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A comment/rant on a blog

In response to this post by a PwMS about overpopulation and so on, I commented (in moderation at time of writing this):

   "... we, as human beings, have become a rash on the butt of Mother Earth."

I completely agree. I also know that mother earth (Gaia) will survive once she has rid herself of that rash using one of the multitude of means at her disposal.

This is also why the whole global warming / carbon footprint debate does not engage me. Yes, we are poisoning the planet. Yes, that is likely to mean that we will all die out. No, we are not the first dominant species to become extinct. Dinosaurs, anyone?

Back to the issue in question - I am not having kids. First because I have MS and don't have enough spoons for myself let alone kids. Second because there are already too many kids in the world - my step sister has four! :(


Your mileage may vary (YMMV) and you may not agree with me but this is my take on the issue and I am allowed to have my own opinions. Having opinions never hurt anyone - acting on opinions sometimes does and I am unlikely to be able to act on any of mine...

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natf
May. 19th, 2008 12:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you! *hug*
turk_diddler
May. 19th, 2008 12:53 pm (UTC)
Well yes, that's what the Jeremy Clarkson*'s of the world never understand, modern environmentalism is ultimately all about trying to save people, not cuddly baby pandas. For perhaps a 100-years conservation was based upon saving cute creatures, and the cultural shift in the green movement to making it about human need looks unlikely to happen with time enough to do any good about it.
Like you, it's one of the reasons I'm not at all keen on having children.

*BTW, he's a patron of the RSPB, but seems ever so keen to keep it quiet.
court9
May. 19th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
I've thought the same thing about dinosaurs.

On the other hand, I hate the idea of taking whatever you want and/or creating more waste; I hate the mindset that encourages mass consumption and exploiting things/people whenever it suits you.

But mostly, the less I consume, the less trash I amass, which is good because I don't have it in me to take it to the dumpster. ;) Plus I'm cheap.

As a kid I never imagined myself having kids -- my image of me as an adult included a foster kid that I'd adopt. Way before I realized how screwed up my family is and getting sick, I guess I figured that I'd help a kid who needed it instead of passing on such screwed up genes.
mdmhvonpalj
May. 20th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
As a farm boy ... we learned what damage we can do (dust bowl) if we do not preserve what we live off of.
artemis_of_isle
May. 21st, 2008 12:37 pm (UTC)
Oil price will go up; there might be no more televisions, computers, and Internet; ultimately human race may not survive, so what!

Human beings are not above any other spices in my opinion. If others are allowed to extinct...
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