Wednesday, August 11, 2010

freedom for me, but not for thee

I would never subscribe to such a radical publication, but I do enjoy reading the library's copies for homesteading and gardening articles in Mother Earth News. Why do I consider it radical? Interspersed between articles on circumventing local codes to live off the grid and convert cars to run off of oil or wood, there is an undercurrent of progressivism in  wanting to control the American population that are not as "enlightened" as themselves. From constantly ranting about the evils of "big oil" to encouraging government regulations in every aspect of our lives in the name of saving the planet, the magazine's editors show their true colors. But the worst attitude they exhibit is their frequent bashing of those of us who are raping the earth by having children. Here is a recent snip from a letter they published,

"Overpopulation is the root of all humanity's problems, and family size needs to be limited to two children, one child or no children for a sustainable future. Some of our brothers and sisters disagree with that because of religious ideals and a belief that God will fix it. I am here to tell you that is pure and utter ignorance. We procreate and we need to challenge our belief that it is OK to have as many children as we want. Human population doubles every 40 to 45 years....I would love to have a boy and a girl, but I know too much. I cannot bring them into an overpopulated, overpolluted, overexploited, war-torn planet in good conscience."

I'm sorry, but this man sounds like a certain relative of mine, a pompous blowhard who thinks that he is the smartest person in the room. His dismissive attitude toward those who believe in God and the sanctity of life is typical of greenies. I can't tell you how many times I have been glared at in the fancy-schmancy, super-expensive hippy co-op in town (I go to buy local honey and maple syrup) for having a long line of children trailing after me. I have a feeling that he will one day regret not having children, but by then it will be too late. I recall reading somewhere (perhaps in the Bible?) that there have always been problems due to man's proclivity to sin. Overpopulation wasn't the reason Cain killed his brother, there were only 4 people in the entire world at the time. Noah didn't need to build an ark because of too many people, but because almost all of them were nasty and brutish and full of hate. 

I was thinking of bumper stickers the other day and one idea developed: 

Who is going to experience demographic success if the prolifers have 6 kids and the proabortionists kill all of theirs?    


Natalie said...

I would write a complaint letter to that magazine. Probably wouldn't do any good, but at least it's doing something. What I find funny, is that families with more kids tend to be more envirermentaly conscience than families with 1 or 2 kids.

Maurisa said...

Great bumper sticker idea!

Got to love the elitist drivel from the extreme environmentalists. I'll take ignorant trust in God over that any day!

Milehimama said...

I just got a stack of these from my sister's MIL. Even funnier are the letters to the editor aghast that "it's even a question" that overpopulation is the root of all problems. One calls for "population stabilization and orderly decline". (Aug/Sept. 09) I'm not sure what orderly decline means, but it sounds frightening. And, I wonder if the writer of that letter considered what his old age would be like if there were more senior citizens than able young people to care for them?