October 16, 2006

IT ALL BEGINS WITH HATING YOUR FELLOW MAN (via Mike Daley):

America reaches quiet milestone (Springfield News-Leader, 10/14/06)

This time, there will be no celebration. No cake. No noise- makers. No news conferences.

America's population is reaching a huge milestone next week. According to the Census Bureau, sometime Tuesday morning, the 300 millionth American will be born.

And what will the nation do?

Stick our heads in the sand and hope nobody notices.

That's a far cry from 1967 when the nation celebrated its 200 millionth resident with fanfare.

This number is more depressing, frankly.


Of course, if the Brights had their way and made us as anti-human as they wish to it would indeed end population growth. Europe anybody?

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 16, 2006 8:39 AM
Comments

Columbus Day is something else that came and went with no fanfare or even a little blurb below the truss ads on the back pages.

Posted by: erp at October 16, 2006 9:32 AM

he 300 millionth American will be born.

Actually, he won't be born, but he'll sneak under a fence near Mexicali.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at October 16, 2006 9:43 AM

With the mariachi band leading.

ANd an elephant.

Posted by: Sandy P at October 16, 2006 10:05 AM

and he'll have five new American kids, which is why we can afford the Blue states.

Posted by: oj at October 16, 2006 11:36 AM

All well and good - I've bought into the whole picture of population growth as a net good for the country. Here's the question I still want answered, though: is there no endpoint? When does the uninhibited celebration of population growth run up against the appreciation of rural/suburban vs. city life so often encountered on this site? At some point you can't have both, whether you put that point a few decades or a century into the future.

Posted by: M. at October 16, 2006 3:30 PM

M., we should be fine up to about 10 trillion, then we'll have to expand underground and into orbit. No problem. A thousand hands make light work.

Posted by: Robert Mitchell Jr. at October 16, 2006 3:40 PM

As non-Christian nations implode there's just more and more open space for us.

Posted by: oj at October 16, 2006 4:22 PM

As non-Christian nations implode there's just more and more open space for us.

Doesn't that conflict with your desire that the followers of Allah will inherit the earth?

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at October 16, 2006 8:21 PM

Said desire is merely something you imagine because I don't rave against them. Islam is too flawed to survive unless Reformed.

Posted by: oj at October 16, 2006 8:34 PM

If the author is so eager for the U.S. population to decline, all we have to say is:

Stand not upon the order of your going, but go at once!

Posted by: Joseph Hertzlinger at October 16, 2006 11:14 PM

"Islam is too flawed to survive unless Reformed."

How has it survived then?

Posted by: Paul J Cella at October 17, 2006 8:23 AM

Look at it.

Posted by: oj at October 17, 2006 9:03 AM

It would appear that Islam is doing fine as religions go. Why should they change in their own lands or in the West?

You seem to suggest that material goods are the measure of a healthy religion. Amish?

Posted by: h-man at October 17, 2006 9:22 AM

"As non-Christian nations implode there's just more and more open space for us."

Just a postponement of the crunch. What happens then? Will you put your faith in outer space like Mr. Mitchell?

Posted by: M. at October 17, 2006 9:24 AM

The Amish are happy.

Posted by: oj at October 17, 2006 9:30 AM

What crunch?

Posted by: oj at October 17, 2006 10:12 AM
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