We don’t like children anyhow

December 10, 2009

According to Diane Francis in Canada’s own Financial Post this week, the whole world ought to adopt China’s brutal one-child policy.  Damned inconvenient, those messy little kids, leaving their dirty carbon footprints all over the place.  Far better to strap their mothers down, stick a vacuum cleaner up there, and get rid of the little buggers before they have a chance to ruin our lives.  If getting rid of people is the answer to our problems, I respectfully suggest that Diane Francis and the editorial board of the FP lead the way.  We’ll send the little children after them.  Honest.

6 Responses to “We don’t like children anyhow”

  1. Christina A. Says:

    Hear, hear! I second that motion, Craig!

  2. Christina A. Says:

    Oh wow, that article is worse than anything I’ve read in a while! I’m really surprised any paper would publish that!

    This was a particularly interesting line:
    “Leaders of the world’s big fundamentalist religions preach in favor of procreation and fiercely oppose birth control.”

    So, are all the “big religions” fundamentalist? Or just the ones that have specific “leaders”? Or should we just name names here and point a finger at Rome? I mean, if all the Catholics just went away, we’d be ok, right?

  3. cburrell Says:

    Something tells me that Diane Francis doesn’t like Catholics either.

    At the very least, she thinks there’s too many of us. 😉

  4. KathyB Says:

    Well, everyone knows that the Church’s stance on birth control is part of a devious master plan to make sure the Catholics outnumber everybody else … oh wait, did I say that out loud ? 😉

  5. KathyB Says:

    Ok, now that I’ve actually read the article I’ll add some responses:

    1)Indoor plumbing is definitely an asset, but maybe not everybody needs cars? I think more people but fewer cars might make a nicer world.

    2)”Many children (i. e. sons) stave off hardship in the absence of a social safety net or economic development, which, in turn, prevents protections or development.”
    Ummm, who does she think is going to pay for her social safety net (pension) and provide economic growth for the future if the population is halving itself every generation?

  6. cburrell Says:

    I had a friend, otherwise fairly sensible, who did think that the Catholic opposition to birth control was a plot to out-populate everybody else. I had to point out that the Church opposes contraception for everybody, not just for Catholics.

    Yes, the idea that we don’t need kids because the state can look after us in old age is short-sighted. Where does the state get money, after all?

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