Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Scrooge, Our Favorite Population Controller

Looks like I'm not the only one to whom Scrooge's words about "decreasing the surplus population" remind of the modern-day population control freaks, all those tree-hugging fanatics who complain about overpopulation, who want us to have less children, who wish to have the population reduced more than tenfold and who recommend abortions, "selective reductions" and sterilizations "for planet's sake" as a solution.
Whether it’s for the “green” crusade or some other guess at the common good, top ethicists today have embraced Scrooge’s insight that there’s a shortcut to achieving that good: do away with the people who aren’t benefiting from it. Voila!

Scrooge makes a fine population controller because they are the very definition of Scrooge. It’s just that these days, when such characters show up in the flesh instead of a film, society’s anti-Scrooge alarm - a repulsion towards those who say others should do us a favor by not existing - sadly fails to go off.
And here's another great quote:
The way in which a society treats the little gestating child that we call an embryo will become the measure of its degree of civilization.
(Cardinal André Vingt-Trois,
Vigil for Nascent Human Life,
Paris, November 27, 2010.)

H/t Big Blue Wave
Consider this. Especially today, on the Feast of the Holy Innocents.

1 comment:

Trestin said...

The goal of population control is to drag down Western nations. Thus creating to conditions for true global socialism