March 24, 2009

Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Human Life Has Got To Go!

I love to loathe this sort of fellah:

JONATHON PORRITT, one of Gordon Brown’s leading green advisers, is to warn that Britain must drastically reduce its population if it is to build a sustainable society.

Porritt’s call will come at this week’s annual conference of the Optimum Population Trust (OPT), of which he is patron.

The trust will release research suggesting UK population must be cut to 30m if the country wants to feed itself sustainably.

Porritt said: “Population growth, plus economic growth, is putting the world under terrible pressure.

“Each person in Britain has far more impact on the environment than those in developing countries so cutting our population is one way to reduce that impact.”

In other words, I believe, Humanity is better off living in caves, at or perhaps below subsistence level.

In the article, Mr. Porritt of course does not get around to explaining exactly how he would go about "cutting" the population. "One child only" policies and forced abortions? Refusing the National Health to anyone over age 55? Passing out cigarettes in pre-school? The world wonders. And the reason it wonders is that it's all very well to make grand, abstract statements about "reducing the population by 30 million people" and "sustainability". It is something far different to say, "Alright - Sid? Pete? Mom? Into the cattle car with you."

What I find especially interesting about a statement like this is the fact that, as Mark Steyn has argued time and again, the native population of Britain (and, indeed, of the rest of Europe) is already plunging, with birthrates falling below replacement level all over the place. The population of the U.K. is growing now because of massive immigration and because of the fact that the immigrants, shall we say, do not share Mr. Porritt's views when it comes to family size. I'd love to be a fly on the wall were he to walk into the local mosque and try to explain his theories there.

Posted by Robert at March 24, 2009 08:21 AM | TrackBack

I wouldn't want to be a fly on that wall. Too much of a chance of getting splattered with Mr. Porritt's blood.

Posted by: rbj at March 24, 2009 09:03 AM

I wonder how many times Porritt watched "Soylent Green"??

Posted by: stillers at March 25, 2009 01:03 AM

I'd start by trimming the muslim population in GB.

There is always the "medical experimentation" bit.:)

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