Tuesday, January 22, 2013

We're a Plague?

"Humans are a plague on the Earth that need
to be controlled by limiting population growth"
Sir David Attenborough
When I first saw this over at Random Acts of Patriotism I was a bit irate. (The link to the whole article in The Telegraph is over there as well.)

So, we're a plague? My guess is that what they really mean is that all of those poor people in the Third World are the plague. Perhaps they should not breed so much so that the well-off television personalities of the world can guarantee resources for THEIR progeny in the future. Not theirs. (Wouldn't surprise me if they considered conservatives to be part of the plague as well.)

What is it with these people? You see and/or hear of this kind of thing from time to time and it always makes my head spin. Here's another quote from (ahem) Sir David:

“We are a plague on the Earth. It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now,”
Yeah pal, that's what nature does. Your problem is that you don't view yourself as part of that "enormous horde". You and yours are somehow special. But don't worry, you lot will fix it all up won't you?

Seems Sir David belongs to "Population Matters", which according to the Wiki-ites
Population Matters, formerly known as the Optimum Population Trust, is a registered United Kingdom charity, think tank, and campaign group concerned with the impact of population growth on long term sustainability, quality of life and the natural environment, specifically natural resources, climate change, and biodiversity. The Optimum Population Trust was founded in 1991 by the late David Willey. 
At least Mr. Willey has done his bit. Note that he is the "late David Willey". Guess that frees up a slot for another Western liberal to survive. I'm guessing that members of that "enormous horde" need not apply.

File this under "people who piss me off".

I'm sure they "mean well".



  1. If he's so concerned he should remove himself from the population. Oddly enough he probably doesn't see it that way...

  2. The logic (make that lack of logic) of these people is astounding. I have a theory that this particularly virulent strain of eco freaks is descended directly from those early Puritans who thought Adam's fall damned all, that humans were vile sinners of the worst kind. The eco freaks are pretty good at that hellfire preaching too only the hell they're sellin' is caused by global warming. What a screwed up bunch.

    That's just a theory though, I got no proof.

    1. That's a pretty good theory Dan.

      I think your standard-issue eco freak suffers from a severe case of self-hatred. Probably mistreated when they were kids, being raised by that village Hilary likes to talk about. (Pretty sure that applied to those early Pilgrims as well. What a grim lot they were!)


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