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Comment Re:Draconian family planning? (Score 1) 279

Overpopulation HAS already happened. humans breed at an exponential rate. Have you never even visited California?? You can throw a rock from one house to another everywhere except national parks. That is 158,648 square miles of 40 million people. That's about 4 thousands of a square mile to every person. How is that NOT over populated? They have power and water shortages, how is that NOT overpopulation? Food prices for even the most offensive parts of an animal (offal) have skyrocketed to astronomical proportions. How is that NOT overpopulation?

Now this is disappointing news on a couple of levels. First and foremost is the fact that China (the world leader in population control) has backed off. This is disappointing because it gave credence to communism. It's always important to be able to see the benefits (as well as the detriments) of an alternative political structure. I'm no fan of communism, but at times it has appeared to be capable of getting the hard issues at least addressed. Issues where democracy often fails. Not that democracy is a failure, just that it has it's weaknesses. Blindly following any given political structure is at best idiotic. Knowing and acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses of a political construct is vital to it's very continued existence.

Now on another level, this will only give democracy advocates false fodder for their endless campaigns of back patting. While doing nothing to address the real issues. The primary of which is global warming. An issue of where all of the "scientists" insist is human caused. Whether it is or is not is completely irrelevant. The fact that it is happening is relevant. However the root cause of the situation is obvious. It's not WHAT people are doing that is the cause of the problem. Its HOW MANY people are doing it that IS the problem. So ANY global warming "solution" that does not address global population control will be completely ineffective and ultimately pointless.

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