In the past few months, there has been a resurgence of gay bashing in America. One of the most common arguments made against homosexuality is that same-sex relationships are invalid because same-sex couples can’t reproduce. Republican candidate for governor of New York, Carl Paladino commented saying that homosexuality isn’t an equal, valid option. He continued to say that everyone “would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family.” The niece of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Alveda King also opposes same-sex marriage, claiming that homosexuality leads to “extinction” and “genocide.” Not only are these individuals ridiculous, but they are also sociopathic. It is in fact heterosexuality that leads to genocide!
Heterosexuality has already led to genocide. For example, excessive breeding to further the so-called “traditional family” has led to social, economic and environmental problems in China. As a result, China implemented a “one-child policy” to control its escalating population growth. Consequently, China became rife with sex-selective abortions, abandonment of female babies and infanticide. Some have even called it the “Chinese Holocaust.” India’s excessive population growth has also led to the massive extermination of female infants.
Paul and Anne Ehrlich wrote in the book, “One with Nineveh: Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future” about how overpopulation plays a huge role in civil violence, terrorism and international welfare. In an overpopulated world of limited resources, there have been many “resource wars.” Resource wars are essentially conflicts caused by struggles to dominate the world’s resources.
The 1967 Arab-Israeli War was fought over a short supply of water. Similarly, the scarcity of renewable resources has led to conflicts over forests, ocean fish stocks and arable land. Case in point, the German government wanted more living space to accommodate Germany’s rising population; it invaded other countries for that specific purpose. As a precursor to The Holocaust, 100,000 Africans in the country of Namibia were exterminated so that Germans could take their land. Resources wars accounted for the killing of an estimated 5 million people in the 1990s. One of the deadliest wars occurred in Sierra Leone and Liberia over diamonds. Wars have also been fought over copper, timber and natural gas. Let’s not forget that America has killed 100,000 Iraqi civilians and continues to occupy the Middle-East today in order to maintain control over the region’s supply of oil.
Overpopulation doesn’t necessarily mean that the world is populated to the point that people are dying in the streets from hunger or sleeping on bookshelves. It just means that the world is overpopulated to the point that it dramatically lowers our quality of life and damages the environment. There may be enough food to meet the world’s basic needs for sustenance, but not without a cost. As it is, the planet’s ecosystem has been under great stress to serve human demands for food. There is an ecological cost for converting land to agriculture; many countrysides have been destroyed in the process. Human dominance has lead to the degradation and loss of natural habitats. To meet demands for food supply in an overpopulated world, there is a now an overuse of pesticides in produce and hormones in meat. There are now greater antibiotic resistances caused by the excessive use of antibiotics in livestock which has become a major health concern.
With greater human population growth, there are greater opportunities for pathogenic organisms to spread. AIDS/HIV is thought to have begun in Africa. However, this virus has spread throughout the world. By 2002, there were an estimated 38.6 million people reported to have the virus. Scientists have shown that pathogenic organisms perpetuate themselves where there is greater human population density. Where there is less population density, pathogens are easier to get rid of because they invade one segment of the population and die out. Smallpox is an example of an infectious disease that essentially died out due to isolation.
Overpopulation impacts economic conditions because it leads to hyperinflation which devalues currency and causes prices to rise– that’s everything including food, clothing and housing. Additionally, overpopulation leads to an oversupply of the workforce which reduces wages and ultimately leads to poverty. In the nineteenth century, economist David Ricardo cautioned that in free markets, the power elite benefit from excess labor. That is, employers get cheap labor at the expense of everyone else.
Human suffering has been directly linked to population growth. A study published by the Population Crisis Committee called the International Human Suffering Index, concluded that rapid population growth has a major impact on human suffering. The study showed that “rapid population increases restrict economic and social progress for individual families and nations.”
