This is somewhat of a departure for me. In the past, I have never been what you would call a political person. In fact when asked about my politics I usually reply that I am a recovering anarchist. I do however have an opinion about the future and fate of humanity. No one seems to want to speak about the most pressing and relevant crisis of our time, which is overpopulation. There are simply too many people competing for too few resources. According to most estimates, the planet is not capable of sustaining more than nine billion people. We are fast approaching that figure. In a world where propagation is espoused by all our religions, and economic growth and development the mantra of both our financial and governmental institutions, there is little hope of stopping the spiral of entropy we are currently careening towards. Things fall apart. There is no avoiding that. The question is can we abate the tremendous loss of life, and the colossal degradation of spirit that is inevitable if we continue down the path of greed, and the glamorization and even glorification of greed that seem to be the core of our current culture? These are big issues, worthy of much scrutiny and discourse. As to the more basic problem of overpopulation, I propose a simple remedy. I am sure you have heard of the homosexual agenda. This is largely a creation of the paranoid delusions of religious fanatics. Be that as it may, I am hereby unabashedly and with the courage of my convictions, subscribing to and advocating a homosexual agenda. I believe that the encouragement and embrace of same sex relationships is the only hope we have of stemming the tide of rampant and uncontrolled breeding that currently threatens the very existence of humanity. As to the concerns of the conservative and religious, these are factions of our society which are anathema to progress and evolution. Religion has always been the refuge of spineless, cowering ignorance, manipulated by the most secretive, malevolent and elitist among us. An erosion of the influence of organized religion of any kind is a necessary element of the continued spiritual evolution of our species toward a greater understanding of our place in the cosmos. Christianity and Islam in particular are representative of the most primative aspects of human nature. If I want to draw a picture of Mohammed being sodomized by Jesus, I should feel free to do so without fear of murderous reprisal from some brainwashed zealot merely because I chose to express myself in a controversial manner. Anyone offended by this should realize that they are subjugating their own intellect to ideals and constraints that have been thrust upon them, and are in direct conflict with the notion of free will. Think of it this way; people are not about to stop fornicating. If the vast majority of copulation was solely for pleasure, and could not result in pregnancies, then only those truly desiring to, and willing to make the sacrifices inherent in child rearing would do so. How much more qualified would your average parent be under these circumstances? Make no mistake, we are living at the end of an age. The most important thing we can do for the future is to stop trying to live vicariously through our offspring, and concentrate on our own dreams and the dreams of those who already cohabitate this world with us. The future is now. The age of gluttony and inherited wealth will soon be coming to an end. The power crazed and privelaged elite have had their day. The warmongers have debased us enough. It is time to embrace a more human, kind and gay society.

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Alberto Ceras 2 6 years 51 weeks ago
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maskofanarchy1 says:

No one seems to want to speak about the most pressing and relevant crisis of our time, which is overpopulation.

Not true at all. I've been making that point for what seems ages now. You can read a couple of my earlier posts here:

http://www.thomhartmann.com/users/alberto-ceras/blog/2012/04/why-do-you-have-children-aka-why-have-children

http://www.thomhartmann.com/users/alberto-ceras/blog/2012/04/could-tbyf-equal-tgif

But you're right in that few, at least here on TH, fully understand the situation and no one seems ready to embrace a very reasonable solution - sterilization. A vasectomy is quick, easy, virtually painless and 100 percent effective. Women, too, can be sterilized but not so easily. I understand your suggestion of gay marriage but at least some gay couples want childen, never mind that the children might not want them, and could have them either by artificial insemination or proxy. This organization has been around for some time:

http://www.vhemt.org/

The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement

Phasing out the human race by voluntarily ceasing to breed will allow Earth’s biosphere to return to good health. Crowded conditions and resource shortages will improve as we become less dense.

Let us know when you've been sterilized.

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maskofanarchy1 6 years 51 weeks ago
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I said nothing about gay marriage. If you paid any attention to my views on organized religion you would understand why I would never endorse the aping of an institution which historically has been used to opress women and cement alliances between wealthy families.

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