Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Carbon-emitting babies are a "mess" for Britain

Remember when Barack Obama said he wouldn't want his daughters "punished" with a baby? Well, it seems some Brits have an even more extreme take on the subject: "The worst thing that you or I can do for the planet is to have children."

That's the first line of an article by Alex Renton in The Observer:  "Fewer British Babies Would Mean a Fairer Planet." According to Renton, people emitting tons of CO2 every year of their lives then turn around and have babies "who will make an even bigger mess." For the love of Christ. I looked in vain for any sign that Renton could possibly have been writing parody. Nope--not the slightest hint of irony or sarcasm. It's simply 100% wall-to-wall blithering idiocy about "climate change," population control of "the rich," and reduction of CO2 emissions.

I  lay the blame for the bilge that this writer spews, and the fact that he can find a publishing venue, straight at the feet of political correctness. Thirty or so years of having politically correct language hammered like nails into our brains has "empowered" (one of my absolutely most-hated words) the crazy Leftists. The loonies have been let out of their cages, and if you don't believe it, read this article by Renton.

Here's just one of Renton's statements that he pulls out of--somewhere: "based on current emissions and life expectancy, one less British child would permit some 30 women in sub-Saharan Africa to have a baby and still leave the planet a cleaner place."

Right. And just who does Renton think is going to pay to feed or give basic medical care to that sub-Saharan child? Or does he think that somehow the people of the sub-Sahara are going to magically wake up one morning and not need the billions in aid that they've received from the West for as many years as any of us can remember? I'd love to see it happen. But before we have the population of the West being substituted 30 to 1 for children born in sub-Sahara, let's see them able to feed and care for the children that are born there now first. Oh, but pardon me, I suppose it's not politically correct to point out that people of the sub-Sahara rely on the West for the basic necessities of life. Or maybe, like in Renton's world, it's not "fair" to expect people to be able to take care of themselves.

Oh, and by the way--Renton, maybe you better check on the birth rate these days for WASPs (I'm sure another politically incorrect term) in Europe. Europe is dying, my friend. The total fertility rate for Europe is 1.37, according to Walter Laqueur in The Last Days of Europe. Except, of course, for the Muslim community--2 million in Britain and counting, as of 2008, up from 1.6 million in 2001. You've already made it, Champ; Britain as you knew it has ceased to exist. Hope you enjoy your "cleaner, fairer" life. Dumbass. Have you read the Koran lately?

Political correctness: the scourge of our times.

Hat tip for the article to the guys at Missourah.

I love this post from a commenter: Could you imagine the headline "Fewer British babies would mean a fairer planet" in any other country than our craven, post colonial, self-flagellating, excuse for a country?

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