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Friday, June 24, 2011

Al Gore on Empowering Women

The following quote was given last week by Al Gore at the Games for Change convention in New York City. When asked what could be done to address population growth, his response was telling.
“One of the things we could do about it is to change the technologies, to put out less of this pollution, to stabilize the population, and one of the principle ways of doing that is to empower and educate girls and women. You have to have ubiquitous availability of fertility management so women can choose how many children have, the spacing of the children.
You have to lift child survival rates so that parents feel comfortable having small families and most important — you have to educate girls and empower women. And that’s the most powerful leveraging factor, and when that happens, then the population begins to stabilize and societies begin to make better choices and more balanced choices.”
This is a striking statement of the animosity Al Gore and other powerful, influential elite people with measures of control over public policies and opinion have towards women like me, and in shaping our very minds. Apparently the reason I love babies so much is because I just didn't go in debt enough to the very education system which would have indoctrinated me to despise children and to see them as a curse, not a gift. These kind of people think that if I had a huge student loan strapped to my back right now I most likely would not be pregnant with my- gasp- third child. They could care less about the beauty of family and the historicity of it, but they do care that my third child will be breathing. Carbon emissions, you know.The UN doesn't want many children around breathing either, and they also think women should be educated out of having anything but a small family. ( see: II. ASSESSMENT OF PROGRESS MADE SINCE THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT 4/, 5/ and read number 8.)

I fully support the idea of educating women, but not into dark ideologies designed to suppress what God made women to be and what God made women to carry. True, not all women marry and have children, but until recently in history, most did. It is natural, after all. The joy of being impregnated with life, nurturing it for around 9 months and giving birth is one of the most incredible, powerful natural experiences a woman will ever experience. Women can be skilled in many things, and taught many trades. One skill that is natural to women of every race and continent had always been before the nurturing and creating of life. It is one of the most ancient abilities of women that our best science still can not fully grasp nor fully explain. It is a mystery contained withing a woman alone.

If we must educate women on the effects of a small family mindset, then  we must study the one country which has adopted and enforced this type of population control: China. Educate yourselves on the suicide, grief, trauma and violent violations suffered by millions of Chinese women and their sons and daughters. Listen to testimony of those who have had their children killed inside them to their horror and have sometimes even been shown their dead babies. Read about the forced sterilization of women, the ones who are drug out of their homes, screaming down their streets by family planning police. Study and see for yourself how this policy in China has caused human trafficking and kidnappings to rise, and societal upheaval which is rearing millions of men with no hope of finding wives.  China is out of balance, Mr. Gore, after decades of  following a small family policy. If this is the kind of balance you want to achieve, I must say no.

If small families are what you want to teach me, Mr. Gore, no thank you. You would steal from me the power and beauty of the pregnancies and births that will naturally come for me. You would steal the joy of watching another amazing human grow up as a beautiful and loving contributor in society. You would steal from me the right to make a reproductive choice as such thinking will never be 100% voluntary and force in some way is inevitable eventually if it were to be successful. You would steal from my family to be and leave the humongous wildlife refuges devoid of people and full of GMO plants. That is neither beautiful, nor enticing.

In the words of Martha Sears, married to the famous pediatrician Dr. Sears, "The world needs my children." You will not indoctrinate me out of them. I am too educated in joy, love, life, and the ramifications of human error. And besides, who would want to leave no room for orphans? Not me. I live in a world where there is always enough. I live in a world where children are a gift and not a curse. Teach people that kids are a curse and you will have a very hard time taking care of our orphans. You might choose to err on the side of sometimes faulty science. I will always choose to err on the side of love because love never fails.

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