18.6.08

save the whales, nuke the children

i read this blog today, some woman trying to save the planet or create awareness or some dumb shit. and she had posted a few excerpts from some recent messages she had received. they troubled me. and made me laugh at the same time:

[posted by some crazy green person who was sterilized at 28]
"Having children is selfish. It's all about maintaining your genetic line at the expense of the planet. Every person who is born uses more food, more water, more land, more fossil fuels, more trees and produces more rubbish, more pollution, more greenhouse gases, and adds to the problem of over-population."

and another, this time by a couple
"[We] live as green a life a possible. We don't have a car, cycle everywhere instead, and we never fly. We recycle, use low-energy light bulbs and eat only organic, locally produced food. In short, we do everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint. But all this would be undone if we had a child. That's why [the husband] had a vasectomy. It would be morally wrong for us to add to climate change and the destruction of Earth."


WHAT THE FUCK??

i especially love the last line of the couples statement.
you know, about how having children is morally wrong and oh yea would add to the fucking DESTRUCTION OF EARTH.
wonderful. [and totally something i would say funny enough]
and you know i've always liked people who go green, most of them anyway. i had just yet to find the crazies in the bunch, till today.
how fucking dedicated must you be to take something like children and compare them to pollution? [or strange for that matter]
me, i don't altogether like children or wish to have any but it has nothing to do with me calculating what they're going to waste or if they might hit a squirrel while they're driving to the store when they're 25 or any wacky ass shit like that.
this is plain ridiculous.
oh and i love love love how the couple is looking for a fucking blowjob with listing their good deeds towards the earth shit. what the hell. yea thanks, but honestly your still just two tiny people probably living in a town of 2,000,000 others who could give a fuck what they did with their lightbulbs. sorry. the blue and green bins are just security blankets and everyone has grown up, maybe you should too.
meanwhile on this womans blog she asks for opinions. some are very interesting. just go read it. it will be in my movers and shakers for a few days.
the blog is called no child left behind and was posted on 6/17

as far as the population goes, bad news. were just plain fucked. people are going to have kids. lots of them. why?
simple.
welfare- the lower class has a gov crutch. and they loooove to exploit it. even if it means squirting out 9 kids. that gleaming check coming at the first of the month is enough for them to tune out the crying.
child support and such- woman have needs, and if it means poking a hole in a condom for a child they dont even want, so be it. basketball players, movie stars and musicians are the prey and heartless money hungry bitches are hidden in the tall grasses of todays society. wonderful.
love- some people just want squishy tiny humans of their own.
accidents- it happens.

one day we'll wake up in a kurt vonnegut inspired world. eyes on the rising numbers and fear in our hearts.
well wait till its too late.
well ask why we didnt do anything sooner.
well cry and scream for someone to fix it.
and in the meanwhile our children will become unwanted pets.

poor us.

but its not like we havent seen the downward spiral for years coming.







on unrelated notes.

ive been very happy lately.
ive been thinking alot about connection. ask me about it.
ive been loving what ive been reading lately.
and ive been dancing to arcade fire. neon bible to be exact.

i think i could just make it this week.

lovely.

5 comments:

Lonely Paul said...

Thanks for stopping by.
I appreciate your comment.

The Crash of '85 said...

Slowly but surely I'm bringing you back from the precipice of liberalism hehehe. Those recycling people really got my goat, and i dont even have a goat to get. you'll make it this week, and the next, until we're sitting on the porch in florida yelling at all the 40-something wippersnappers that play their rap too loud. damn kids.

Jon Bravo said...

ah ha ha ha ha!!! i love it. fucking crazies. i was working on a blog last week on the green movement but i don't know anymore....you took all the ammo i needed. my next one is going to be Osteen Inc.: How America was won over by kind words and tax deductible donations.

Leviathan said...

Hey! Thanks for hitting up my blog. Glad to see someone else is thinking about this stuff.

In response to what you said, I think you're exactly right. People have generally proven that they won't do anything to help the planet unless it's convenient for them or it's absolutely necessary. Not having children is neither. Yet.

I'm glad to see that you're an existentialist because this next part won't be lost on you at all. We are of course free to choose to stop having children at anytime, but we don't. The fact is we really like sex and holding babies and raising children. Evolution has made sure of that. We'll only be able to stop having children when the negative impacts of population growth outweigh the positive elements of child rearing.

And given how much we like sex, it's gonna have to get really bad.

Anyway, thanks for your comment! Keep in touch!

s.k.namanny said...

Love it! We should link to each other . . . I mean . . . our blogs.
skn