Posted: Apr 17, 2018 2:55 pm
by zulumoose
This is the main problem with moralism. Simply knowing the right thing to do is not enough.

Knowing the right thing to do is essential though. No matter how simple and clear any concept is, there is usually no difficulty finding a pool of denialists somewhere, who generate a lot of noise and keep the ignorance flowing. It is relatively easy to accomplish something when the vast majority are on the same page, to the extent that it is social/political suicide to remain in denial.

I have met a number of people who think it is absolute rubbish that there is a population explosion anywhere, even in Africa, or that there can be too many people, or that it holds back housing/education/progress when you have 10 kids. There is nothing so stupid it cannot be believed by those who want to.