Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Letter to Anonymous

Dear Anonymous,

I’m not sure exactly why you chose to comment on my sight, but I’ll liken you to a toddler in need of attention that I’m happy to supply with a little love, time and some of my energy.

I read your list of quotes from scientists, screen writers, public speakers and whoever else was in there. I haven’t had time to be edified by the stork link thingy….maybe later.

Since you didn’t have the courage to sign your post I’m not sure that you’ll take the time to come back and answer my question so I’ll just do that for you.

Question: Since I’m obviously contributing to the overpopulation of the world how do you propose that I alleviate this problem?

Answer: Return the grotesque offspring to whence they came. This may produce severe physical discomfort but now you will be taking up one fifth of the space.

Listen to my words now Anonymous…

I’m sorry that you haven’t considered what magnificent people that contribute to this beautiful world wouldn’t be here if birth control were mandated in our free country. Can you not think of someone special in your life that is the third, fourth or God help us seventh child to a family? I can only imagine why you feel the need to control humanity and view it as a disgusting beast that is plowing through the earth’s resources.

Your time would be better used composting, recycling metal and wearing hemp products than telling people to stop procreating.

In God’s grip,

April

14 comments:

Mark said...

April, you need to link the post. That way you have a chance of starting a blog comment war which will really increase traffic to your site!

It might help if you could tick off an atagonist who was less boring and more witty. (Intelligence would be great too, but that's too much to hope for from the anti-population crowd).

The problem with the proponants of "spaceship earth" is they all think they are officer material.

5KidMom said...

Here from Owlhaven....

So glad I stopped by. That was an amazing response to a pathetic comment.

Robbin said...

I'm here from Owlhaven too...
All I can say is what??? Does this person not know anyone who isn't an only child??? Where is the fun in that?? Great response!

Anonymous said...

Now, that is really funny April---YOU GO GIRL!!!! Denise

PastorMac's Ann said...

His/her comment was a bunch of hooey and ignorant to boot!

And if you go back and find out who some of the quotes are written by, you'd see that many of them are just plain crazy!

April, your response is awesome! Bravo! Mind if I just copy your response when "anonymous" finds my blog?? ;-)

Randy S. said...

Regarding the overpopulation concern (I remember the outcry about it in the 60's - 70's), I used to say that anybody that had a concern about overpopulation of the planet had never driven to California. I now have an update from two short "mini-vacations" taken within the last month. One was to Waco, TX. Same comment holds. There is enough unpopulated space between MO and TX (and yes, it really will sustain life as we know it) to hold a LOT more people than is there. The other mini trip was to mid-Wisconsin, going thorough mid/northern IL. There is enough corn and soybeans there to feed everybody on the planet, and counting in IA, NE, MO, KS, AR, IN, OH, and PA that are also "breadbasket states", have enough for "12 basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.". Randy S.

Barb said...

I had to laugh. What a wonderful post! Stay fiesty =)

Abby said...

Not sure you'll see this several days later, April, and I have no time to read all the things from the anonymous poster- but I read ENOUGH. I'm glad you addressed it. Here is a link to an older article that suggests the population is far more likely to be dying out because of the low fertility rates, especially in Europe and Japan. It's interesting.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/population/Story/0,,202717,00.html

Everyday Mommy said...

Git'em Girl! Well done!

pastormac said...

Great response April, just putting in my two cents worth. I've got five kids which as a friend of mine says, is a fair start for a family.

The Population boom prediction of the 60's has busted!

Anonymmous started with a link for our enlightenment, so here's one for his:

http://web.mac.com/pastormac_/iWeb/Pastormac%20blog/Pondercast/DD43510D-AA70-4AFF-BAF2-303ADF7DB624.html

And now the quotes:

"There are now 6 billion people on Earth. The planet's population will most likely continue to climb until 2050, when it will peak at 9 billion; other predictions have the world's population peaking at 7.5 billion in 2040. In either case, it will then go into a sharp decline. The world may soon be facing an under-population crisis -- a prospect that has all but escaped media scrutiny." -- Anthony C. LoBaido ( http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=19076)

Over the period 1961-1998, world per capita food available for direct human consumption increased by 24 per cent, and there is enough being produced for everyone on the planet to be adequately nourished." Also, general advances in technology and industry have resulted in a dramatic growth in average material well-being - "From 1900 to 2000, world population grew from 1.6 billion persons to 6.1 billion. However, while world population increased close to 4 times, world real gross domestic product increased 20 to 40 times, allowing the world to not only sustain a four-fold population increase, but also to do so at vastly higher standards of living." UN report on population 2001


Productivity matters more than other statistical measures because it demonstrates we're doing more with less. That's why, for example, starvation is a political disaster, not a natural one. There's literally too much food in the world. There's also plenty of land left. You could move the entire world population inside medium-size homes and they'd all fit inside Texas, yielding a population density similar to that of Paris.-Chicago Tribune (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-0610200312oct20,1,396469.story?coll=chi-opinionfront-hed)

We have a moral obligation to keep having kids!

Mike said...

I Just happened upon your site by linking from another. I was reading down and came to this post. I don't know how many kids you have, but that is your business. I certainly don't agree with the poster of the comment. If you can take care of the kids you have or want more, that is a decision that should be left up to you. I just wanted to say that if you want kids, have them. As long as they are loved and taken care of, more power to you.
P.S. I think it's pretty pathetic of the poster to put a quote from a sci-fi type movie in a post that is supposed to prove your point of view.

my4kids said...

First time by your post. I have to admit I lurk on lots. I have 4 kids and constantly fight off comments from people think that is to many. Geez I don't necessary think it is enough if my pregnancies and 3 necessary c-sections hadn't been so difficult and life threatening I would have gone for at least 1 more. I still feel like something is missing with my 4 kids. I had a tubal with my last one and would love to find out it didn't work and I could have another! Thanks for responding to that comment I am tired of the people thinking that we are overpopulating the earth!

Carrie said...

Serial Lurker here from Canada... I linked to your blog from another blogger, them from another blogger, I think you are hilarious and I could be here for days...
What a lame a$$ comment by anon, seriously, he/she may not even exist if his parents had believed all the crap he/she referred to. Get a frickin life anon... procreating is not a sin... I am just ducky with the 2 I have been blessed with, but all the power to you if you want a whole baseball team of kids running around your chicken coop, I could go on, but am not as long winded as anon, well at least I use my own words to prove a point, not other people/films, The Matrix? come on....

Team Thompson said...

You know what else is "biblical"? "Children are a gift from God." Give that one to em'! Well done April!