Antinatalism

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Re: Antinatalism

#901  Postby Sendraks » Jan 11, 2016 8:29 pm

laklak wrote:They can talk all they want, they'll be on an island several miles off the mainland so we won't hear them. We'll all take turns refilling the feeder hoppers and hosing them off. Just think, no more squalling babies on airplanes, no kiddie menus, no goddamn school buses clogging up the roads, no "family friendly" entertainment. This could revolutionize society as we know it.


This needs to become the next big selling piece of young adult fiction.

Minus all the rebellion and teenage angst crap though.
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Re: Antinatalism

#902  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Jan 11, 2016 8:31 pm

I suppose we fill the feeders with Fruit Loops?
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Re: Antinatalism

#903  Postby laklak » Jan 11, 2016 8:53 pm

And electrolytes. Kids crave electrolytes.
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Re: Antinatalism

#904  Postby Sendraks » Jan 11, 2016 9:09 pm

They're what kids need.
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Re: Antinatalism

#905  Postby Fallible » Jan 11, 2016 9:12 pm

That and a good thrashing.
She battled through in every kind of tribulation,
She revelled in adventure and imagination.
She never listened to no hater, liar,
Breaking boundaries and chasing fire.
Oh, my my! Oh my, she flies!
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Re: Antinatalism

#906  Postby Thommo » Jan 11, 2016 11:13 pm

All you need is love.
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Re: Antinatalism

#907  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Jan 11, 2016 11:24 pm

And silence.
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#908  Postby Thommo » Jan 11, 2016 11:26 pm

Silence is golden.
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#909  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Jan 11, 2016 11:30 pm

And that's why we keep them on the island.
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#910  Postby Thommo » Jan 11, 2016 11:47 pm

Islands in the stream.
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Re: Antinatalism

#911  Postby OlivierK » Jan 12, 2016 12:14 am

Scot Dutchy wrote:FFS who is talking about victorian methods. Children being seen and not heard is the way I think children should behave. How it is achieved does not have to be by any method. The thing here is somehow in the minds of certain individuals this immediately deduced as the victorian method. This happens often here by people who live in a very little world. Say anything to them that collides with that little world and bingo and they are on their high horses.

No, Scot, the usual cultural connotation of "children should be seen but not heard" is that of Victorian parenting methods:
What Does "Kids Should Be Seen & Not Heard" Mean?

The phrase that kids should be seen and not heard infers that a child's place is to be quiet and well-behaved. This was a widespread sentiment during the Victorian era of 1837 to 1901 when the typical family raised about a half dozen kids, points out Asa Briggs in her book "Victorian People: A Reassessment of Persons and Themes, 1851-67." According to the University of Liverpool, the idea that children shouldn't have a voice in their lives lingered well into the 20th century.

Victorian era values prescribed that every facet of a child's life should be governed by his parents or guardians, says the University of Liverpool. At the time, little distinction was made between children and property, and so there was no reason for children to speak in company, as they were expected to merely do as they were told without question.
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#912  Postby OlivierK » Jan 12, 2016 12:15 am

Scot Dutchy wrote:Yes my mind boggles as well at the hypocritical nonsense people cram out about anyone who thinks differently than their little tiny world. Who in the fucking hell do you think you are?

Somebody needs a mirror.
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Re: Antinatalism

#913  Postby OlivierK » Jan 12, 2016 12:35 am

Back on topic, if I had to choose a group of people to exile to island-based chicken coops, I can think of groups that would provide greater benefits to society than sending children. Bratty, gobbish adults, for example.
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Re: Antinatalism

#914  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Jan 12, 2016 12:38 am

At least there's hope for growth and real change when they're bratty, snobbish kids.
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Re: Antinatalism

#915  Postby laklak » Jan 12, 2016 2:33 am

The children are there for their own protection. And to fatten them up.
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Re: Antinatalism

#916  Postby monkeyboy » Jan 12, 2016 7:43 am

laklak wrote: And to fatten them up.

Will there be crackling?
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Re: Antinatalism

#917  Postby logical bob » Jan 12, 2016 10:52 am

Couldn't resist dropping in to say that this is the 50,000th time this topic has been viewed. What do I win?
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Re: Antinatalism

#918  Postby Warren Dew » Jan 12, 2016 2:45 pm

Sendraks wrote:
laklak wrote:They can talk all they want, they'll be on an island several miles off the mainland so we won't hear them. We'll all take turns refilling the feeder hoppers and hosing them off. Just think, no more squalling babies on airplanes, no kiddie menus, no goddamn school buses clogging up the roads, no "family friendly" entertainment. This could revolutionize society as we know it.

This needs to become the next big selling piece of young adult fiction.

It's been done.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_of_the_Flies
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Re: Antinatalism

#919  Postby Sendraks » Jan 12, 2016 2:50 pm



Technically the Lord of the Flies is the template for all Young Adult Fiction, most of which appears to be a variation on that books theme. Anyone talking knowingly about YAF already knows this.

Well, apart from the readers themselves who keep lapping this identikit bullshit up.
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Re: Antinatalism

#920  Postby The_Metatron » Jan 12, 2016 6:38 pm

That book always pisses me off. The fuckers get away with it.
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