Lindy’s Blog: Where Mom is Always Right

August 22, 2008

Too many (crazy) people

It’s Friday…Do you know what you’re doing this weekend?  That’s one question we rarely ponder, but I love to live vicariously through my family and friends, who seem to do all sorts of fun and exciting things with theirs.  I do things like laundry and defrosting the freezer with mine. 

I added an interesting little sidenote story on the Too Good page, dealing with, da da DA: Overpopulation!  It has been quite the topic for the past few decades, and although it is a proven myth, junk science, laughingstock, etc…, I fear that solid science will not necessarily convince the crazy environmentalists, which have raised this climate-disaster fervor to fever pitch.  (Has anyone else developed Green Fatigue besides me?)  It’s kind of concerning, only because it’s a perfect way for the govt. to gain further control over our lives in the name of saving the planet.  And oftentimes this has led to the desire to limit the population through less-than-humanitarian efforts.  (Think China, socialism, forced abortions and sterilizations, one-child-only rule.)  It’s quite fascinating to watch the interplay between environmental panic and the actual solid evidence against it.  The saddest example that I’ve heard of recently was of a UK woman, 27, who had herself sterilized so that she would never have a baby.  To do so, she said, would be irresponsible, and create a carbon footprint too large.  You know, I think that perhaps Darwin did get some things right.  

The house is stirring, and another day begun.  We are going to the library this morning.  Linus has been reading fairy tales lately.  Last evening we played a wild game of Jack and the Beanstalk, taking turns being the Giant.  Such games do not get old to four year olds.  Although I must admit to enjoying myself somewhat as well.  Fee Fi Fo Fum.

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2 Comments »

  1. I agree with you on the Darwin issue, that believers in population control can end up becoming a self limiting problem. However, population control is an idea that (unless one has ethnic bias in mind) can be suggested to anyone. Even more it can be used to direct corporate and governmental policy.

    And yes I think population control is VERY questionable in environmental value. I do think environmentalists are correct to worry about if we are putting toxic things in our air and water-but that doesn’t relate to how many people there are on the planet. Thus I wonder if environmentalism is being hijacked by Mathusian believers-who are continually looking for a new reason to justify their already questionable ideology (which could be why they look for excuses so hard).

    Oh, in political terms I wouldn’t think of China as Socialist, these days its an authoritarian government with a mixed, and increasingly capitalist, economy. Scandinavian nations have what I think of as a history influenced by socialists-whom the communists betrayed and chased out of Russia.

    Comment by Nathaniel — August 22, 2008 @ 9:03 am |Reply

  2. we are going to be at mom and dads. maybe i will be able to smell the sweet smell of clean laundry…or of a package of meat as it rots after being left out from your defrosting event.

    i will be ‘being green’ and photographing vintage items to sell to someone that will reuse them. that about it for the green stamp on the weekend.

    see you?

    Comment by Leah — August 22, 2008 @ 11:47 am |Reply


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