"Margaret Sanger, one of your heroes, actually WAS a big supporter of eugenics and creating a "race of thoroughbreds". "
As repugnant as that idea is today, it was embraced by numerous admired people during Sanger's era, including Teddy Roosevelt, George Bernard Shaw, Helen Keller, Winston Churchill, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, Woodrow Wilson and Clarence Darrow - to name just a few. It's a theory which has fallen out of favor in our modern morality, as many other equally unsavory theories have fallen by the wayside over time.
"Monogamy is a check on male promiscuity and female hypergamy, and in exchange, we get civilization."
No, it's not and it never has been. It's the ILLUSION of those things. In reality, when monogamy became the social "thing to do" men simply ignored it by pretending to be monogamous with one wife, while taking mistresses and being as promiscuous as they wanted to be on the side. This concept has only very recently been socially unacceptable - but it still does go on.
For my own opinion, the idea of monogamy is a guy wanting to marry because it's the only way he can get sex. That's pretty revolting. He doesn't want to BE WITH YOU - he just wants to get laid and marriage is the only way he can do it. (And we wonder why, after a few years of marriage, the man feels resentful, trapped and blackmailed into a situation he didn't really want, just so he could have sex.) And in that same "monogamous" vein, women are expected to marry in order to find financial security, and she "pays for it" with sex, producing heirs and doing housework. Sounds just a bit like prostitution to me.....
And "female hypergamy" is just another way to say "women should take the first guy who offers." The fact that women refuse to settle any more, has bred a generation of male incel losers who think they are entitled to marry Victoria Secret Angels and who blame women for their inability to get laid. As always...the fault for men's bad behavior is put on women.
"The world can support a larger population. There is more than enough resources to feed everyone today. The problem is misuse and corruption, not scarcity. The whole continent of Africa has enough farmland to feed the whole world."
Great idea. Let's kill off every single animal, turn every open tract of land into farmland, and then we'll have lots more people, who have nobody for company but cockroaches. I believe other species have just as much right to live and thrive as humans do. But if we keep stealing their habitats, and killing them off for being in our way, in 100 years, wild animals will be as extinct as the T-Rex.
"The reason why world population keeps getting bigger is because of advances in medicine and food production....." " The notion that human beings are only a burden on the Earth ignores that fact that humans are also PRODUCERS. Humans are the ones who develop all the technologies that improve our lives. "
And that's wonderful. But we have to be RESPONSIBLE producers, and we're NOT. Not by any means. We contaminate everything we touch with pollution, poison, toxic waste, our own shit...There isn't a large body of water on the planet that doesn't have a mountain of plastic floating in it, killing wildlife as it goes. We dump millions of pounds of garbage, sewage, spewage, chemical waste, mining waste, etc, into our waterways and bury it in our land, to poison our water table.
"You often accuse me of being a backwards Victorian, but your view on human nature is right out of the pages of Thomas Malthus, who predicted that the world would run out of resources in 1900. Very smart man was he. "
So he was a few hundred years off. If we continue as we are going now, the world will NOT be a better place in the future. We will be fighting wars over the last puddle of potable water and the last patch of farmable land. We'll be the *only* species left alive on earth, besides food animals and insects. That doesn't sound like a place I'd like to live in.