July 22, 2013
THE ARROGANCE OF A WELL-FED SOCIETY: “Every time I write an article about population growth or poverty, I receive at least one e-mail insisting that there are too many humans on the planet. That erroneous statement is usually followed up with a not-so-subtle suggestion that letting a few people starve to death wouldn’t be a terrible thing, but instead would actually make the planet a safer, richer and more sustainable place. Not many things shock me anymore. But the arrogance and callousness of a well-fed society toward those who are less fortunate always leaves me stunned.”
To be fair, you’re talking about well-fed leftists here, who have always been arrogant and callous. You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs! So let’s not consult the eggs. And no complaining that the omelet sucks, comrade, unless you want to be an egg, too. . . .