Yeppers, let's not ruin a completely great idea like an environmental summit with talk on what's really affecting climate change on this planet, okay?
I mean, Political Correctness above all else, even above the inevitable destruction of us all, just so long as cross-cultural feelings aren't hurt, right?
Why freakin' bother then, I say!
Some spew rhetoric that instilling such a rule globally is tantamount to Nazism, or an infringing on the civil rights of others, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…
How can it be either if we all, every country on this globe, adopt such a rule, not to infringe on others, but to save what would inevitably be the complete and total loss of humanity on this planet if we continue to allow our population numbers to exponentially increase as they have?
It's not hybrid cars.
It's not neighbourhood recycling.
It's not car-pool lanes or non-fossil fuel consumption.
It's Us, plain and simple, and the sooner we face facts, the better the odds of a single human being witnessing another millennium pass by this planet, much less 9+ Billion of us heralding it in.
And yes, God did say, "Go forth and multiply." And we quickly obeyed him. We dutifully went there, got the friggen T-shirt, and have been wearin' the same damn garb ever since.
Yet some who still call the old country their home, and others who have ferociously placed the word of God above the reality of our present-day situation, are by their blind devotion to His word, placing now what is thought to be God's creation in great peril.
These same people who place tribal, backwards customs over global necessity have stubbornly rejected human evolution and personal growth, refusing at all costs to admit that what was once good and necessary for mankind, is now deadly for us all today.
Rather than putting all your self-image eggs in one basket with the retarded belief that the more children you have, the more successful you are, why not adopt the civilized custom of giving more to one or two children, than giving almost nothing to twelve?
And, while you're at it, stop pushing those "Save The Children" ads in my face on late-night TV when we all know that if adults from those regions adopted birth control as the norm, the need for those annoying ads would instantly go away. I'll help feed the hungry in this world just as soon as the adults of those countries stop having babies like some kind of steroid-ridden bunnies!
The "One Child Rule" has come up in talking heads shows in Copenhagen and elsewhere since the summit began but no mention of this option has been raised directly by the leaders attending that conference, many of them representing the very countries who desperately need to adopt such a rule if we as a people are ever going to dig our way out of this climate change mess.
China, although prior to their adopting the rule, was one of the biggest instigators in over-population, has now, in it's wisdom, finally admitted same and legislated the rule for all its citizens for some time now. And as a result, their population has already decreased substantially from what it would have been had they not voluntarily adopted the rule.
The number crunchers have already done the crunching and if we all adopted the "One Child Rule", our 6 Billion could drop by close to half in only a few short decades, and along with wise controls on the use of fossil fuels (i.e. getting the Middle East monkey off our backs!), recycling more than producing, and restoring the natural balance of our environment through the lowering of green-houses gases as a whole, the issues that seem so paramount at this summit today would most likely be moot at future summits down the road.
If no other countries have the balls to legislate what China has already done, then the other option which comes to Burb's mind is taxing the Hell out of parents for any and all children they have after the first. People become real proactive real fast when you hit them in their wallets over hitting them in the face!
Whatever the way, whatever the means, we as human beings have got to start discussing this option in earnest; for if we don't, we know damn well the lackeys at Copenhagen never will, in this summit, nor in any other summits yet to come.
You want the answer to our environmental woes? Talk to the 900lb gorilla sitting right beside you!