by Izzy Kalman (March 2004)
In my seminars on Anger Control, I explain how agriculture unleashed the explosion in human population by freeing us from the food limitations we experienced as hunter/gatherers. Since the Earth cannot sustain unlimited human population growth, wars, epidemics, contraception and abortion are some of the ways in which our population is controlled. A major difference between conservatives and liberals lies in their respective attitudes towards abortion and warfare. Liberals tend to be in favor of abortion and against warfare, while conservatives tend to be against abortion but more quick to endorse warfare. Both abortion and warfare are forms of killing. One or the other is needed for limiting the population explosion. The difference is that conservatives are more inclined to have people die once they have reached adulthood, while liberals want to have people die before they have left the womb. Which is better? That’s a tough philosophical question, and I don’t know the answer. All I do know is that both conservatives and liberals promote some form of death.