Wednesday, May 26, 2010

One thing for sure.....

The single most significant thing that can be done for the environment, for the animals, for all that live on the earth is to reduce the number of humans on the planet. There are way more than twice as many people in the US than there were when I was born, and I assure you life is not twice as good. It has been going in the other direction. We would be wise to provide a tax credit for those that choose to remain childless, however I will not hold my breath waiting for wisdom to kick in. In fact, were we an honorable people, considering what we did and do to the folks that really own the country we would have no more children....none. And when a family died out, what they own would revert to the ancestors of the original inhabitants.....such would be the honorable thing to do, I will not hold my breath waiting for that either.

2 comments:

Murph's mom said...

Veganelder, I think, although you might disagree, that you are an optimist. Discouraging/slowing the breeding (?) well.....I have my doubts. I used to be more optimistic than I am now (a lot more) but sometimes allow myself to fantisize about a kinder more enlightened world. Truth is though we have too many of those that are unaware and are happy to continue that way - intent on it. They are the ones who suddenly decide one day that they want the family dog to have a litter of puppies so that the children can "experience the miracle of birth". The same mentality that drives the thoughtless individual to wake up one morning and exclaim, "hey, wouldn't it be fun to go rappeling off a mountain." Although, what a convenient way to decrease the population? Just a thought.

Bea Elliott said...

I often think with people who decide to have children (as opposed to adopting)- How and what convinced them that *their* genes and dna was somehow vital to the "pool"? All that *more* living beings does is make everyone that much less *valuable*. I agree that having a tax base that encourages people to have less/no children would be a great idea! But, no... I don't hold my breath either. :(