The Oregon Business Association (OBA) held its annual Statesman Dinner on October 17 to honor the Statesman of the Year. The event was fraught with anomalies, not least of which was the fact that the award went to Sue Levin, the Executive Director of Stand for Children Oregon.
Not only should abortion be legal but it also is well worth arguing that having children should be made illegal (as in a crime). Now here is a statement even most sleeping Americans would agree is a radical proposition (so radical in fact you almost never encounter it). And yet it is a very practical and sane proposition, even to its extreme, logical outcome, that is allowing our very own human species to become extinguished (as in extinct). After all the ecological system of this world doesn’t need the human species and would undoubtedly be better off without it. Why would a baby want, for example, to be born into a world of global warming? Or why would a baby want to be born into a world of diminishing resources, in respect to the perpetually growing world population (maybe not geometrically but still increasing) amongst competing global coalitions (and too often Cold War tactics), leading to even more wars, more covert lies as too often official news propaganda (and all the other crime stories the mainstream media loves to report and capitalize as our daily angst of fear-mongering umbilical cord)?
In "The Unwinding," George Parker grapples with the end of the Roosevelt republic and the need to fight organized money. He sees 1978 as a a beginning when California passed Proposition 13 and de-funded education.