Gene Logsdon has put up a post on his thoughts on population growth and food availability.
It’s a touchy and uncomfortable subject….to say the least.
It brings up eugenics–there are stories out there of people like Bill Gates and the Rockefellers advocating for population control via eugenics and even through genetically modified food. There is a video out there of Bill Gates advocating vaccines for this purpose. I don’t know what to make of the video, so I’m not posting it– you’ll have to go find it yourself.
I think advocating de-population is morally and ethically wrong. We get into the self-righteous, superiority of those who think they are *more special* than the rest, therefore, they should live while others die.
The comments are as interesting as the blog–with one suggesting that the population growth perhaps was a spiritual one of bringing more light into the world….
…with that, I would disagree. There is so much negative energy on Earth that I would happily volunteer to go right now if God would take me. Just give me enough morphine to stop my heart, and I’m good to go…
Speaking of negative energy, I was just thinking last night how much I missed teaching. I enjoyed it and the kids’ earnest quest for knowledge. I also liked that I didn’t have to put up with office politics nor office gossip. When I was teaching, I would stay in the room and eat my lunch so I didn’t have to hear the teachers gossip (yes, they gossiped…mostly about stupid substitutes…). I went in, did my job, and went home while avoiding all of that negative energy. I didn’t have to put up with the tired questioning of my single status–there is definitely a prejudice against single people in this country. The downside, of course, is the pay and the work-on-demand instead of a steady schedule.
And if you try to avoid the gossip and cut people off…as some suggest you do…you’re still screwed because the gossips then turn on you as a target. I’ve actually had that happen to me. I ended up leaving a good job because of it.
I suppose the questioning of population growth is related to our bad economy…not enough jobs that pay living wages….while jobs are shipped to other countries for even lower wages…and Burger King and their ilk go to other countries so they don’t have to pay their fair share of taxes….while war hawks push us towards another war again…while not taxing the rich….
Yeah, I’m in a negative mood…how could you tell? 😦