This picture just kind of popped into my head after a brief exchange about anti-choice art with Lilian Marvolo. Anti-choice art? You know, the kind of art that's full of aborted fetuses and has captions like "abortion is murder".
Hmm, yes, well. Perhaps it is after a certain point. But I've never actually known any human female with a brain who really wanted other people she didn't know or care about to legislate
what she could do with her body, or her fetus, or her hair style, or her caloric intake, or who she sleeps with, or... whatever. By the same token, I don't know many women who want anyone to legislate how many kids they can have, either. Isn't that a personal choice? It all comes down to choice
. Should she abstain from baby-making? Maybe do it just once to "see how it feels"? Or perhaps, pop out a whole bunch of kids for god and country, thereby contributing disproportionately to the death
of the entire world for all of those kids, and everyone else and their kids?
Frankly, in this world of enormous, exploding human populations totally out of control; in this world chock full of zany people who think their holiest job is to please god by making as many babies as possible and brain-washing them as thoroughly as possible, I think: all's fair in love and population reduction
. AIDS was a good honest try by Mother Nature, but we're defeating HIV faster than it can defeat the population problem. C'est la vie. Wars are not very efficient at actual
population reduction unless you really have a damn big free-for-all with nuclear weapons. And of course, war generates a lot of suffering and tends to generate a lot of collateral damage like radioactive wastelands, which are the exact the opposite of what we're trying to achieve.
No matter how you slice it: human suffering is not a good thing, and I don't wish suffering on anyone, especially conscious people with brains who can appreciate what suffering means and feels like. Therefore, it seems to me that people should be chomping at the bit
to reduce populations before they even get started. Doesn't that make sense?
Possibly the best methods of population reduction, in order of certainy and excluding obviously whacky things like epidemics of mass murder, are: suicide before reaching reproductive maturity; permanent abstention from hetero-sex; tubal-ligation or vasectomy; contraception; and abortion.
This poster might be a little controversial. Or it might just be stupid. You decide.
Gaia hypothesis: [link]
Abortion: [link] [link]
Condoms for tots: [link]
OK, well, that wasn't quite what I had in mind.It's Friday night. She's in the mood. Dude, do you know where your condoms are?
Standard Disclaimer: I am not an artist, but I play one on the Internet.