It's hard to believe this story actually ran, front page (online) no less, but a little easier to believe when you realize it was the San Francisco Chronicle. Let me recap some of the highlights:
Stop It, Breeders
"We can't be breeding right now," says Les Knight. "It's obvious that the intentional creation of another [human being] by anyone anywhere can't be justified today."
"As long as there's one breeding couple," he says cheerfully, "we're in danger of being right back here again. Wherever humans live, not much else lives. It isn't that we're evil and want to kill everything -- it's just how we live."
Knight's position might sound extreme at first blush, but there's an undeniable logic to it: Human activities -- from development to travel, from farming to just turning on the lights at night -- are damaging the biosphere. More people means more damage. So if fewer people means less destruction, wouldn't no people at all be the best solution for the planet?
"We certainly do as much as we can to limit our consumption," says Mike Brune. "We made sure we live near mass transit. We have one of the new Priuses. We buy organic food almost exclusively. We feel that it's very important to connect our personal values to all aspects of how we live: where we work, what we eat, what we buy."
"Nobody will come right out and say that this is unsustainable, you can't do this," says Knight. "If you really are serious about the environment and your impact, zero is the optimal number of offspring that we should be producing."
I totally support this position. I think if you are a tree-hugger, radical leftist, true liberal, or crazy moonbat, you really should consider not reproducing. That will solve many of our problems within (the rest of) our children's lifetime. You better be willing to give up your precious Social Security system though, it won't work without exponential generational growth.
I can't resist commenting on this moonbat statement:
As it is, even with my vegan diet, avid bicycling, recycling and energy-conservation measures, if everyone on the planet lived the way I do, we'd need three more Earths.
Vegan, huh? The American Heritage Dictionary describes vegan as "A vegetarian who eats plant products only, especially one who uses no products derived from animals, as fur or leather."
The tires on that bike you ride? They're made from cow.
The asphalt you ride that bike on? It's made from cow.
The plastic in your Prius? Made from cow.
Ever flown on a plane? The engines are greased with cow gunk.
The paper that you're recycling? Made from cow.
Ever taken a pill in capsule form? Made from cow.
Ever taken a vaccine or steroid? Also made from cow. Almost everything in a hospital for that matter is made from cow, from the paint on the walls to the walls themselves to the plastic equipment they use on you.
So nuts to the moonbat vegans and the cows they rode in on (literally.)