The Twilight Zone

It is part of the human condition that the vast majority are willfully and spectacularly disconnected from reality on major issues.

One such issue, even in modern, educated, first world countries like The United States:

We encourage overpopulation with tax, employment, insurance, and social benefits.

Despite mass smog, climate change, annihilatory patriotism, numerous consequential and intentional radiation releases, and only 21% of USA rivers ‘in good condition’, we:

  • Extend an annual benefit on federal taxes for each dependent child.
  • Require many private employers give three months unpaid leave for births.
  • Have numerous companies granting paid maternity leave.  Even paid paternity leave.
  • Pay health insurance benefits for pregnancies and birthing.
  • Rarely show open disapproval against individual pregnancies for overpopulating.
  • Affirm individual pregnancies as our social standard.  “Congratulations!”
  • Largely ignore groups and individuals who raise the alarm.
  • Mandate property taxes to educate others’ children.
  • Witness media, politicians, and advertisers habitually extol the virtues of overpopulation using emotional music, images, and code words like baby, parent, and family.  They soothe with confirmation bias to extract our support.
  • Unanimously go along with political structures that prescribe such incentives.

Just one result of overpopulation is the estimate that we inject eight million pieces of garbage into our seas.  Each and every day.

Ocean garbage is so bad that it even obscures lost plane searches.

In light of such hyper-massive – and increasing – environmental damage:

Why is the call for removal of such benefits so rare that almost no one on Earth has heard of any entity that pointedly does so?

Or knows anyone who also proposes that we reverse, and impose an eco-tax for each birth?

Rather horrifying global ignorance.

To stop overpop, please support groups such as @popact and @CenterForBioDiv.

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Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it. - Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) Twitter: @HyperIntellect
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4 Responses to The Twilight Zone

  1. osolynden says:

    A church I found of interest

  2. osolynden says:

    It would seem self evident that people should not be rewarded for and encouraged to reproduce. I don’t think first world industrialized nations contribute nearly as much to growing population though we contribute far more than our share of pollution with our massive consumption and energy use.

    I tend to think we have already passed the tipping point on climate change, killing the ocean and massive animal extinctions leading inevitably to our own.

    • It would seem self-evident, wouldn’t it?

      The damage done so far will take a very long time to subside.

      But even if we were to stop procreating, current population would continue worsening pollution daily. With human reproduction guaranteeing future pollution increases.

      Thanks to your exposure, I am carefully considering membership in The Church of Euthanasia. Do you consider yourself a member?

      Thanks for stopping in, Lynden;-].

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