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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.
I’d like these eco-nuts/population control weirdos to go down to some East L.A. church and try their material out there...cowards
“There’s no point in people trying to reduce their carbon emissions and then increasing them100% by having another child.”
It’s amazing -
someone that has a large family and isn’t taking any public assistance in this country is frowned on,
but if anyone says anything about the latest welfare recipient download by a baby-mama, they’re “racist” and “have no right to comment on someone’s right to have children”.
My wife actually had some leftist woman ask her “so, what do you do when you’re not breeding?”
Out of respect for our host, my wife just laughed at her and answered her question.
I personally believe having children is a private matter. Whether one chooses not to have children for whatever personal reason there may be or has a dozen or more.. none of my business. The only time I “object” is when a person has a child or children and relies on the government to feed/clothe/otherwise provide for said child. IMHO
What did V’ger and NOMAD plan to do about the Carbon Units “infesting” the Earth and the Enterprise?
I would have at least 4 with her, and try for several hundred more.
An understatement, but as good a polite approximation as you can get in the English language.
“... my wife just laughed at her”.
Why do I find that hard to believe? Either your wife has an IMMENSE amount of self control or you aren’t telling us WHAT she said in response. As a Mom to 3... my response would have been very graphic and quite “hostile”. LOL!
Twitpic of David Beckham with newborn baby Harper, the first daughter for
the celebrity couple who have three sons: Brooklyn, 11, Romeo, 8, and Cruz, 5.
David, 36, and Victoria, 37, married in 1999.(Copyright ©2011 KABC-TV/DT.
Beckham and his three sons.
Britain will eventually be in the position of Italy and Japan with not enough workers and too many pensioners.
These people are idiots. I guess no one has told the eco-nuts that in reality most all of Europe is dying because people are NOT having enough children to meet replacement levels. Hence the need to import mohammaden workers.
Conservative families in the USA should make a concerted effort to have at least 4 or 5 kids and eventually breed out the liberal filth.
Simon Ross - trustee of The Optimum Population Trust
"I felt that population growth was a key factor underlying many of todays big issues, from loss of amenity, pollution and congestion to biodiversity decline, resource scarcity and climate change."
Simon Ross on February 25th, 2011 5:34 pm:
"Biodiversity loss, climate change and resource depletion are caused by people. To reject efforts to reduce human numbers and hence their impact on the basis that this is a distraction from lifestyle change, green technology, economic development, social change or all of the above is simply a strategy for ineffectiveness and immiseration. We should be using all the tools in the box to address human impact, not squabbling over which is the best one."
"The measures generally accepted as contributing to a lower birth rate are access to affordable reproductive healthcare, womens empowerment, economic opportunity and education on family planning and the benefits to society of smaller families. These have been proven to work. They dont reduce the population instantly, but that isnt a good reason to reject them as a contribution to reducing human impact on resources and the environment. Ben and Ian are explicit in preferring the focus to be on changes..that work and challenging society, arguments used by past generations of socialists for rejecting anti-imperialism, feminism and environmentalism as distractions from the class struggle, a stance that modern socialists reject."
Save your eugenics for another forum. All are beautiful creations from God.
Mind your own damn business!
One or two children are fine but three or four are just being selfish,’’ Simon Ross, executive director of the Optimum Population Trust
UK-based Optimum Population Trust, whose chief executive, Simon Ross, is calling for the government to tackle the UKs high rates of accidental pregnancy and to give child benefits and tax credits only for the first two children. That would send a clear signal that the government will support sustainable families, but after that you are on your own, he said. There is a big issue there, family planning is cheap, yet many people dont use it properly and accidental pregnancy rates are very high. 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.
My wife has the attitude of “being a liberal is its own punishment”.
One remarks nowadays all over Greece such a diminution in natality and in general manner such depopulation that the towns are deserted and the fields lie fallow. Although this country has not been ravaged by wars or epidemics, the cause of the harm is evident: by avarice or cowardice the people, if they marry, will not bring up the children they ought to have. At most they bring up one or two. It is in this way that the scourge before it is noticed is rapidly developed. The remedy is in ourselves; we have but to change our morals. (Polybius, 204-122 B.C.)
Nothing is new under the sun. Wise people in the past recognized the lack of children as a sign of moral decay... we should have the wisdom to recognize it as well.
They’re worried about rich people having babies, while the Muslims breed like rabbits and threaten the very existence of Great Britain.
Talk about myopic, deluded AND stupid!
Sick, sick and more sick!
You might want to engage your sense of humor, if you have one.
4 kids is a nice start. It’s practice for the others to come.
Keep an eye on the Beckhams in the future and see if they don’t have more fun and stability in their home than most celebs.
Articles like this kind of kill me. My husband and I are staunch conservatives, and when we got married we’d hoped to have like five kids. G-d saw otherwise, we have suffered from infertility for years. Luckily we were able to have two healthy children but it’s been a very very painful journey.
Although its painful to see sometimes, I love seeing large families.
Sorry, gov. regulations. My sense of humor is not FDA approved.
Ah, understood. Move along, then. ;)
And the British taxpayers are picking up the tab.
12 years married with four kids. Things are turning out better than one might have expected for a pop star and a pro athlete.
“I FELT that population growth . . . “ Simon Ross
Simon FELT, Simon and fellow Socialists and Liberals don’t THINK, they FEEL . . . . FEEL . . . FEEL . . . FEEL . . and they gotta make laws and grow government until everybody FEELS . . . NOTHING . . and, most importantly, THINKS NOTHING . . .
“The Beckhams are breeding!” That’s the latest battle cry that can be heard over in the UK”
Do they ever say that about the Muslims who’ve taken the UK (and Europe) over, multiplying like rabbits???
No, I didn’t think so.