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Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler » The Washington Compost Embraces Euthanasia

(Via LC & IB Mike Hendrix)

Clicking upward at a rate of one person every 11 seconds, the U.S. population will officially surpass 300 million in the next week or so.

The milestone is a reminder that the United States remains a remarkable demographic specimen, 230 years old (since the Declaration of Independence) and still in a growth spurt.

Behind only China and India, it is the planet’s third most populous nation. For a rich, highly developed country, it is anomalously fertile, with a population that is increasing briskly, in sharp contrast to anemic growth or decline in Western Europe and Japan.

And shame of us for that! How DARE we refuse to embrace the slow suicide of the stagnant old people’s homes that are EUrabia and Japan?

Some demographers say this continued growth is essential to support an aging population in retirement and a sign of the continued allure of the United States even at a time when its image around the world has been sullied by the war in Iraq.

Three paragraphs before the Washington Compost managed to include a jab at the war? What took them so long? Heck, even their weather forecasts are better at it. “Today’s forecast predicts temperatures in the low 60s with scattered clouds, unlike the overcast of violence that is a result of Bush’s illegal, immoral war against Saddam’s peaceful, kite-flying nation of Iraq.”

“When the U.S. population surpassed 200 million on a census clock in 1967, cheers rang through the lobby of the Commerce Department, and applause interrupted President Lyndon B. Johnson’s celebratory speech.

Four decades later, however, 300 million seems to be greeted more with hand-wringing ambivalence than chest-thumping pride.

“When we hit 100 million, it was a celebration of America’s might in the world,” said Dowell Myers, a professor of urban planning and demography at the University of Southern California. “When we hit 200 million, we were solidifying our position. But at 300 million, we are beginning to be crushed under the weight of our own quality-of-life degradation.”

What’s with the “we”, Kemosabe?

Three hundred million is also a discomfiting reminder of a nation that, on its east and west coasts, at least, is running noticeably low on elbow room.

Considering that you could dump all of EUrabia’s population in Texas and still have less congestion than where they came from, we’re not overly worried. But obviously the hacks at the Washington Compost are already concerned about the lack of Lebensraum. Hey, why don’t we invade Poland?

More humanity is stirring up more traffic, more sprawl, more rules against growth, more protests against anti-growth rules, and more of the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.

That scientists dependent on government grants claim is responsible for global cooling warming climate change, one might add, if one had the slightest inclination toward accuracy in reporting, which the Washington Compost and their umpty-leven layers of rigorously fact checking editors don’t.

A surging population in the arid Southwest is also straining the supply of water. The growth is adding to a country that represents 4 percent of the world’s population but consumes 25 percent of the planet’s oil.

…and produces 25% of the world’s goods, but let’s not talk about that.

“We are not the wide-open spaces anymore,” said Martha Farnsworth Riche, who headed the Census Bureau in the mid-1990s and is now a research demographer at Cornell University. “Our choices are constrained.”

His Imperial Majesty would strongly suggest that Martha Fuckwit Douche come to West Texas and tell that to the good folks living out there. If she can find any. It’s a long walk between neighbors in those parts.

In Los Angeles, the nation’s most densely populated metropolitan region and its most heavily Latino area, 300 million will be yet another confirmation that congestion is out of control, Myers predicted.

“I don’t think people view population growth as a plus anymore,” he said, noting that Angelenos are punished by it “every single day” when they go out in freeway traffic.

Perhaps they ought to quit walking around blindly in freeway traffic, then? It’s generally a bad idea, but the upside is that it helps keep the gene pool clean and the population numbers down.

And just why the everloving fuck would anybody give a good gottdamm about the feelings of “congestion” among morons who voluntarily choose to live in one of the most crowded areas of the planet?

But hey, if the hand-wringing, whinging worshippers of Gaia are genuinely concerned about our “unsustainable” population growth, then there’s a beautifully simple solution for it:

Kill yourselves, you worthless wankers.

22 Responses to “The Washington Compost Embraces Euthanasia”
  1. juandos Comment by juandos UNITED STATES

    “Washington Compost Embraces Euthanasia”…

    What are the chances of talking the WaPo staff into practicing what they preach?

  2. fmragtops Comment by fmragtops UNITED STATES

    “Kill yourselves, you worthless wankers”

    I love it.

  3. Michael Comment by Michael UNITED STATES

    Kill yourselves, you worthless wankers

    Now thats pure Gold.

