Tuesday, April 22, 2008

 

This Day in the History of Earth Days

On this day in 1970, hundreds of thousands of Americans concerned about the environment observed the first "Earth Day." I gave a regrettable speech at my High School the next Earth Day, where I advocated having only two children. To paraphrase the President, when I was young and stupid, I was young and stupid. Now I wish more good, successful people had big families and irresponsible losers had none. Population growth is not the enemy. We have the cleverness to solve almost all our problems but not always the moxie; and more often we lack inspired political leadership to organize our cleverness into realistic solutions. Sometimes we lack the wisdom to foresee the unintended consequences so that too often our solutions are worse than the problem they were intended to solve.

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Aha Roger. You have expressed exactly my sentiments regarding the invassion of Iraq.

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That's not on my list of solutions worse than the problem, but there are plenty of them, by both government and capitalists, out there.
 
Anonymous,,, are you saying that you are young and stupid?
 
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