Yesterday afternoon I had a lovely dinner with a close friend and we went to a garden pub.
It's somebody quite a bit older than me.
She started speaking about what she heard on the radio about over-population, how species are dying daily, and how humans are breeding themselves into
extinction, and we'll be extinct before 100 years (the 6th extinction or whatnot).
I replied that I could not necessarily agree (knowing, also from ATS, how many opinions there are about this) and that some countries have a negative
growth rate (which means that some form of immigration is inevitable), and that the Elites have supported population control, and propaganda for
Well, I think most people are for some form of population management, but let me rephrase that the genocidal pruning of the "useless eaters" is what
can also lurk behind such arguments.
She kept saying the earth is over-populated.
My point was: how do we know when the earth is overpopulated?
How do we know so many species are dying every day, or who crunched those numbers?
Maybe we should just have better management and distribution.
Eventually she got quite loud and somewhat snarling.
Then she spoke about how "we" must feed the world and drop bags of food from planes.
But is this what feeds the world?
Bags from helicopters and planes?
Great propaganda shots and pop songs, but is that really feeding the world?
Next she said that if she was a young person she would never "breed", because the world is simply overpopulated.
Then I told her that as a gay person the most common argument thrown at me is that we cannot "breed", but if I could I'd actually love to.
Then we just sat in silence and ordered the bill.
We spoke subsequently, and all seems so-so OK.
It scared me though, because we've always discussed everything, and suddenly it seemed like I was facing a fascist environmentalist.
My point was just that there are other opinions on this.
And the reaction was something like: "What? You don't believe the earth is over-populated and our only solution is to have less people? HOW DARE YOU?"
edit on 19-3-2013 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)