on 15 November 2008
The world is definitely overpopulated. I have regularly advocated that we kill off about 5-6 billion and leave around 100 million people left and start over. Kinda like hitting the reset button.
How would you decide which 100 million to keep?
Well actually... come to think of it. That's about the actual population of the US. Though you would rather live in france.
Either by some kind of centralized planning or completely at random to be fair.
And keeping all members of one country would be unfair, although that would at least offer the benefit of everyone speaking the same language. Although I would consider it to be a huge loss if every other language and culture was eradicated. The world would be a boring ass place if there were only one predominant culture.
We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers…Also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls. The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge. –Raoul Duke
It is hard to shed anything but crocodile tears over White House speechwriter Patrick Buchanan's tragic analysis of the Nixon debacle. "It's like Sisyphus," he said. "We rolled the rock all the way up the mountain...and it rolled right back down on us...." Neither Sisyphus nor the commander of the Light Brigade nor Pat Buchanan had the time or any real inclination to question what they were doing...a martyr, to the bitter end, to a "flawed" cause and a narrow, atavistic concept of conservative politics that has done more damage to itself and the country in less than six years than its liberal enemies could have done in two or three decades. -Hunter S. Thompson