In her latest communique (a cross between “Das Kapital” and a script of “The Gong Show”), America’s favorite Millennial socialist says having kids is out. Saving the planet by flushing trillions down a green toilet is in.
Since the days of Thomas Malthus, pseudo-intellectuals have been selling the notion that “over-population” will doom us to war and famine. From Malthus to Population Bomber Paul Ehrlich, it was population growth will lead to worldwide starvation. In the 1973 sci-fi movie “Soylent Green,” it was a people-eat-people world.
As predictions of mass starvation never happened, and the worldwide fertility rate plummeted, Global Warming became the extinction-level event.
In a web-chat with her supporters, Commissar Ocasio-Cortez said many young people were asking if it was okay to have children, given the toll carbon footprints allegedly take on the planet.
“Our climate is going to face disaster if we don’t turn this ship around,” Captain Chicken squawked. “The whole premise of the Green New Deal is that we’re screwed on climate.”
And she doesn’t even have to rely on cooked-up climate models to prove it.
“Just walk outside in the winter in a lot of places, and it’s ether way worse than you’re used to or way warmer than you’re used to.” So if its way warmer than you’re used to in the winter, it’s global warming. But if it’s way colder than you think it should be, it’s also global warming. To put it in Ocasio-Cortez-ian terms: Heads they win; tails we’re screwed.
So, to save the planet, let’s have infanticide on demand, keep shoveling money at Aborted-Baby-Parts R Us and repeal the internal combustion engine – the Lorax meets Margaret Sanger.
America has at last reached below replacement fertility with no end in sight. In the next 10 to 20 years, we’ll get into global population decline. How we’ll maintain a modern industrial society with plummeting population is anyone’s guess.
Maybe enviro-hysterics planned it that way.
I’ve got an even better idea. Environmentalists, socialists and assorted Luddites should refrain from procreation. Then the sane shall inherit the earth.
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