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  •  Sometimes we believe something, which is a kind of (2+ / 0-)

    stepping stone, to another stone, to a belief that can work in the real world. So, if you are working out a solution to world problems, good luck to you.

    I think there is some wisdom in your suggestions but, as presently stated, they are pipe-dreams.

    If we have four out of five couples
    surgically sterilized,
    after the one couple
    has the one baby,
    they get sterilized, too . . .
    China, with a much more monolithic, unchecked, intrusive government, tried a much milder version of this, with limited success. There is no way to enforce this in America. Possibly, when things get much worse, opinions will shift on this. Personally, I can't see anything like this happening in our lifetimes.

    But if you have some poetry about 1890 next week, I'll be happy to read it.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 08:09:50 PM PDT

    •  My dear Brecht, thanks for the comment. (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, Brecht

      Pipe dream.

      I understand it seems like a pipe dream.

      If enough Americans
      become convinced
      that we are getting low on available fuels
      to produce the food
      to feed America,
      the American people
      will get themselves sterilized,
      and convince others to do likewise.

      I didn't make that clear in the diary.

      It's natural to think
      that any big change
      will be mandated by the government.

      But the women of France,
      during the Enlightenment,
      started a movement,
      insisting their husbands and boyfriends
      simply pull out,
      before ejaculation.

      Thanks again.

      Bringing a child into the world at this point in history is a crime, the crime of child endangerment.

      by bigjacbigjacbigjac on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 02:55:45 AM PDT

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