Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Parents driven to eat Children from hunger

Just a quick post to demonstrate the kind of world we live in and the possiblities pronatalists expose their progeny to. Famine in North Korea has reached such proportions that there are now cases of children being eaten by their parents:

Yes, this is the magical world full of wondrous possibilities that breeders give the thumbs-up to and are happy to perpetuate due to their ignorance and egotism.

Notice also the contrast between the main material and the stories in the sidebar. This is the world we live in. Ain't it great! Also, in the comments we see many 'I would never do that no matter what the circumstances!' remarks, foolish, of course, given that History provides ample evidence that people will do anything to anyone in order to survive a few minutes longer.

Of course, in spite of this, we'll still see the same old excuses trotted out, the same old, 'this is just unfortunate', 'this can be fixed', etc etc. Pronatalists, as we all know, believe, just like Peter Pan, that if they close their eyes and wish hard enough everything will be ok. Try telling that to those Korean children.

(Thanks to Victor for bringing this horrendous story to my attention. His fuller post can be read here: )

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Down Under

A change of pace for this entry. I've just returned from a month's trip to Australia and would most heartily recommend it to anyone. If you want to forget your woes (for a time, anyhow) and wish to live a simpler, less complicated life a hot and sunny climate is to be recommended. As a European, I found the newness and freshness of the country took a little getting used to, but I soon settled into its refreshing lightness and thoroughly relished the lack of the miserable history that weighs down the Northern Hemisphere (not forgetting the havoc wrought on the Aborgines, of course).

In fact, as the trip went on I came to realise just how much Greek thinkers such as Diogenes, the Cynics and the Epicureans were fundamentally correct about the wisdom of a no-nonsense, light baggage, simple life. Some of us may regret having been born, but if you're going to live, then that's the way to do it. After all, so much of our so-called 'culture' is essentially the expression of misery by people who can't find a way of life which may render the need for such expression superflous. So there you go: sun, heat, beuatiful scenery and friendly people. Australia has the lot.

Friday, 4 January 2013

An Oxymoron

                                                          A good parent.