josh knauer wrote:
You guys don't get it...
I get it fine and quite frankly don't have a problem with less people in the world. The process by which that happens is, of course, always regrettable, but the end result pans out better for the planet and whoever's left.
Wow! these statements are a reminder of how possible it is to be turned-off and out of touch with life!
Holy sh*t Fosgate. Is this how we are to deal with our rather complex problems? Okay, I'm with you in that I would like to see less people in the world. Who wouldn't? Our world-wide population of 6.5 billion and growing exponentially (and HAS grown exponentially) needs to be reckoned with ---- for sure!
But "The process by which that (less people in the world) happens is, of course, always regrettable, but the end result pans out better for the planet and whoever's left" (???)
So what is it dear friend? Regrettable or better for the planet? Who gets to be 'left'? Your sister, brother, daughter, father? Would you like to be left?
Could we live in present time and see that maybe, if it is indeed regrettable, it is not
better for the planet? Why have regrets?
Wouldn't it be better, for instance, to educate women of poorer countries, so that they were less likely to marry at 14 and produce 15 children who can not all be adequately looked after? Then there would be less population growth .... less blight .... rather than ignoring the needs .... and then accepting these painful methods as a matter of course? .... may as well bomb them, or ignore the systems in place which deprives entire communities of clean drinking water. Allow those "other" children to suffer and die ... so that we may enjoy the forever plenty we've become so accustomed to.
6.5 billion ----- and not one individual is less important than you or I.
Wipe out a percentage of the population? even if it means your wife, son, daughter, father? how about if one of the ones wiped out was you? would you be okay with that? are you a blight? part of it ....?
One more time:
"The process by which that happens is, of course, always regrettable, but the end result pans out better for the planet and whoever's left."
Should we look for a solution, or should we let those poor suckers die? And if you
were one of those poor suckers, would the planet .. (and whoever is left) be better off?
... is it really always regrettable in your heart/mind? Or just better for the planet? How are they separate?