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Posted on 07/20/2011 10:00:14 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Beckham's Welcome Fourth Child, British Eco-Nuts Call Couple 'Selfish' By Erin R. Brown Created 07/20/2011 - 12:32pm
"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."
Furthermore, Ross condemned the "horrific consequences of China's one-child policy" in one paragraph, but went on to argue that "We need to change the incentives to make the environmental case that one or two children are fine but three or four are just being selfish." The Guardian reported that Ross "is calling for the government to tackle the UK's high rates of accidental pregnancy and to give child benefits and tax credits only for the first two children."
Caroline Lucas, an MP of the Green party, believes that a healthy discussion about population control is needed "whether it focuses on improving family planning or reducing global inequality" because the issue "is a debate about poverty and inequality, as well as about sustainability."
Unfortunately, prominent voices in the United States have also advocated for population control. CNN founder Ted Turner, Microsoft Billionaire Bill Gates and wealthy investor Warren Buffet are among those in the "billionaire boys club" that believe "overpopulation is the greatest threat to the planet." Turner has advocated for a "one-couple, one-child" policy and has even given money to the United Nation for the purposes of population control.
What these eco-nuts in England fail to realize is that the Beckhams' situation doesn't exactly fit with the their arguments about "poverty." David Beckham's successful soccer career and subsequent endorsements and his wife Victoria's (a former Spice Girl) music sales and fashion lines make the couple worth a whopping $271 million combined. These wealthy parents aren't exactly breeding children into a life of poverty.
Let's hope that, unlike their British counterparts, the American media encourage the Beckhams to stimulate the American economy by spending their money and raising as many children as they'd like to have here.
Sounds like the Beckham’s know what’s FUN!!!
No wonder they’re so mad at Governor Sarah Palin and Rep. Michele Bachmann!!
I call those enviro-whackos “biophobes.” That’s exactly what they are.
God’s plan is for children in marriage. No wonder the people that make the environment their god don’t get it.
Meanwhile, the eco-freaks seem to have no problem with millions or Mohammedans having an average of 6 children per female, all on the public dole.
Neither have they raised any protest over Mohammedans having several wives, all on the public dole.
If they think there are to many people, why don’t they just bugger off.
> Gods plan is for children in marriage.
See my tag line. We have 11 of them, 9 still at home.
LOL. Let the enviro-nuts go into one of the er, uh, “Asian” areas of London and tell the families with 10 + kids how selfish they are.
If anyone should be out there breeding like rabbits, it should be the ones with the desirable genes.
“irresponsible to continue having children”
that you can’t afford and have no intention of taking care of, as in welfare queens and sperm donors
otherwise GO FOR IT!
Congrats to the Beckhams.
Four is a good number.
All the “onlies” will someday be longing for brothers and sisters, esp. in middle age.
Rich people have money and spend money. They consume valuable resources. Rich people with lots of kids are raping the planet and must be stopped.
Poor people have no money and consume few resources. Therefore, poor people do little harm to the planet and should be encouraged to reproduce in hopes that more and more people will consume fewer and fewer resources.
We must save the erf!
The ONLY correct response to anyone who believes there are too many people in the world is “Feel free to leave the planet anytime you wish”.
population control? ted turner? buffet? give me a break. pop control is not what we are about. People can have as many children as they want and it is not the business of anyone else. These guys are like old noosey bodies who have nothing bitter to do than to stare out their windows and complain about everything. Maybe THEY should give up their money and that way they would have to work for a living and not have so much time to stick their noses into things that do not concern them.
I CONGRATULATE the Bechmans. They are a beautiful family with three boys and now a girl and I think it is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. The babies they bring in to the world are gifts from God. To hell with those who want population control. Too bad there was not population control prior to when those nosey bodies were born.
I call them jackasses. I call the Beckhams and everyone else blessed!!!
Spoken like a genuine member of the New Castrati who is treated like a cockold by his ratty, Commie Pinko wife. If this dude had this to hit at home, I am sure he would not be on this laughable crusade.
What did they think about the Kenndy’s breeding habits?
“Be fruitful and multiply”
hmmm... I don’t see that an end-date, requirement or qualification was given to the command...
These environmental whackos are downright sick. God Bless the Beckham’s family - all SIX of them!
In other words, if or when (it hasn't happened yet) one of these loons gets into my or my wife's face about our having three kids they will be very fortunate to leave the encounter intact, and they will certainly have fewer teeth than they arrived with.
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