“Better to have children in Ethiopia than UK”

Doctors' advice to Britons: have fewer children and help save the planet from The Guardian, Friday July 25 2008 I read with some embarrassment the title under which prof.John Guillebaud, and dr.Pip Hayes, express their views in the British Medical Journal. It read: “Better to have children in Ethiopia than UK” Prof. Guillebaud is a Former Co-chair of OPT (Optimum Population Trust) , Emeritus Professor of Family Planning and Reproductive Health, UC London. Ex-Medical Director, Margaret Pyke Centre for Family Planning. The OPT is my favourite source of information and an inspiration for action on population issues. Of course I agree with the article as regard family planning, it is about time that such the burning issue of overpopulation should be exposed for what it is: a stupid taboo which hides the urgency of its solution. Bu that title is clouding the issue by a politically correct deformation of reality and I found it quite disturbing. Is this affirmation a message to make us, debased and spoilt Westerners, feel guilty, or was it an unfortunate report by the Guardian ? Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in an impoverished Africa, and it has already its heavy burden of a raising population, which is projected to reach between 147 million and 195 million in 2050—a tenfold increase in a century. Isn’t this enough tragedy? If we think that more children in Ethiopia should be welcome, think of the destruction of its forests and the unsustainable depletion of resources, the most awesome ecological tragedy and increasing poverty, which is a consequence of this rapid population growth. More babies in Ethiopia, indeed. More deaths and more climate change in Third World countries with a fragile ecosystem, defendless and undernourished people, is this what prof. Guillebaud suggests? Their suffering should prevent him to make such foolish remarks, which sound like an encouragement to breed. These poor people may have a lower footprint than us, but they would love to increase it, if only they could. Prof. Guillebaud should know that what counts is not the footprints, but the number of feet. It is the population in the Third World, where it is going to grow in the near future, where there is the greatest number of young people waiting to reproduce, which is the real danger to the planet and to themselves,

The underclass's use of contraception

This Story is set in Lausanne (Switzerland) where I happily live: but for how long?
See below!

Introducing Lucinda Oliviera, the femme de ménage Portugaise that Marisa employs because the Swiss won't do the same work , even for a very high wage (but things are going to change soon):

Lucinda is a wise worldly lady, who would deserve to have her own Blog, like "The world according to Lucinda". She resists the crass amorality of a mounting underclass of uprooted immigrants who have invaded Europe lured by the prospect of Economic Growth, the availability of Free Health Service and the generosity of Welfare , which they embrace enthusiastically, by expensive treatments.

To come to the point, this is the story:

Lucinda 's neighbour is an immigrant with 12 children and three grandchildren all living in unsanitary conditions.

The grandchildren are her daughter's, who works in the streets (euphemism among the underclass for prostitute) and doesn't use protection.

The woman in question every night has to count the children of this extended family, to make sure that they all are at home.

One day, worn-out she approaches Lucinda and asks for comfort.
Lucinda suggests to go the to the doctor, who will give her something to stop making babies. The woman says she cannot pay. Lucinda says it costs nothing.

They go together and the doctor gives the woman some pills, to take every evening with a glass of water, before going to bed with her husband. That will do.

After two month, same woman gets pregnant again. Furiously , she goes to doctor and complains that the pills are no good.

The conversation goes like this:

Doctor: "Have you done as I said ?
Woman: " Oh oui , Monsieur, every evening, before going to bed , I gave one pill to my husband with one glass of water."

End of story.

This may be comical, but if you consider the unfettered and irresponsible breeding of a certain underclass especially among immigrants, who have promiscuous family arrangements producing a generation of neglected children, the picture is a worrying descent into anarchy, delinquency, social disorder and population rise of quantity at the expense of quality.