Simcha Fisher with Just enough Gores and Gateses; too many Africans:
In the interest of environmental responsibility, Al Gore suggests that all African women should bear four children.
This is, at least, what Al Gore surely anticipates when he speaks of “making fertility management ubiquitously available” to African women. He says that ”If you get the health improved, if you get the availability of contraceptives, then families will voluntarily choose to have less children.” Surely he and Tipper had good health and access to contraception when they bore their four children.
Following Gore’s example, African women should also, presumably, voluntarily choose to live in a 20-room, 10,000 square foot mansion that uses approximately four times more energy than the typical home in the neighborhood. In addition, each African mother should maintain a luxury apartment in San Francisco. In order to save the environment, Mr. Gore encourages all African women to take several plane trips every year, and only to charter a private jet “when necessary.”
Just part of the progression of Sartre’s “Hell is other people” to “Hell is other people’s children.”
The post follows this with a look at the the true needs of African families. Hint it’s not more contraception.