An immodest proposal that also preserves and extends a woman’s right to choose, is self-regulating, market-driven and self-financing while improving medical research and voluntarily reducing potentially inferior populations… all accomplished incrementally
By Dr. Joseph Mangleasy, PhD, NSAES, Lifetime Member of Mensa International from early childhood (excluding years 1943 through 1945 inclusive) and the seven-time recipient of the very prestigious All Ivy Defender of the Faith Award
Editor’s note: Dr. Joseph Mangleasy’s most recent biography Margaret Sanger: Planned Parenthood’s Prophetess of Perfection will be available at the next full moon.
— Kramer Killread Esquire, Editor-in-Chief
September 1, 2015, Berlin, Rensselaer County, New York – Feel like this year’s July 4th celebration was a little hotter than last year’s? Probably true for most of you, as this July was the planet’s warmest month on record. The average temperature was 61.86 degrees Fahrenheit, besting the mark of the previous July records set in 1998 and 2010 by a full one-seventh of a degree according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. While one-seventh of a degree doesn’t sound like much: It is, for as NOAA notes, the previous records were broken by a 20th of a degree or less. One-seventh of a degree is a very large jump. There is a hot time on the old planet tonight and it is getting hotter all the time!
As Californians fry and the drought on the west coast continues unabated, new research proves beyond a denier’s doubt that the increasing temperatures are caused by the burning of fossil fuels and the other activities of Mother Earth’s human populations as these rapidly growing populations attempt to provide themselves with electricity and other forms of energy, transportation, cell phones, tablets, clothing, shelter and other necessities such as food… while California’s forests burn to ash. And not just in California, as forest fires burn uncontrolled in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. And the wild fires of our west are just one indication of what is to come. First you will be consumed by the heat or die of thirst and then, if you survive, you risk drowning as the polar ice melts and the oceans rise to create ocean front property in Arizona, pretty much doing away with most of California and much of the east coast. Bye-bye Manhattan, so long Florida… sacrificed to the needs of ever growing human populations as man-made climate change rages on!
“How fast are Mother Earth’s ravenous human populations growing?” you ask. There are 7 billion now and that number will grow to over 9 billion by 2050. There is a lot of unprotected hanky-panky going on in the boudoirs of the under classes of Mother Earth’s industrialized nations in spite of the easy availability of birth control… and in the poverty stricken of Mother Earth’s third world, unprotected hanky-panky is even more rampant!
Here in America, no matter how many edible cucumbers are sacrificed in sex education classes, unprotected sex marches on or should I say thrusts forward in our poorer neighborhoods. Given our experiences with the under classes here in America, there is little hope that making birth control readily available to third world human populations will reduce the birth rate of these populations. What is the result of all this unprotected hanky-panky… aside from aids and other sexually transmitted disease? Offspring, tons and tons of human offspring!
Do you not tire paying for all those “free” breakfast, lunch and dinner programs at your public schools… programs required by all those surplus human offspring. And there are all those “free” food stamp programs… and all those “free” healthcare programs.. and “free” cell phones and lots other “free” stuff… paid for by you and me, for there is no such thing as a free lunch unless, of course, you are a member of the hanky-panky poor and their inadvertent offspring… as their ever increasing needs destroy Mother Earth!
Those least capable of caring for the results of their unprotected hanky-panky continue to breed like rabbits. Want to get frightened? Check out Worldometer’s population counter at http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/.
And over a billion of our present world-wide human populations are chronically malnourished and starving. Do you not tire of having “Dances with the Stars” or some other of your favorite programs interrupted by the burning image of a poor African child, bare-foot and almost naked, with a huge distended belly, standing in an open sewer and staring at you with those large very sad eyes, a tear running down her right cheek as she holds out her left hand pleading for a tiny morsel to eat? … all captured on your new high-def flat screen 60-inch TV screen! Breaks your heart! And there is some fat blond bimbo standing off to the right of the poor starving urchin saying something like, “For 25 cents a week you can feed and clothe this poor child and give her a future.”
Why the hell doesn’t that fat blond bimbo skip a meal. She could feed a whole village and lose a pound or two of ugly belly fat in the bargain. And what happens when you donate that 25 cents a week, a mere dollar a month? The urchin grows up and has a bunch more offspring and where there was one poor urchin standing in an open sewer, there are now ten! Some solution. The more you feed them, the larger this population grows. And with your heart close to breaking you continue to feed them.
