I saw an article headline in the New York Times this morning …
A number of things went spinning through my mind, but the dominating thought was – why does our declining birth rate need or deserve a cure??? All things considered, this world does not need any more humans hellbent on destroying our precious resources! It seems, especially of late, that there is a taint in the gene pool here in the U.S. that more and more of our population are affected with TS – Terminal Stupidity.
Rather than trying to increase an already hefty population, let’s focus on educating the ones we have! In fact, I would advocate sterilization for every single individual who blatantly refuses to be vaccinated or to wear a mask. They are the breeders of TS.
And then there’s the environment. At the current rate which we are ignoring the dire warnings of the scientific community and the IPCC, human life on this planet cannot possibly last past the end of the century, likely not even that long. So … WHY does anybody think it’s a good idea to bring more lives onto the planet to suffer the devastating effects that are going to take place in the coming years??? What a cruel thing to do! Over the next generation or two, there will be food and water scarcity, devastating fires, droughts, floods.
Rather than try to boost the birthrate, I say we make birth control free and widely available, same with abortions. It is unconscionable to keep piling people on top of people who have no future. We, humans, have no future and we have only ourselves to blame. Don’t subject even more people to a slow, painful, drawn-out death.
Now, some of you may argue that one of those new lives could be the very person who grows up to find a way to save the planet. And there was a time that would have been my view as well. However, as I watch those with TS parading around doing far more harm than good, even to their own loved ones, I realize that if we were handed a solution on a silver platter today, there are far too many affected by TS who would rebel, who would refuse to make whatever sacrifices were needed on their part, for it would, in their book, “infringe on their freedoms”. They would sooner see this planet crash and burn than to make some small effort to help save it, so no matter how brilliant the plan to save the planet might be, the TS bunch will stomp on it.
Sorry, folks, but my faith in the goodness of human nature is gone. Done. When I see a parent ripping the mask off of a teacher, see hordes of people cheering a madman who has done more than his share to add to the destruction of not only this nation, but the world, and see a motorcycle rally where not one lousy person of the thousands in attendance is wearing a mask, despite the surge in both new cases and deaths, despite the new Lambda variant on the horizon, then I know there isn’t much hope for rallying the crowd in a huge effort to save the planet. Let the birth rate continue to decline. It’s for the best.
And for those of you who haven’t yet had the joy of grandchildren … buy a puppy. They’re cuter, much more low-maintenance, cheaper to feed, and loyal.