  4. LC Moriarty Comment by LC Moriarty UNITED STATES

    We are not the wide-open spaces anymore,” said Martha Farnsworth Riche…

    (snort)

    City folk…

  5. hitnrun Comment by hitnrun UNITED STATES

    But at 300 million, we are beginning to be crushed under the weight of our own quality-of-life degradation.”

    I would like to apologize to my redneck brethren in the Empire on behalf of all blue-balled yankee sardines living in the Northeast Crowded Corridor. Not all of us are too stupid to realize that the real estate prices, overflowing ghettos, and traffic congestion applies uniformly to the other 90% of the continent.

    Of course, the Northeast at least has an excuse. Our overcrowding is legal.

    In Los Angeles, the nation’s most densely populated metropolitan region and its most heavily Latino area, 300 million will be yet another confirmation that congestion is out of control, Myers predicted.

    Gee, do you think maybe the “most densely populated” and “most heavily Latino area” are possibly related?

    I’m sure some Berkeley demographer would say it’s due to Latinos being “America’s fasting growing ethnic group.” The particulars of the “growth,” however, escape them. As does the blindingly obvious solution to the “overpopulation” in the 5% of the country that they pay attention to.

  6. LC Wil Comment by LC Wil

    But at 300 million, we are beginning to be crushed under the weight of our own quality-of-life degradation.

    Well, if you don’t like it here, Delta’s ready when you are.

    ——-

    I don’t remember where, but I read something lately to the effect that if every person in the United States were to move to Texas, everyone could have their own 160 acre ranch (about two city blocks for you urban gurrella types). I think that we have a few more weeks before we need to really worry about overcrowding. Too crowded where you are? Don’t like LA traffic? Commute too long?

    MOVE!

    Unlike eurabia, or the old Soviet Union, we do not require that you ask permission. Just pick up and go. Don’t let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya!

  7. thetay Comment by thetay

    Those WaPo writers need a ground-level view of Beijing or Hong Kong. My office (and as a graduate student, airspace is worth its volume in coffee) is larger than my in-laws’ apartment. Walking the streets over there is like spending your whole life at an SEC football game.
    LA? Sure, it’s crowded, but I never once had to accept the presence of the sidewalk on faith alone.

  8. Unregistered Comment by Cheryl

    But at 300 million, we are beginning to be crushed under the weight of our own quality-of-life degradation.

    And, of course, said degradation has nothing to do with the illegals swarming in from the turd world countries and spewing out their little toad “anchor babies.” Nah! Can’t be.

  9. Unregistered Comment by Draven32 UNITED STATES

    LA is densely populated because its hard for the suburbs to spread out when there is desert and/or mountain ranges covering all the surrounding landscape. My guess is, if Post Staff Writer kiddie here has ever been to L.A., he never left the basin proper, and thought that those mountains he could see from his hotel room are much further away than they actually are.

    Consider, the house I’m sitting in at this moment, I can see a moutain jutting up, filling my window. The land here is relatively flat. That moutnain rises 1200 ft or so above the basin, and is less than a mile away. If I were to go outside, I could see that that mountain is just one in a ridge that runs forty miles west, where it hjoins with another ridge and boxes in the end of the San Fernando Valley, and the same ridge runs east (off and on) all the way to Phoenix.

    Yet another city kid journalist that has no idea how much open space there is in this country. My advice to him? get in his car, and drive this route: take I-95 south to Richmond. From there, take I-85 to Atlanta. Between Fredericksburg and Richmond, you’ll see a bit of open land- like an hour’s worth. Between Richmond and Atlanta, you’ll see hours and hours of open land.

    Next, he needs to take I-20 west out of Atlanta, and stay on I-20. He’ll see lots and lots and lots of open land, (smaller cities removed) eventually go around Dallas, and then more open land until I-20 merges with I-10. More open land, El Paso. More open land, Tuscon. More open land, Phoenix. More open land, San Barnadino and then L.A..

    I’ve done this drive twice. Its amazing, really, how much truly open land there still is in this country. City kids like this idiot will believe anything fed to them, and in the same breath talk about how horrible it must be to live in ‘flyover country’-

    - and not even realize that ‘flyover country’ is exactly where the ‘open spaces’ they can’t seem to find, are located.

    (Maybe i shoulda posted this on my own blog…)

  10. Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur Comment by Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur UNITED STATES

    Behind only China and India, it is the planet’s third most populous nation. For a rich, highly developed country, it is anomalously fertile, with a population that is increasing briskly, in sharp contrast to anemic growth or decline in Western Europe and Japan.