The result: these billions multiply and place even greater stress on our precious environment causing even more global warming driving even more man-made climate change and you continue to feed them enabling even more unprotected hanky-panky causing more offspring causing more global warming causing more man-made climate change in a never ending cycle of environmental destruction. As economist Jeffrey Sachs, columnist for Scientific American and Earth Institute director points out, “Agriculture is the main driver of most ecological problems on the planet. We are literally eating away the other species on the planet.”
To expand food production, humans deforest the environment and destroy Earth’s bio-diversity. Humans fertilize the fields with nitrous oxide which, in turn, pollutes the water. Their ever-increasing cattle herds produce methane by the ton and account for one third of all global greenhouse gas emissions from human activity.
Sound far-fetched? One cow releases a total of 70 to 120 kg of methane utilizing both ends to efficiently produce this prodigious output. The destructive effect of this methane on the environment is 23 times greater than that of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. World-wide there are 1.5 billion cows and bulls who burp and fart out the equivalent of two billion tons of CO2 a year, one third of global greenhouse gas emissions from all human activity… bovine revenge on a truly gastronomically Herculean scale!
What is today’s solution to this bovine methane madness? You are told to give up your medium-rare rib-eye and become a vegetarian so that you can continue to feed those starving billions enabling them to continue to breed like rabbits and produce ever more starving billions.
And what other environmental policies are put in place? Reduce your use of fossil fuels, drive a very expensive electric car with a top speed of 25 miles per hour for a maximum of 30 minutes before recharging the batteries, turn off your lights, stop watching your 60-inch HD flat screen TV after already giving up your rib-eye for a bowl of rabbit food… an appropriate delicacy given that much of the population is breeding like rabbits.
How successful are all these environmental policies? Not very. Whatever success they have is countered by your humanity… your understandable inability to stand the sight of starving children and thus your humane and compassionate need to feed them. In fact not only does your compassionate feeding of Earth’s starving billions negate whatever environmental progress those policies may accomplish, that compassionate feeding actually makes things worse, for feeding those breeding billions enables them to continue to breed and add even more billions of starving and malnourished to their numbers placing even more stress on Mother Earth. The destruction of our environment continues apace with the needs of our ever increasing human populations. Eventually Mother Earth will run out of even rabbit food.
What to do about this conundrum… this Gordian knot of consuming human compassion and entangling environmental policies that fuel global warming by enabling human populations to continue to grow and to continue their inexorable destruction of Mother Earth? Truth is, Mother Earth’s human populations are now committing the slow motion compassionate suicide of the species as they destroy their very source of sustenance, for they are eating their seed corn.
We must slice through this suicidal compassion and these ineffective environmental policies. With an Alexandrian slash of reason’s mighty sword, we must cut this Gordian knot once and for all and formulate a nuanced solution to save Mother Earth by first attacking the problem at its source… the human uterus. That is where the problem originates and that is where the solution must begin!
The obvious and most efficient solution is some form of required sterilization combined with medical procedures, such as mandatory abortions, to control any excess population that sterilization failed to prevent under the supervision of a benevolent government. National governments, perhaps under United Nations leadership and auspices, could regulate the sterilizations of inferior populations and require abortions and other medical procedures where necessary.
However, with the unfortunate history of National Socialist Germany casting a long shadow over the future with its heavy-handed eugenics programs, its foolhardy and ultimately self-destructive final solution and the ill-considered medical research programs that accompanied that solution, today’s populations, particularly the elite populations of the United States and Europe, will not tolerate policies to reduce surplus breeding implemented through direct actions by governments even though they sympathize with those policies’ goals. Just will not happen!
To overcome this reluctance on the part of the elites to use direct force, governments must establish a softer, indirect strategy to attack the problem and attack it at its aforementioned source: the human uterus. They must establish a strategy that encourages women to have abortions voluntarily. Such a strategy has the added advantage of eliminating the visual objects that cause self-destructive compassion. If the program established to implement such a strategy is successful, there is no need for any other programs. To reduce the financial burden of such a program and eliminate the need for direct funding by the government and the onerous concomitant tax increases, the program must also be self-funding.
