The Beckhams had their fourth child recently. Break out the cigars? Oh hell no… Posh & the Bender are selfishly contributing to our doom:
David and Victoria Beckham may have been overjoyed to welcome their new daughter, Harper Seven, last week but, according to a growing group of campaigners, the birth of their fourth child make the couple bad role models and environmentally irresponsible.
As the world’s population is due to hit seven billion at some point in the next few days, there is an increasing call for the UK to open a public debate about how many children people have.
It is a view that is being pushed by the UK-based Optimum Population Trust, whose chief executive, Simon Ross, is calling for the government to tackle the UK’s high rates of accidental pregnancy and to give child benefits and tax credits only for the first two children. “That would send a clear signal that the government will support sustainable families, but after that you are on your own,” he said. “There is a big issue there, family planning is cheap, yet many people don’t use it properly and accidental pregnancy rates are very high. We need to change the incentives to make the environmental case that one or two children are fine but three or four are just being selfish.
“The Beckhams, and others like London mayor Boris Johnson, are very bad role models with their large families. There’s no point in people trying to reduce their carbon emissions and then increasing them 100% by having another child,” he said. “England is one of the most densely populated countries in the world and the fastest-growing in population terms in Europe. In 15 years we’ll have an extra 10 million people here.”
I could give them some advice on how to lower the population immediately, but they wouldn’t like it.
Hey, do you know who else has four kids? Al Gore.
Will these crazed eco-freaks ever realize that poverty, starvation and misery is a problem growing mostly from political roots and isn’t always a sheer “number of people” issue? If their population argument held water, everybody in Guttenberg New Jersey should be starving to death as we speak.
To some degree they do realize that, which is why we’ve seen the switch to “global warming” as the cause of misery — which is a sham much more difficult to disprove under rules of science set by climate change capitalists.