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  1. buck3200

    buck3200 Well-Known Member

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    .....you'd heard it all.

    Sick! Butchering little kids to save the planet

    Why We’re Choosing Not to Have Grandkids”

    To reproduce or not to reproduce: could any dilemma be more existential? On one side of the scales is the incomparable joy of bringing a new life into the world; on the other, the guilty awareness that that world is already at capacity.

    As parents, none of us want our children to face the same gruelling decision we had to make.

    “Which is why more and more of us are now opting to make it for them,” explains respected Los Angeles surgeon—and father—Dennis Barenbaum, MD.

    “This is the best gift anyone could give him,” say the parents of little Desi Kovacz, who was just wheeled into Dr Barenbaum’s anaesthesia bay. The remark is an act of self-reassurance more than anything. Their 19-month-old son is being prepped for his elective castration as we speak, but Mom and Dad are the ones suffering the nerves.

    Like so many history-changing memes before it, the so-called grandchildless movement has its epicentre in southern LA—not for nothing considered the early-adoption capital of the world.

    Speaking to Time in a tasteful Cedars-Sinai waiting suite, the Kovaczes admit they were leaning towards the less radical option of vasectomy at first. But it would have meant Desi wearing a plastic collar to keep him from licking himself afterwards—just at the crucial time he was auditioning for local preschools.

    “Getting into a decent one is insanely competitive, and [success or failure] will affect his entire life,” says mom Elisel Mitchell, the jewelry entrepreneur. “In the end, we decided we’d never forgive ourselves if Desi didn’t make the cut because of a silly bucket over his head.”

    In California’s trendiest, most eco-informed zipcodes it’s fast becoming a faux pas to forget (or refuse) to desex your kids. While it isn’t a hanging offence on the scale of, say, smoking—not yet at least—locals here are keenly aware that a failure to family-plan ahead has its social penalties. Many of LA’s hottest restaurants won’t even seat grandchildren. And they’re as fully-booked as ever—a reflection, it would appear, of Angelenos’ growing demand for grandkid-free spaces.



    Mark Maslin is a climate biologist at University College in London, England. He also happens to be a world authority on the dangers of human population.

    Professor Maslin says the movement against grandkids is “a laudable one that’s [come along] just in time, I hope, to buy the planet a future—if not for our children, then for our children’s children.”

    With fingers in a veritable empire of businesses catering to the ecological crisis, Maslin isn’t bragging when he boasts he’s “[extremely well-]paid to know what I’m talking about here.”

    And he refuses to mince his words. “Unless we drastically reduce our numbers on this planet, and do it now, people are going to start dying. Sooner than you think. Heck, sooner than I think.”

    Maslin says he’s met a number of families who’ve chosen to forgo grandkids, and envies their strength of principle. “What sacrifice could be greater than to know you’ll never throw a cricket ball at your granddaughter in the back yard?”

    These are ordinary people, he emphasizes—not monsters.

    “Nobody enjoys making decisions like this. And with the cost of a hospital stay these days, especially in the States, parents are hardly jumping up and down with enthusiasm to book their little boy or girl in.

    “But the fact that they’re malthusiastic,” he adds, “only makes them more heroic, in my books, for taking the leap.”



    The majority of pregnancies in America are still caused by white men, so it’s hardly surprising if most of Dr Barenbaum’s little patients are the sons of Caucasian couples.

    But females are almost half the equation.

    On the other side of the Valley, pediatric surgeon Henrick Wan says tubal ligations are now the mainstay of his busy roster. Dr Wan is bound by ethics to inform prospective customers about a range of less invasive options too, most of which target their daughter’s vulva or vagina.

    A technique called total infibulation—once associated mainly with Islamic Americans—is a popular alternative, explains the urogenital specialist. The operation, which he says makes intercourse “prohibitively painful,” can safely be carried out at any age from 12 months up, when a child’s labia are strong enough to hold stitches.

    “In medical terms, [infibulation] is deterrent, rather than definitive, surgery,” says Dr Wan. “But parents tell me they’re very happy with the peace of mind it’s given them.”

    Like most States, California authorizes non-Muslim parents to consent to the procedure only if it would spare them ‘economic or emotional hardship.’ But that’s not exactly a high bar to meet in a country more anxious about overpopulation than ever.



    Seven days post-op, Desi is making a good recovery, and already seems to be just about pain- and trauma-free. (His little brain isn’t capable of forming long-term memories and resentments yet, explains father Gary Kovacz.)

    But the family’s eldest child, 4, who is reproductively intact, hasn’t done quite so well. He had a rough time processing his kid brother’s alteration at first, says mom Elisel.

    “The day we brought Desi home, Corey became really withdrawn. He even started wetting his bed again, which is understandable. These are big themes for a child to handle.”

    The Kovaczes tried every explanation they could think of. Then, at breakfast yesterday, Gary says he jokingly compared the situation to that of Game of Thrones’ Grey Worm, one of the eight or 10 main characters who’ve been neutered on the HBO show.

    “Theon Greyworm [sic] is Cor’s favorite,” explains his dad. “It was a throwaway comment, but it did the trick. Just like that, he thought Des was the coolest baby brother ever.”

    “Corey’s actually a bit jealous now,” adds mom Elisel.

    “At bath-time last night, he was waddling around the house, [genitals] tucked between his legs, insisting he was a ‘unicorn,’” she says, laughing at the adorable malapropism.

    Elisel, who is expecting again, was so happy with the experience of working with Dr Barenbaum’s team that she’s already booked her next boy or girl in for surgery. In spite of this proactive thinking, though, the family faces a long waiting list. In a sign of the times, Barenbaum’s services are so popular that he won’t be able to fit the child in before its sixth birthday.

    But all’s well that ends well. The Kovaczes’ favorite preschool just called back: Desi starts terrorizing the sandpits in 2019. ■

     
  2. Rick Barker

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  3. rapid86

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    Notice how the liberal slime always talks about killing off someone else. Never about setting an example.
     
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    Pfffffft- Gloria Stienem.
     
  5. buck3200

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    It also brought this cartoon immediately to mind.....

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  6. pcrannel

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    I can find no search criteria that will bring up this article or any like it. I'm guessing "fake news".
     
  7. buck3200

    buck3200 Well-Known Member

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    You mean this part didn't give it away for ya....

    "Speaking to Time in a tasteful Cedars-Sinai waiting suite, the Kovaczes admit they were leaning towards the less radical option of vasectomy at first. But it would have meant Desi wearing a plastic collar to keep him from licking himself afterwards—just at the crucial time he was auditioning for local preschools".

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    I think it would be hilarious if the kid whose parents had him castratedhe wanted to adopt 7 or 8 kids !
     
  10. Bocephas

    Bocephas Well-Known Member

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    I don't believe this.
    I would think no parent has the right to have their child fixed to where they can't reproduce.

    HITLER IS DEAD
     
  11. MackC85

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    If this isn't fake news, you are looking at the next multi-billion dollar lawsuits when these kids come of age. It will make asbestos suits chump change.

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  12. timberfaller

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    Sounds like he is a student of Ebonics, studied modern Forest Practices to much(harvest the future forest to save the present) and Margaret Sanger must be his Mentor.

    And anyone who equates his "income" as to their intelligence is quite the opposite!! But then look no further then the Federal agency's!!