How is this to be done? What program can governments adopt to encourage women to voluntarily participate? Governments should take a page from the economic theories of capitalism’s sacred, gas belching cow, Adam Smith his very own self, and use his “invisible hand” to set in motion the market forces necessary to encourage women to participate in the program. In other words, governments must unleash the forces of the marketplace and use the fingers of the market’s “invisible hand” to gently guide women to seek abortions voluntarily. Such a plan requires no governmental force: Women will choose to participate willingly.
How would such a program work? Easy, make the abortions free! Not only make the abortions free, but pay women to have them and pay them in such a way that there is an incentive to continue participation when necessary. There is no need to force sterilizations and abortions. There is no need for more expensive but failing birth control programs. There is no need for messy judicial proceedings that can have historical repercussions.
Many of you reading this, particularly my dedicated Progressive fellow travelers, are shocked by the use of capitalism to accomplish one of our most important and cherished goals. Remember, we have never denied that the forces of the capitalism’s marketplace exist. Rather we have maintained that these forces are immoral because they create the income inequality we so detest. This proposal uses the invisible hand of government to direct the invisible hand of capitalism’s marketplace to accomplish the goal of reducing the world’s populations and thus reducing the destruction of Mother Earth by the munching millions upon millions. I call these abortions Envirobortions.
How do governments make the Envirobortion Program self-funding and even more invisible? They use private non-profit organizations such as Planned Parenthood to perform the envirobortions and allow them to manage the program. To cover costs, these organizations will harvest high-quality fetal tissue for medical research and sell the tissue to pharmaceutical corporations for research.
Pharmaceutical corporations are willing to pay and pay dearly for this basic research material as they compete to discover the next cure for some disease like Alzheimer’s or some incurable genetic condition, for these cures are worth millions. Planned Parenthood has already established what can be considered a successful pilot for such a self-funding program and they already sell fetal tissue to pharmaceutical corporations.
The competition for the fetal tissue will create a market place that will cause the price for this tissue to rise enabling the non-profit organization to cover even more of the cost of the “free” envirobortions.
And the harvest is not over. There is even more money to be made to further cover the costs of the program. The non-profit organizations can then sell the remaining fetal tissue to food processing corporations. These corporations are already adept at using protein, such as that extracted from soy beans, to create substitutes for meat products in general and beef products in particular. And they already use turkey to produce substitute beef products such as “turkey pastrami,” which can be purchased at any supermarket today. It would be relatively easy for them to create substitute beef products from the harvested protein.
Initially, the availability of fetal protein will be limited and thus in short supply. These food processing corporations would compete for the limited supply of this protein in order to create protein rich, high-priced delicacies. In turn, these delicacies are marketed to compete with other meat delicacies such as Kobe beef. Kobe beef sells for at least $100.00 a pound and can sell for as much as $350 a pound.
The “invisible hand” of the unprincipled free market would direct food processing corporations to create beef substitute delicacies to compete in this marketplace and they would be encouraged to do so by the price advantage they would enjoy since the protein they are using is much cheaper than Kobe beef and other expensive beef delicacies. I have great confidence in these enterprising corporations to develop the high quality beef substitute beef products and the marketing strategies necessary to compete in this market. To get the program rolling, the government would offer these corporations generous tax credits.
As the Envirobortion Program expands and the supply of fetal protein increases, the government can set up a grading program similar to that of the USDA in order to protect the established high-priced delicacy market and expand into the less expensive markets. Thus, the highest quality protein would be labeled SUPER PRIME. The next grade would be PRIME, then CHOICE and then SELECT, the last grade. Fetal protein that does not qualify for human consumption would be used for pet food.
Now that the Envirobortion Program has expanded and the supply of fetal protein greatly increased, the same food processing corporations would develop and market less expensive beef-substitute products to compete in the much larger beef market for standard cuts of beef which will over time reduce the demand for beef. As the market for beef shrinks, the cattle herds will also shrink. As a result, there will be fewer cows to defile the environment with their double-barreled unnatural gaseous assault on our precious Mother Earth.
