No idea where this disturbing little chain of logic came from. It struck me last night as I was trying to sleep, causing terrible nightmares about the kind of monster who would actually think of such things.
If I have many children, I contribute greatly to overpopulation.
If I have no children, I make no difference in this regard.
If I marry and have no children, I take one potential breeder out of the equation.
If I have dozens of children and arrange to render them all sterile, I have potentially removed that many of your children from the equation. And in a relatively non-violent manner, no less.
I'm not 100% sure on the math, but I think I'd actually help limit population growth more by raising an enormous family.
Granted, the "neuter my kids" part of the plan would see those children taken immediately by protective services, and rightly so.
But in the grand scheme of things? That would actually make the whole enterprise a whole lot more cost effective.
That IQ test this morning analyzed my thinking style or something, and labeled me a "Visionary Philosopher." I guess that's one way of putting it. But I have to say, if I heard someone describing ideas like this, that's not the term I'd use to describe them.