raping the hell out of resources for the sole purpose of building more buildings to house the flood of people pouring out from between our women’s legs. We’re supposed to be a smart species. We’re supposed to do the natural thing and protect ourselves. How is devouring supplies while simultaneously birthing millions of babies achieving that goal? I think we’re beyond trying to ensure that our species lives on. Now we’re just being stupid, greedy, blind-to-the-obvious morons.
“Anyone considering bringing a child into this world is coldly considering an act of cruelty.” —- Some dude in the movie “The Rock”.
That’s pretty blunt, but it’s damn near the truth if we keep breeding like rabbits. Don’t be selfish. Adopt. Please, won’t somebody think of the children!