People be crazy

I read an article in the WSJ today, it said that there is a new movement in developed countries like the U.S. and the U.K. attempting to curb newborns.  These ‘non-birthers’, as it were, use the current mathematical projections of carbon usage to say that for every new baby in the U.S. or the U.K. the environmental impact would be 160 times greater than someone born in India, or the Philippines, or any other under developed nation.  Their entire idea for environmental consciousness is to have fewer babies; while I agree that overpopulation is bad, I also feel these left wing crazies have forgotten something more important.  There is an idea floating in the ether that humans are someone above, or disconnected from nature, that we are masters of our surroundings and brains instincts.  However, I think reproduction, the biological urge we face at some point in our life, is one of the few reminders of our link to nature.  To turn our back on the pragmatic answer to the question ‘why are we here?’ would be to sever yet another bond to nature.  The ‘non-birthers’ hearts are in the right place, but their heads are polluted with zeal and arrogance.  Eliminating one of the last remnants of our humanness would further our descent into artificial hell.  Instead of thinking of ways to make us less human, maybe it’s time to think about how we can become more human, to reconnect to nature, to fill the collective void in our life with a harmonious union with the world around us. 


Just a thought.


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