    Yeaahhh! We just might win by outnumbering the hoards. Best news I’ve had all day.

  11. LC Beaker Comment by LC Beaker UNITED STATES

    But at 300 million, we are beginning to be crushed under the weight of our own quality-of-life degradation.

    A agree wholeheartedly, and I have the perfect solution. Starting tomorrow, we start culling the herd of the malcontents. Effective immediately, all persons in the blame America first crowd, all those who value the life of the three-nippled salamander or the six-toed desert cockroach over the lives of their fellow citizens, and all those who refuse to defend the nation from it’s enemies (either in body or in spirit), should report to the nearest Imperial Processing Station for liquidation.

    All in all, I’m pretty sure 20 to 30 million less idiots would make this land a better place for all of us. The only drawback would be the lack of editorials on out nations major newspapers.

  12. juandos Comment by juandos UNITED STATES

    Starting tomorrow, we start culling the herd of the malcontents. Effective immediately, all persons in the blame America first crowd, all those who value the life of the three-nippled salamander or the six-toed desert cockroach over the lives of their fellow citizens

    Well dang! I guess that means the lib-tards would end up on the endangered species list thereby getting taxpayer financed protection… Haven’t we already wasted enough on these silly bastards?

    The Landover Baptist Endangered Species Dinner has been a church tradition for the past six years. Pastor Harry Hardwick says, “That was about the time that those communist William-Jefferson-Clinton-electing liberals started belly aching about there only being a handful of South American red-spotted wharf-rats. That was the final straw for us. The Lord has given us all the animals – whether there be a million of them or just one little, bitty one hiding in a tree somewhere – to smack over the head, rip the skin off and bar-b-que. And this dinner is our way of showing that we follow God’s dietary laws – unless they are those annoying Jewish ones – and don’t pay a lick of mind to those whining tree-huggers.”

  13. MCaN Comment by MCaN

    As a life-long resident of said ‘fly-over country’ I am well aware of there being PLENTY of open land. I have never been more than 10 minutes away from a field of corn, and loved it. And if everybody in the US moved to Texas, they would only get one-half acre per person. While that’s not a ton, I grew up on 3/10ths acre in the middle of the “city” (75,000) and that was more than enough for me and my 5 siblings. Over the entire US, there are over 754 acres of land for each man, woman, and child….I think we’re good.

  14. Lady Heather Comment by Lady Heather UNITED STATES

    Remember that to the vast majority of liberal elitists on the East and West Coast, they are America, they are all that matter.

    The middle of the country only being “fly over country”, doesn’t get a blip on their radar screens.

  15. ScottG Comment by ScottG UNITED STATES

    Kill yourselves, you worthless wankers.

    Sadly, they won’t….

  16. Cheapshot911 Comment by Cheapshot911 UNITED STATES

    300 mill’ with paper.

    Who’s got the best number on the rest?

  17. thepresenceusmc Comment by thepresenceusmc UNITED STATES

    Paul Ehrlich was right…We’re all gonna die!!!

    Between overpopulation and global warming (or cooling), we’ve had it…

  18. Unregistered Comment by Uchuck the Tuchuck

    Back when I was in grad school, my major professor was a Brit who went back and forth between the UK and Auburn, flying out of Atlanta. Usually, he got to the airport by ground, but a mutual friend of ours is a private pilot and happened to be in Atlanta one time when he was arriving from London and ofered to hop him back down to East LA (Lower Alabama) in his plane. My professor was stunned at the amount of open space passing below him.

  19. Unregistered Comment by Draven32 UNITED STATES

    Many Europeans don’t realize how much open land there still is in the U.S.

    Many grad students don’t realize how much open land there still is in the U.S.

  20. Viscount Ian S. Comment by Viscount Ian S. UNITED STATES

    “anomalously fertile”? The figures in Mark Steyn’s book say the US is barely above the “replacement” birth rate of 2.1 kids/couple, and definitely not high enough to expand the population. (And in deeply liberal areas like San Francisco that drops to Europe-like levels, meaning liberalism is a self-solving problem if you’re patient).

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  22. Unregistered Comment by LC & IB Berg UNITED STATES

    I’d suggest these ivory tower morons might want to drive to the Park-N-Ride on the west side of Baltimore, hop on I-70, and head west to its terminus at Cove Fort Utah, then out to San Francisco to get on I-80 and back to, oh, Chicago or so.

    But then I guess that’d be, like, research or something.

    Sorry I bothered . . .

    ‘Berg