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Warren DeMontague

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These threads always go exactly the same, every time.

One, I'm pro-choice. Period. Mic Drop, thread over. That's it.

But just because it's apparently necessary to run through all the bullet points which must be run through every fucking time we have this utterly pointless debate (I highly doubt any meat eater has stopped eating meat due to a lecture from a vegan on DU, however, I am absolutely certain there's not a single person who was going to have a planned, wanted child and then read one of these threads and got a puppy instead) here is the cliffs notes version:

  • Population isn't fungible. the so-called "Population problem" isn't a global phenomenon, but a localized one. If that's not true, then why aren't fertility rates even across the board?

  • The thing to do is address population growth in places where it is a problem, but since we are all (hopefully) pro-choice, pro-freedom, pro-human fulfilment people, the way to do it is to advocate for better water, sanitation, standards of living, and most importantly personal autonomy and freedom- particularly for women- in terms of reproductive care and choice.

  • With those factors in place, fertility rates tend to manage themselves just fine, which is what has happened in most of the 1st world.

  • Aha, but you say, 1st world people use more resources.

  • True. But that's a resource utilization question, not a population/fertility one. And it's a statistical fact that what population growth there is, in countries like the US, is currently being driven by immigration, which oddly never seems to come up when people launch these pointless screeds against "yuppie breeders" and shit.

    Now, I'm not some crazy anti-immigration Trumpernutter, but then I'm also not in a lather over "US citizens use 300X more resources than citizens of Haiti". Seems to me if that's the case and someone is in a "we must do something now" panic about the "population problem" here, then the conclusions kind of draw themselves.

  • Lastly, "why are you so defensive"? heavy sigh, heavy sigh. Yes, people should be open to being lectured by total strangers about shit like whether they should be "allowed" to have children. Sure, I can't imagine why that doesn't go over better.

  • Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue Sep 13, 2016, 03:10 AM (1 replies)

    what's the matter...

    don't you like surprises?
    Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Sep 2, 2016, 03:34 AM (0 replies)

    Pixels and words aren't the person?

    Okay, what is? Gene Wilder the baby? Christopher Hitchens the adolescent? None of us are even the same person from moment to moment.

    I know, Death is spooky black stark nothing, and this is supposed to be the great looming threat which drives us all into the warm embrace of the holy church.

    Ignoring the fact that the scenery is made of balsawood and you can see the ropes holding up the angels.

    But nothing is "nothing". Certainly not nothing. There's no such thing as nothing. So-called "empty space" is teeming with things popping in and out of existence all the time, borrowing time and matter and energy and probability from the randomness, uncertainty and chaos that is the REAL firmament underlying everything.

    It's not that I'm not scared of anything, but I'm certainly not scared of nothing, Rug.

    (It also may be completely meaningless to try and speak of what is "outside" existence, because by definition there is no outside, but that's a post for a different day)

    Gene Wilder - and Christopher Hitchens to boot- the individual, the ego, the organizational system of molecules holding forth for however many decades against the relentless and always victorious forces of entropy? Gone. But where? Back to the nameless, the Tao, the great mother of the ten thousand things which has no name and can never be created or destroyed. That's not Misty-eyed, that IS the stark reality.

    At least, that's what I choose to think this week. You think whatever the fuck you want, holmes. Your head, not mine.

    How's that, for "preaching"?

    Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue Aug 30, 2016, 07:59 AM (1 replies)

    He should find more wholesome hobbies. Like, eating at McDonalds.

    i hear the McChicken is excellent.
    Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Aug 29, 2016, 08:27 AM (0 replies)


    ...you're doing it wrong.
    Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Aug 26, 2016, 06:28 AM (1 replies)

    Apparently she would do anything for Trump

    but she WON'T DO THAT

    Posted by Warren DeMontague | Thu Aug 25, 2016, 06:57 AM (2 replies)


    Posted by Warren DeMontague | Thu Aug 25, 2016, 05:46 AM (0 replies)

    I know some people have big problems with public nudity, pictures of naked people, and such

    but this isn't that big of a deal, to my mind.

    Of course artistic interpretation is subjective, but the clear message of this piece is an allusion to "The Emperor Has No Clothes". Trump has fully exposed himself- not his body, but his soul- for the world to see.

    This is a statement on that, I think.

    The real threat to my mind isn't naked bodies, it's people taking Trump seriously. And if this art causes people to take Trump less seriously, it succeeds. We as Americans SHOULD NOT be taking Trump seriously, and if we are we should ask ourselves why.

    Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Aug 22, 2016, 06:40 PM (1 replies)


    Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue Aug 16, 2016, 11:05 PM (1 replies)

    I just ****

    ...is that wrong?

    Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat Aug 13, 2016, 05:15 PM (1 replies)
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