Worried about 7 Billion people? Get over yourself.

Ah yes, the overly-simplistic logic of overpopulation fanatics.  Seven billion people . . . ooooh, what a scary Halloween.

Lets take dumb-ass of the month (only one day left . . . who will win in November?) Dr. Eric Tayag:

Dr. Eric Tayag of the Philippines’ Department of Health said in the AFP report: “Seven billion is a number we should think about deeply. We should really focus on the question of whether there will be food, clean water, shelter, education and a decent life for every child. If the answer is no, it would be better for people to look at easing this population explosion.”

via 7 billionth baby: Congratulations are mixed with dire words – latimes.com.

1.  If you  use the term “explosion” or “population bomb” to describe actual humans, you should immediate be sent back to health class.  Dehumanization by comparison to an inanimate killer is 180 degrees opposite from making a baby.  It is the easiest cue that you are reading or listening to an idiot if they use this language.

2.  Human beings make babies, some of them make many babies because they might want several babies.  Some parents may have kids because they want to love them.  If you don’t like that you shouldn’t have babies.

3.  If you are terrified about the new babies of the world using up your resources, get over yourself.  The lack of ” food, clean water, shelter, education and a decent life for every child” is about poverty and justice.  Work to make sure that every person in the world get’s access to these things.  It’s about politics not about penises.  To imagine that the solution is to reduce population or as Dr. Tayag says “easing” population is part of the racist day-dream that too often leads to sterilization abuses and eugenics.

4.  If you are really concerned with the ecology and sustainability of the earth then STOP USING SO MANY RESOURCES.  No I don’t mean babies, but you — the person wiping their ass with clean paper and pissing in clean drinking water.

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