Monday, 21 February 2011

Human dignity

If two people live in an apartment, and there are two bathrooms, then both have freedom of the bathroom. You can go to the bathroom anytime you want to and stay as long as you want to for whatever you need. And everyone believes in the freedom of the bathroom; it should be right there in the Constitution.

But if you have twenty people in the apartment and two bathrooms, no matter how much every person believes in freedom of the bathroom, there is no such thing. You have to set up times for each person, you have to bang at the door: "Aren't you through yet?" and so on. In the same way, democracy cannot survive overpopulation. Human dignity cannot survive it. Convenience and decency cannot survive it. As you put more and more people onto the world, the value of life not only declines, it disappears. It doesn't matter if someone dies. The more people there are, the less one individual matters.


Adelaide Dupont said...

Yes, freedom does tend to collapse with greater numbers involved.

One person = one use of the bathroom/toilet.

(Unless of course it's a communual one in which more than one can use with impunity).

AS-4-L said...

If the bathrooms are busy I'd just use the sink.

Beastinblack said...

You would have to fight for that sink though. Only the fittest will win.