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The War Against Children Spreads to Canada

posted at 9:15 pm on December 12, 2009 by

The Canadian newspaper the National Post has hit upon a brilliant solution to all the world’s problems; not only that, they have discovered that if their solution is not implemented immediately, the Earth will be destroyed in short order.

But the solution turns out to be simple… ban children!

The “inconvenient truth” overhanging the UN’s Copenhagen conference is not that the climate is warming or cooling, but that humans are overpopulating the world.

A planetary law, such as China’s one-child policy, is the only way to reverse the disastrous global birthrate currently, which is one million births every four days.

The article (opinion piece, whatever they consider it) was written by Diane Francis and published in last Tuesday’s business section (called the “Financial Post,” after a newspaper that the National Post gobbled up). Friend Lee tells me that on yesterday’s O’Reilly Factor, Laura Ingraham “ripped Diane Francis a new one.” I wish I’d seen it.

Incidentally, I wonder which of Francis’ two children she regrets having?

I published a post some days ago, noting that a very significant portion of the global enviromentalist “movement” does not love nature half so much as it hates Mankind. Back then, I wrote:

But a darker motive lurks at the intersection of cultic environmentalism and madness; it’s not just that the rich should be killed and eaten, that’s old hat; humanity itself is a cancer upon the Earth… and it must be expunged. The anti-human radicals at, e.g., the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) believe that amputation is the planet’s last hope; we must extirpate the human race.

And these “elves” are driving the environmentalism bus.

I believe the entire movement is riddled with people who believe Mankind itself should be exterminated, as the only way to open the door for a truly “green” Gaea. It’s not everybody who calls himself an enviro; it’s not Ed Begley, jr., for example. But it is the activist crust, and they’re the ones pushing the agenda. I truly believe that many of what I call the “enviro-mental cases” see globaloney hysteria as their best shot at so devastating the world economy that our global population is reduced to a fraction of our current level… where “reduced” is a euphemism for an almost Malthusian die-off of human beings.

And the One We Have Elected is, all unwittingly — or simply not caring, so long as he gets his — playing right into the nihilists’ hands.

Compare and contrast today’s story in the National Post:

The world’s other species, vegetation, resources, oceans, arable land, water supplies and atmosphere are being destroyed and pushed out of existence as a result of humanity’s soaring reproduction rate.

Ironically, China, despite its dirty coal plants, is the world’s leader in terms of fashioning policy to combat environmental degradation, thanks to its one-child-only edict.

Say… isn’t China also the world’s leader in poisoning people with everything from toxic frozen potstickers and vegetables, to toxic toothpaste, pet food, blood thinner, salt, instant noodles, lead-filled paint and lead-coated toys, and dozens of other pollution-related poisoning incidents, killing hundreds of people around the world. (They also sold industrial oil as “cooking oil.”)

Many countries have adopted policies of banning Chinese imports — evidently unaware that the Chinese policy of forced, post-partum “abortions” gives them “absolute moral authority” (as Ann Coulter likes to say) to poison those humans lucky enough to dodge the birth dragnet and be born.

The tale ends with the usual Gaea panacea for every plague and pestilence: totalitarianism:

For those who balk at the notion that governments should control family sizes, just wait until the growing human population turns twice as much pastureland into desert as is now the case, or when the Amazon is gone, the elephants disappear for good and wars erupt over water, scarce resources and spatial needs….

The only fix is if all countries drastically reduce their populations, clean up their messes and impose mandatory conservation measures.

In Robert Graves’ novel about the Roman emperor Claudius, he has Caligula say something along the lines of “I would that all Rome had but a single throat, so I could cut it.” Well, today’s enviro-mental cases do the mad emperor one better: They wish to halve the human population, thus condemning the remaining half to lives of grinding poverty, a further collapse in population, eventual extinction — and the utter loss of liberty, freedom, and dignity in the few remaining years we will have.

Alternatively, the developed (i.e., “civilized”) countries will impose the one-child policy, while the developing (i.e., “third world”) countries — such as Yemen, Qatar, Libya, Sudan, and Indonesia — will export their burgeoning population of radical jihadis to take the place of the forcibly aborted babies. Then Francis can call for the global imposition of sharia law and complete the triumph of her brand of “feminism.”

But sharia cannot sustain itself in the absence of a civilized world to buy its oil and sell it the guns it needs to rule its own people; thus the new global ummah will quickly collapse into chaos and the war of all against all; heck, it’s almost there already! Either way, in the end, Gaea will reign supreme over a world without Man.

Heavens, in what deep and deadly currents of hatred and misanthropy these enviros swim.

Cross-posted on Big Lizards

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Wasn’t Tom Clancy’s “Without Remorse” a novel about some uber greenies unleashing a virus to kill off most of the human race, all the while setting up an isolated outpost in the Amazon to avoid extinction? How’d that turn out? The good guys left them stranded in the jungle with nothing but the skin on their backs. Not good.

While admitting that we can, should, and are starting to get a grip on such things as recycling, exploring alternative and cleaner energy sources, this is not something that happens overnight. The enviro-whackos seem to want it all now, in their lifetimes, similar to the instant gratification mind-set that grips many in developed countries. Many generations passed from the discovery of metals to the discovery of electricity. Many more will pass until we break through from the sound barrier to the “warp” barrier.

One child per family may appear noble to some, but as you said Dafydd, what self loathing could lead some to believe that others loath themselves equally? Is it simply that they have a poor self esteem, some guilt complex such that they’re unable to find contentment in the fabric of human relationships?

We call them “the cat lady down the block”, or “burnt out Jim”. Wonder what they’re called in China and Canada?

Robert17 on December 12, 2009 at 9:38 PM

Hey, let’s start a child credit exchange. We could sell offsets to those willing to have abortions or permanently alter themselves to remain childless. Crazy, you betcha! About as loonie as this Diane Francis and her ilk promoting a global one child policy for a hoax! She looked so calm and serene, aloof and arrogant, certainly more intelligent than the rest of us. I’ll bet her kids are looking at each other, wondering which one is it that she wishes she didn’t produce in order to save the planet. Will she be a candidate for mother of the year? Don’t think so.

Kissmygrits on December 13, 2009 at 11:41 AM

I think P.J. O’Rourke best summed up the attitudes of overpopulation alarmists: “Just enough of me. Way too many of you.”

Farmer_Joe on December 14, 2009 at 9:40 AM

This argument makes as much sense as claiming that opposition to drowning is a war against water.

thuja on December 15, 2009 at 12:38 AM