To maximize the quality and the weight of fetal tissue, the non-profit, following government regulation, would pay women according to the weight of the fetus. To avoid complications during an envirobortion, government regulation would require envirobortions no later than 39 weeks to avoid medical complications. Since the fetus averages a good 6.9 lbs at 39 weeks, many women, if not most, will choose 39 weeks for the procedure. After the first envirobortion, the non-profits would give bonuses for additional envirobortions to encourage continued participation in the program and insure a steady supply of the product.
How would this program reduce the potentially inferior populations who require public assistance… those who breed most and are least capable of caring for the results of that breeding activity because of their culture and the resulting poverty? The answer is quite simple: Because these breeders are in need of money, they will voluntarily participate in the Envirobortion Program. The chances of them changing their behavior and reducing or eliminating unplanned breeding is quite small but it does not really matter. Most will continue to hanky-panky to their vibrating uterus’s delight and continue to participate in the Envirobortion Program for the money… a win-win of sorts in a strange kind of way.
Planned Parenthood has already provided what can be considered a feasibility study by placing 79% of its abortion clinics within walking distance of poor neighborhoods, most of which are African-American or Hispanic. That is where the market is for their abortion services.
In 2011 (the last year for which statistics are available), the Center for Disease Control found that 78% of all abortions performed in New York City were performed on African-Americans and Hispanics. There were 76,251 abortions performed. (Note: that is 526,131.9 pounds of wasted protein with a market value of more than $26 million at half today’s price of Kobe beef.) Abortions of African-Americans accounted for 35,188 (242,797.2 pounds of protein, over $12 million in market value) or 46.1% of the total. Abortions of Hispanics accounted for 23,959 (165,317.1 pounds of protein or over $8 million in market value) or 31.4%. Without any laws or market incentives, the African-American and Hispanic communities voluntarily aborted 59,146 fetuses or the previously mentioned 78% of the total number of abortions performed… that is 408,107.4 pounds of wasted protein and over $20 million in today’s market value. And most if not all of those having these abortions had to actually pay for them!
Here is the socio-economic nail in the coffin of the compassionate, tender hearted opposition to this program: 69% of all those having abortions are economically disadvantaged, meaning most of them are probably on some form of public assistance, meaning welfare. I publically thank Planned Parenthood for their foresight and service to America and the world, for they have proven beyond all doubt that the Envirobortion Program will work and work well.
The Envirobortion Program does not require government enforcement, for participation is voluntary. There is no heavy-handed government enforcement as in National Socialist Germany. There are no official government squads rounding up people and forcing them to abort their fetuses. There are no racial, ethnic, cultural or religious cleansing laws. There are no judicial proceedings.
Participation in the program is completely voluntary. It is self-funding and market-driven and thus “invisible” as the “invisible hand” of a benevolent government directs the “invisible hand” of the market place to save Mother Earth. It extends a woman’s right to choose and makes that choice profitable. The populations least capable of caring for unplanned and probably unwanted offspring are the populations most likely to volunteer to participate as Planned Parenthood has proven.
The result of participation in the program is a slow but steady decline in Mother Earth’s human populations which reduce the stress on the environment, first in the United States and Europe and eventually in the entire world. As the world’s population decreases, the need for electricity and other forms of energy, transportation, cell phones, tablets, clothing, shelter and other necessities such as food will decrease and as the need decreases, pollution and man-created destruction of the environment will be reduced and eventually eliminated.
There will be a growing and eventually significant increase in environmentally safe protein as a food source resulting in a decrease in environmentally destructive methane from cattle as the need for beef is reduced. Cattle herds will still exist but in much smaller numbers, so there will still be a supply of such delicacies as rib-eye steaks for those who can afford it. And science will have the best fetal tissue for the medical research that will lead to the elimination of such terrible diseases as Alzheimer’s and perhaps even lead to the development of growable replacement human parts.
This description of the Envirobortion Program is quite general and needs much fleshing out. However, I firmly believe that it is the answer to today’s environmental conundrum. It is a multi-faceted program that will work and work well within the cultural, economic and legal limitations of our age and it will slow-boil the forces of environmental destruction until they are lobster red and quite dead… a process that gives the human populations time to adjust. Implement the Envirobortion Program and the sky will be the limit… a clear, bright, pollution free sky!