[Written around 2005.]
Signs of human overpopulation are everywhere, yet few talk about it. There are over six billions humans and their numbers are only expanding. Humans are destroying the balance of the planet at an alarming rate. Other species are going extinct faster than ever before – because of the insanity of Homo sapiens. Forests are being decimated, oceans polluted, ice caps melted, and the air and soil is growing toxic. None of this is a mystery, yet few do the math.
Humans must change. The old way is over. Humans have pushed the envelope to the limit and it is bursting. Yet few want to face the realities on an individual level. And the reality is clear: stop having children! If humans love this planet so much then the best gift they can give it is to disappear.
And yet I love humanity. I know humanity’s potential. But I have no love or respect for the old way. People cringe at the idea of not having children, and defend to the hilt their right to procreate, because they are addicted to their children, addicted to procreation. Without children they would have to face themselves – and their horrors within. They would have to face the truth of their parents, and the truth of their parents’ parents, all the way back through history. But if they do not face the horrors of their childhood histories they will only replicate them on the world around them, which is exactly what they have done to their children, and ultimately to the planet. They are destroying the planet, and they do not care. They would rather be blissfully numb than face the consequences of their actions.
The time for a new species is now. The time for the old species to go is now. And yet, this new species is not entirely ready to be born. Its gestation has just begun. It needs to nourish itself on truth, and prepare itself to handle surviving independently in the world. For too long the old species has drunk the psychic blood of its new children, and has forgotten how to fend for itself. Yet it must fend for itself if it is ready to learn once again to live in harmony with the world.
As they are, humans are a sick species. It is time for them to grow up…or to go extinct. For the sake of the world – and the sake of children whose lives are being painfully molded into the lies of their ancestors – this end cannot come too soon. And for the sake of the truth-seeker, the awakening and maturity of our species is the greatest hope of all.
here is a slightly more hopeful story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDi9EiBq1J0
Yes, I’ve been wondering why the word’overpopulation’ seems to have died out. Is it because it’s not PC? Is there an assumption that when we talk about overpopulation that we’re talking about yellow, brown, and black people?
Maybe if we talk about it like you just did, talk about US, OUR breeding . . .
I am offended greatly by all these people too arrogant and too selfish to realize the truth.
I love children, that’s why I would never have any.
BRINGING INNOCENT CHILDREN INTO THE WORLD AT THIS POINT IS WORSE THAN MURDER!
I USED TO GET SO SAD AND UPSET WHENEVER I SAW A PERSON WITH A BABY STROLLER WALKING BY. HOWEVER THESE PEOPLE ARE SO CLUELESS, SO ME NOW THAT NOW WHEN I SEE THEM I SAY TO MYSELF.
“WELL, AT LEAST THEY’LL HAVE SOMETHING TO EAT IN THE NEAR FUTURE.”
LOL, sort of . . .