Human Breeding Overpopulation what are we doing? Why are we so selfish?

This is an issue that few of us raise as most people think it is their “right” to breed and breed repeatedly. Here in NA people are having kids with all the overuse of resources that come with them, with all the pollution they create (diapers mini-van and car fuel to name but two), with NA using more resources than the rest of the world combined. All this to have a sort of a copy of you left behind as a marker of your immortality. All of this so you can “love”  and, hopefully, be loved by this genetic near-you. Yet there are literally millions of kids starving in the world who, if the laws were more realistic, N Americans could easily adopt and love rather than having more of them themselves.Of course, and here’s the rub, many of them are the wrong colour for a lot of N Americans. People don’t want used “goods” they want the new, the fresh, the them. N Americans just can’t deal with their racism either.  So humans keep having kids. They know in their heart of hearts,and if they consciously thought about it for a second, that by having one or another that they are taking the food out of the mouths of hundreds perhaps thousands of other humans elsewhere. So why do they do it? It’s not just biology because lots of people choose not to have them. If half of us were suddenly wiped out there would still be more than enough of us to maintain the species. It is counter-productive in so many ways. What is it that makes intelligent and caring individuals sentence so many offspring around the world to a life of starvation and neglect? Of course people with say but my child will never suffer this! We have been needing this serious conversation for a long time, just look at how fast our populations have and keep doubling. I know this is going to piss a lot of people off. But be honest, there is a serious problem and we need to at least see how each of us are implicated in it. (Disclosure: We don’t have kids.) see the following link:

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/09/alan-weisman-inquiring-minds-population-countdown?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+motherjones%2Fmain+%28MotherJones.com+Main+Article+Feed%29

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About flexosaurus

I am an anthropologist and Associate Professor who loves to play guitar and comment on social injustice in whatever form it may take
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