Well this is what pisses me off about environmentalists. Take a look at this article To boil it down to one quote “I think we will work our way towards a position that says that having more than two children is irresponsible. It is the ghost at the table. We have all these big issues that everybody is looking at and then you don’t really hear anyone say the “p” word.” - Jonathon Porritt
And my problem isn't just with Porritt. He's a phony environmentalist.
My problem is with the comments underneath. I'm going to go through a few of them (aka the ones that piss me off).
"Right on! Why is it that no one wants to talk about the fact of over- population? it is the main reason for our crisis.- A Scott, Courtenay, Canada"
Get the hell out of my country. Over population? Most of Canada is unpopulated!
"Well, less is best. As an only child, I'm happy to say I had none of the 'but you pay more attention to my brother/sister' angst-episodes, no fighting at all in the house...had everyone all to myself...quite cushy, really. Two kids means more time for both (and less money spent too).- D, Manchester"
Shut the fuck up.
"Love it ! This should have been done long time ago. Even to have one child couples have to proof themselves capable, both: mentally and financially to avoid them having lots of kids and being in welfare, expecting taxpayers to pay for them. This should be a law nationwide.- Angela L, USA"
Hopefully you'll still love it when the depression really hits and your out of a job, taken to a camp and sterilized.
"You are right on, but perhaps the limit should be one child. The Chinese in recent years put in place one child per family. It is very selfish of people to over populate the planet to satisfy a couples own desires to have families of more than two children. Malthus had it right.- DAVID NELSON, USA"
Yeah great idea let's take policies from a communist dictatorship known for human rights violations, tons of pollution and a population where there aren't enough females.
"I feel this would be the greatest one thing every woman could do to ensure our future children and grandchildren inherit a better world to live in. This would also lower the number of orphan children.NOW is the time to act responsible to give our future generations a beautiful & healthy world. -Linda, Kingsport, USA"
How does that make any sense! Fewer orphan children? I guess parents will stop dying or something?
"He's right. Next time you cant get a parking space, a place at a good school for your child, a seat on the train, a job, etc ask yourself why. Too many people. The coming water shortages might spell it out.-Bob, Bromley, England"
Or bad city planning or bad economy? Yeah when I don't get a parking spot I think "Man if all those people driving their families in 1 van only had 2 kids. I could park the car, even though I'm the only one in it."
"The man is right. Two is enough... Is there real justification for more? That is unless you're in one of the nations that aren't growing fast enough! A boy to keep the family name going and a girl to continue the human race later. How can you argue that?- Barry, Germany"
Because it's the families decision on whether they want more. It's not a matter of, boy to keep name, girl for human race you arrogant prick. A family is about love not your poor attempt at logic.
"Surely if people are encouraged to produce a maximum of two offspring only intelligent, socially responsible families will respond to this request. The result will be an even greater proportion of basically stupid, socially irresponsible people in the world.- David, Worthing"
I guess your the socially responsible family? And we should sterilize the stupid people? Fuck you!
"Porritt is absolutely right. What's shocking is the response of those who attack him out of pure selfishness, ignorance, or outdated religious beliefs. Every problem on earth, not least the extinction of other species, is ultimately related to TOO MANY PEOPLE. Wake up, humans.- Denny, London, UK"
Yeah you're right, hunting isn't what's causing tiger to become extinct, it's us and our huge families killing tigers. Fucking idiot!
That's all I can handle, I'm not even half way down the page yet.
And anyone reading this know this. Canada and the U.S. are the ones that taught NAZI Germany about eugenics, so don't act like it can't come here. Ask yourself this, is there anyone in your family who's acted "anti-social", which is to say, mentally ill, drugs, bad marks, or criminality. Then YOU probably would have been forcibly sterilized in 1920-30s US/Canada. Think about that before you agree with theses clowns.
P.S. A positive sign: for every comment like the ones above, there were two telling them to fuck off!