To navigate the liberal psyche is a wondrous journey. It is to see the world as a child might envision Narnia. A world of mythical social constructs, diversities, tolerance, intolerance, privileges, isms, phobias, trans-minotaurs, hate, love, equality, extremists, and nazis (and nazi extremists). All culminating in a lush narrative landscape for emotional children who are no longer impressed with anthropomorphic lions.
Though sometimes this pleasant reverie of clashing virtuous and oppressor is interrupted when the play is staged so close that morality actually spills on you. When troops of institutional racism victims begin making sorties into the neighborhood, and bigots begin making hospital visits, it can only mean one thing for a conscientious liberal: time to find a good school!
“Good Schools” is of course a very pleasant euphemism for flight and segregation. Two things that every liberal knows are the foulest evil committed only by white southerners who are, as any teevee watcher can see with his own eyes, the foulest of people. And so liberals do not flee and segregate, they find good schools. I assume everyone understands the difference. And while the term has this specific application, it is also a useful metaphor. Because ultimately Good Schools is about solving a problem that can’t be acknowledged by taking a course that can’t be criticized. And when executed adroitly, it’s a very Good School indeed.
As discussed previously in these pages, the perpetually ‘developing’ world is reproductively unmoored. That there could be a correlation in our feeding and inoculating these primal petri-dishes, and their demographic eruptions is something that polite observers shudder to contemplate. Though apparently even the tolerant are beginning to notice. From a macro perspective, the noble oppressed are starting to foul the neighborhood. The solution? Women and the environment! Exquisitely played liberals.
Let’s read how this Good School is being constructed.
Human population influences and is influenced by climate change and deserves consideration in climate compatible development strategies. Achieving universal access to family planning throughout the world would result in fewer unintended pregnancies, improve the health and well-being of women and their families, and slow population growth—all benefits to climate compatible development. We recommend including improved access to family planning among the comprehensive and synergistic efforts to achieve development compatible with addressing climate change.
Not only strong teachers are needed but also family planned children.
The last century was one of incredible social change and human development. Improvements in health, declines in mortality, urbanization, better education, and industrialization brought economic growth and improved standards of living to much of the world. This progress, however, has been uneven, leaving 1 billion people still living in extreme poverty, and has been accompanied by demographic and environmental change. Over the last hundred years, the world’s population has grown from around 1 billion people to more than 7 billion people. Human activity has transformed vast areas of the Earth’s surface, altered the atmosphere, and resulted in thousands of plant and animal species extinctions.
Population and family planning have rarely been linked with climate compatible development in climate policy discussions. Research has demonstrated, however, that helping women in all countries achieve their own aspirations for planning pregnancies and family size would put the world on a path to slower population growth. This would ultimately lead to substantial reductions in future carbon dioxide emissions…
Ahh yes. Our only concern is to help African women achieve their own aspirations for a healthy 1.1 TFR, while also lowering future carbon emissions…it’s truly doing the Spaghetti Monster’s flying work. For once I feel at one with the left, so kindred, so copacetic. It’s quite invigorating.
The article proceeds on in a drone of indistinguishable sentences. The point of which being to keep readers pleasantly tranquilized imagining their happy new school. Its conclusion follows below.
When safe and effective family planning services are available to all, experience shows that average family size falls, pregnancies occur at more optimal times in women’s lives, and mothers and children are healthier and more able to contribute to their countries’ development—and are more resilient to rapid change.
Linking population, reproductive health, and climate change is unconventional for many policymakers. We urge openness to including universal access to voluntary family planning in climate compatible development plans. Cross-sectoral alliances and initiatives that highlight and integrate potential synergies in development plans and in climate finance programs could reap enormous benefits, especially over time, for individuals and societies as we tackle climate change.
You think this is their first time on the playground? These writers understand the power of jargon to wrap warmly around receptive minds.
climate compatible development plans
Cross sectoral alliances
Integrate potential synergies
If you’re not laughing, you’re not living.
Unmentionable Problem: third-world population and fecundity
Uncriticizable solution: female empowerment and the environment
Result: African population control…and a very Good School.