if you reply to my posts about taking care of human need with horseshit about overpopulation youre catching that block

i dont know about you but white people talking about how there are too many humans gives me the heebie jeebies


@dankwraith unpleasant echoes of racists talking about how enormously many Chinese/Indian/"African" people there are

@dankwraith like there are valid concerns about human population growth and how/if it can be sustained and many ethical questions about whether having children is a thing one should do

but there are a whole bunch of extremely unpleasant angles on the subject from racist to classist to god even knows

also it kind of just generally feels... uncomfortable in terms of the implication that Something Should Be Done

@theoutrider @dankwraith It especially creeps me out combined with the fact that they always neglect to mention that each person in wealthy countries consumes ~70x the resources of the average person in African and Southeast Asian countries. Unless people in Nepal are having 70 kids each, we know who's doing the over-consumption...

@activationfxn @theoutrider @dankwraith yes, if you really want to depopulate the world to reduce resource stress start by killing the biggest drains on resources – namely, the richest people first

@theoutrider @dankwraith like the thing is, the best non-genocidal means of curtailing population growth are giving people education healthcare and autonomy

but the necessity of severe population containment is so the seat of empire cna maintain its excesses

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