Free Markets, Free People
When Government Controls [insert appropriate issue]
All you need are people like the UK’s Jonathon Porritt, who chairs the government’s Sustainable Development Commission at the levers of power and you can imagine the liberty killing possibilities.
A report by the commission, to be published next month, will say that governments must reduce population growth through better family planning.
“I am unapologetic about asking people to connect up their own responsibility for their total environmental footprint and how they decide to procreate and how many children they think are appropriate,” Porritt said.
“I think we will work our way towards a position that says that having more than two children is irresponsible. It is the ghost at the table. We have all these big issues that everybody is looking at and then you don’t really hear anyone say the “p” word.”
Now when people start throwing the word “irresponsible” around, what could possibly be the result if there’s a friendly ear in government? Perhaps legislation to make “irresponsibility” illegal. And before you start with the “they’d never do something like that” nonsense, bring me up to date on how many two child families there are in China.
Yes friends, it’s Population Bomb 2.0. Coming to a shriek-fest, sky-is-falling, we’re-killing-Mother-Earth event near you soon.
As an aside, Porritt represents the most dangerous type of environmental activists out there. He is what many like to call “watermelon activist”. Green on the outside, red in the middle. Check this out if you doubt the point:
Porritt, a former chairman of the Green party, says the government must improve family planning, even if it means shifting money from curing illness to increasing contraception and abortion.
Because, of course, in Watermelon World, that is the state’s job.