Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Environmentalists and the gene pool

There's been a certain amount of hilarity around the web recently, following the reports that an environmentalist called Toni Vernelli had herself sterilised at the age of 27 because:

"Having children is selfish. It's all about maintaining your genetic line at the expense of the planet."
On the whole, people have complimented her on removing herself, and her stupidity, from the gene pool.

What's really unusual, for someone broadly on the left of politics, is that she did this to herself. On the whole, the modern left is characterised not so much by its wish to act in accordance with its principles, as by its wish to make other people act in accordance with its principles.

Ms Vernelli's radical alternative is welcome.


dearieme said...

I trust that she will be consistent and decline to allow other people's children to fund her old age.

flashgordonnz said...

Maybe she'll park her butt on an ice loe and starve to death for the good of the populace. I mean planet.