I thought liberals were the stay-out-of-our-bedroom types. Turns out, nope, they’re just total hypocrites on the subject of choice.
“The Beckhams are breeding! The Beckhams are breeding!” That’s the latest battle cry that can be heard over in the UK with the news that David and Victoria Beckham have just welcomed a fourth child into the world. While that is happy news to most people, leave it to environmentalists, lefty politicians and media outlets to question the Beckhams’ bundle of joy. It is, according to these critics, irresponsible to continue having children.
According to the Guardian (UK), environmentalists and politicians are using the newest addition to the Beckham family as a wake up call to “open a public debate about how many children people should have.” The UN Population Division maintains that the world’s population is expected to reach seven billion in late 2011.
Simon Ross, the chief executive of the Optimum Population Trust, an organization that campaigns for the “gradual decrease of the population to sustainable levels,” said, “The Beckhams, and others like London mayor Boris Johnson, are very bad role models with their large families.” He went on to state, “There’s no point in people trying to reduce their carbon emissions and then increasing them100% by having another child.”
Oh, shut up already you enviro totalitarians. David Beckham is still one of the best soccer players in the world*, and he and his wife Victoria can more than support their four children — four not even being a large number of kids, historically speaking. Perhaps the Beckhams’ critics would like to lead by example, though, and stop their own breeding. Fewer irritating libs to deal with in the future — I’m fine with that.
*He’s lost a step or two and is injury prone due to his age, but he can still bend it like no one else. In a game a week or so back, he hooked a wicked corner kick right into the opposing goal. Incredible.