Thursday, January 27, 2005

Government as Plague

It's official: the effects of Big Government are comparable to those of the Black Death. This doesn't really come as a shock to me. It's not for nothing that the left has produced the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement. For all their bleating about compassion, it seem's that Rand was right on the money when she condemned socialism as anti-life.

This demographic freefall squares nicely with my own experience. I'm 24, a university grad, and have absolutely no idea how I'll ever be able to afford a family, much as I want one. I have two older siblings, both in the 30s, neither of whom is likely to pass on their DNA any time soon. Amongst my friends, only one couple actually has kids. The rest are still in school, or living paycheque to paycheque, or both.

addenda: This meme could be the rallying cry for libertarians the world over. It's one thing to bitch about taxes and nannyism. It's quite another to be able to say, "The welfare state is as inimical to human life as the worst plague in history."

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