An Environmentalist Wants to Make Babies

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Frustrated Mess Frustrated Mess's picture
An Environmentalist Wants to Make Babies

 

Frustrated Mess Frustrated Mess's picture

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As a Mother who’s environmentally aware, I know all about ecological footprints and carrying capacity. But because I’ll be raising my baby the right way, the green way, she’ll be special. Because of our lifestyle, her footprint will be much, much smaller than the average irresponsible parent’s child. She’ll grow up to reject materialism, car culture, and the lure of the mall. I’m sure of it.

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kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Shit what happened, my children have grown up and have opinons and beliefs of their own. Must be my fault.

I remember when I was in my twenties sharing a train compartment with a Brit about my age who was a banker. His views were the polar opposite of mine. (my cybername was already one of my favourite authors. The kicker for us was we discovered his parents had been members of the communist party and mine were members of the conservative party.

KenS

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Shit what happened, my children have grown up and have opinons and beliefs of their own. Must be my fault.

A support group for all us failures?

Le T Le T's picture

Have you guys heard of Obay?

Frustrated Mess Frustrated Mess's picture

Have any of you read the linked article or just that paragraph? Because I'm thinking just the paragraph.

Here is some more to maybe entice you to read beyond the paragraph as the initial teaser has so obviously failed:

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You know, some people say the world doesn’t need any more of us. Well, if you’re talking about Chinese and Indians who reproduce like rabbits, I can sure see that argument! But this baby will be raised by an educated, environmentally-aware mother who cares deeply about the future and who only uses phosphate-free detergent and organic makeup remover. My kids are part of the solution! Just like me.

[ 01 March 2008: Message edited by: Frustrated Mess ]

Maysie Maysie's picture

I read the blog entry and I'm really hoping she's being sarcastic, or "ironic". Really hoping.

Le T Le T's picture

I'm so sick of irony.

Maysie Maysie's picture

I'm sick of ironing. [img]smile.gif" border="0[/img]

Polly B Polly B's picture

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She might invent space-travel technology that will allow us to colonize planets around Alpha Centauri. Or invent microbes that consume plastic, radioactive waste, and used diapers.

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Frustrated Mess Frustrated Mess's picture

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I'm so sick of irony.

How ironic.

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I read the blog entry and I'm really hoping she's being sarcastic, or "ironic". Really hoping.

I think Polly gets it. It is, I think, just a satirical look at environmentalists and rationalizing choices such as adding more people to the planet.