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  •  I am glad to be here, and to share what I have (5+ / 0-)

    In the political environment I live in, I am often the only representative from my generation. When I wrote letters for the Obama campaign in 2008 when I was 17, I was in a group with people in their fifties and sixties. There was a youth group, but I was not one for working in schools and rocking the vote. It is a great shame that the most progressive generation in history- in gay rights, in international awareness, in critiquing authority- is the generation that is most disinterested in social movements and making politics work.

    I actually recently made a post on reddit when posed with the problem of overpopulation. My response is not strongly in either direction- I neither condone forced measures nor do I excuse present conditions.

    Overpopulation is something I rarely deal with head on, but on issues of desertification, water justice, and a generation of orphans in Africa, it is a factor. Clearly the path we are on is not ideal- we have enough problems, let alone another five billion people in mega-slums and ever more destructive famine. The key, in my eyes, is ending patriarchy and giving women a life where having many children is one option of many.

    "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." -Albert Einstein

    by Kazmarov on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 02:53:41 AM PDT

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