This is the topic that brings me crawling out of the bushes. Flame suit on!
First, all of you who don’t think the world is over populated are either in denial, have never been far from your pretty little neighborhoods,
don’t read anything, are young and naive, don’t use critical thinking, or all of preceding.
"But we could put X billions on a piece of land the size of Y." I've done the math on several of these threads. I'm giving up. In my last
effort I showed that I would have 39 people living in my Texas yard, eating, subsisting, eliminating, reproducing, etc.. Call me a snob, but living
knee deep in crap and starving isn't my idea of living.
Let’s be frank here. Humans are animals. Yes. They. Are. You breed intelligence, you have a higher chance (not 100%) of getting intelligence.
German Shepards aren’t smarter than Afghan Hounds because of the failure of Afghan owners to nurture their pups. It’s because German Shepards are
working dogs, bred for performance, and Afghans Hounds are bred for hair. The difference between you and a dog is you can see into the future and
realize the consequences of your actions. You are able to control your instincts. I hope. Are you intimidated by intelligence? Embrace it.
Stupidity never gave anyone a high standard of living.
I don’t think it takes statistics for people to figure out who breeds the most. The poorer and lower class generally breed the most. Education?
That works to some extent, but in the U.S. you can find no end to people who aren’t too bright and don’t understand why they shouldn’t have
babies they can’t afford. The information is there, but they don’t want to hear it. I know because I’ve talked to plenty of them. I work with
a guy who is a janitor. He’s a very nice guy, but not the sharpest tool in the shed. He had 5 kids. He takes home $200/week. I PROMISE you that
he didn’t pay for them on his income. I paid for them and millions more. None of his kids have done anything exceptional. Four of them have
reproduced. Do you have a shortage of people to work at your local WalMart? I didn’t think so.
With the world’s population at about 7 billion, I think it’s time to be selective. Quality before quantity. Do you have superior intelligence?
We need intelligence now. Joe Six Pack with an 85 IQ isn’t going to discover zero point energy. The time has long past that we need to fill the
land with IQs that are average and lower. We aren’t farming and digging ditches with shovels any more. We need people who can figure out how to
give us advanced technology, clean, free, energy, advances in medicine, healthy food, etc..
We need to stop breeding sickly people. Are you healthy, without heritable diseases? Are you emotionally stable? Do you have traits that really
should NOT be passed on to your offspring? Do you know you have a family history of cancer, heart disease, addiction, etc.? Why are you breeding?
You are greedy, that’s why. Do you have any idea how much money it takes to “do everything possible” for someone with one of these conditions?
It can take millions. You want a kid? Adopt one.
Why is there NO restriction whatsoever on breeding? HOW can people be offended when I propose that a woman who was diagnosed with schizophrenia, cut
herself with glass, and dangled her kid out of a window because he is “filled with demons,” be sterilized? I can’t fish in my own pond without
a license from the county, but could breed like a rat if I wanted to. (Psst! It’s about politics. Breeders make voters.) Sorry flamers, while I
didn’t have a say in being born, I was sterilized as fast as possible.
Eat each other? That’s already happening. Bush meat, monkey meat, human meat. You don’t hear about it in the U.S. because it’s not PC to talk
about it. Other countries address the problem of people eating each other and hunting humans for body parts to be used in rituals. Do a search on
it. It’s real enough to be addressed by the U.N. Security Council.
DR Congo pygmies appeal to UN
How could we change for the better?
Hammer education into the population regarding social responsibility and ecology. Laws won’t work. Make it fashionable to limit reproduction, or
not have children at all. I can assure you that people without children are discriminated against now. What if people who bred with no planning were
discriminated against? Empower women to have control over their bodies. Change the Ponzi scheme of a social security system that we have. Promote
education and make learning socially acceptable. Everybody knows who Octomom is, but how many people could name one Nobel Prize winner from last
year? Forget who the high school football champions are and put the kids who graduate with honors on the front page of the local papers. Put a
system in place to adequately care for our seniors. Everybody who can work will work. Period. If you can panhandle all day, you can clean out trash
cans. Change the economy so that we don’t rely on an every increasing consumerism. (I’m not an economist, someone please write a thread on how
to do that.)
What is wrong with quality over quantity? Think of reproduction as having a purpose, not a way to satisfy your selfishness, greed, ego, loneliness,
or as a result of your indifference.