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Friday, June 10, 2005

the view from Inverness, apparently

A professor (of what?) ticks off the folk in Africa for having too many babies. Yes, you thought it was corrupt governments, unjust trade laws, the aftermath of imperialism, endemic diseases, harsh climates and long-running warfare that had put large stretches of the continent in such a bad way, but no, all now becomes clear - too many children. Phew, so we're off the hook? Oh hang on, no, we've got to ensure that 'Nature's cruel cull of surplus children needs to be replaced by humane contraception, as in richer countries.' That'd be the richer countries with populations well below replacement levels, pensions crises, epidemic levels of STDs and morally-bankrupt popular cultures, then? Good good...

(Won't even get started on the notion of 'humane contraception.')

Prayer and fasting...