In the book of Genesis, God told Noah to “be fruitful and multiply.” However, many Christians have taken this passage out of context. God wanted Noah to populate the world which he had just destroyed. Nowhere in the Bible did God command the octomom to take fertility drugs (which is unnatural by the way), or to have six frozen-thawed embryos implanted in her uterus. Nor did the Bible command baby-making machine Michelle Duggar to have 18 children. The Duggar family launders 200 loads of clothes each month and is estimated to have used 90,000 diapers. Imagine the damage caused to the environment by this one gluttonous family…
There once was a time when it was necessary to have large families because people needed workers on farms and children to take care of them when they became old. However with urbanization and modern technology, this is no longer applies to most people. It seems that people today procreate primarily for frivolous reasons (if a reason even exists at all).
According to studies, about 49% of all pregnancies in America are unplanned. Is it just me or does anyone else think it extremely irresponsible for people to bring human beings into this world by accident? Do these breeders even think about the world to which they subject their children? Do they even care about their children? I’m not asking these questions to be facetious. I really want to know.
There are many children without homes. Instead of adopting children who already exist in this world, breeders would rather practice eugenics and carve out human beings with their own D.N.A. While breeders chose not to adopt, many of them also don’t want orphans placed in the homes of same-sex couples. The irony is that child abuse is much more likely to occur in heterosexual homes.
Sexual relations between consenting homosexuals affects no one and is actually a benefit to society. Conversely, sex among heterosexuals could possibly lead to even more population growth which would be detrimental to everyone. We all make lifestyle choices. Those who chose not to have children subsidize the lifestyles of those who have children. Their tax dollars are used for public housing, public schools, welfare programs and food stamps even though they reap no benefit from such programs. Instead of antagonizing those who chose not to procreate, we should thank them for their sacrifice.
While it is true that some homosexuals reproduce, I believe that they shouldn’t. Reproduction is an inherently heterosexual activity. Two members of the same sex simply can’t reproduce and shouldn’t resort to alternative measures just to conform to society’s standards of heteronormity. Gays and lesbians should hold themselves to a higher standard and not mimic the destructive behavior of heterosexuals.
The inconvenient truth is that heterosexuals are breeding us to extinction. The narrative has been incredibly one-sided, but it’s time to call a spade, a spade. The irresponsible behavior of breeders affects us all. Too many people in this world necessitates that there will be fewer resources to go around and guarantees a lower quality of life for everyone.
Overpopulation leads to poverty, hunger, homelessness, war, disease, crime and genocide. It also has a devastating impact on the environment. Science writer, Isaac Asimov commented on overpopulation saying that population growth is a threat to democracy because it dilutes the power of an individual vote. The more people there are, the less individual people matter. He explained that in an overpopulated society, human life loses its value. With all the damage caused by heterosexual breeders, it’s amazing that many have the audacity to scapegoat gays and lesbians while denying same-sex couples the right to marry and adopt children.
The moral of the story is judge not, lest ye be judged. Zealots such as Carl Paladino and Alveda King have no credibility telling gays how to live when they’re the ones destroying the planet. Being pro-life shouldn’t be about breeding like roaches; it should be about quality of life. If everyone went around making babies aimlessly, there would be an even greater population crisis. The Bible says that the glutton shall come to poverty and shall be clothed with rags. Excessive breeding definitely falls under the category of gluttony because breeders consume a disproportionate share of the world resources.
Breeders are not givers; they are takers. It would be different if they were to adopt. However, when breeders give to their own biological children, they are really giving to themselves. They are giving to someone who looks like them and has their D.N.A. To say that breeders are givers is the most arrogant lie every told.
Every child born means less food to go around, fewer jobs, less housing, less gasoline etc. More people mean more pollution, destruction of ecosystems and a greater strain on the worlds’ limited resources. The idea of the traditional family poses a threat to our civilization and eventually will lead to genocide. With the world’s population expected to reach 9 billion by the year 2050, the only way to prevent this is to dramatically reduce population growth to a sustainable level. Simply put, stop having so many damn children!
For more information about population control, visit www.populationinstitute.org and www.vhemt.org.