Re: kiddos--

From: Doug vanderHoof (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Feb 09 2006 - 12:31:23 PST

On 2/9/06 1:51 PM, "Barbara Keating" <email suppressed> wrote:

> In some countries it is necessary to have larger
> families, to farm, to work, and because not so many
> children survive even their early years,
> B
    Quite true, with the possible substitution of "desired" for
"necessary"--I'm speaking very carefully here, recognizing that we don't
have the luxury of a test case where they don't have children. Of course,
these children are still environmental burdens, but nothing on the scale of
middle class North American children.

    Just to forestall a discussion-clogging misapprehension, let all these
children be cared for and loved to limits of their society. They should get
the best everyone has to offer and be cherished by their families, their
villages and "villages", and their governments. Okay? I just want people
to be happy not to bear any more for a while.

    Barbara, was your other point that poor farming people can't afford to
make film and that's related to having children? I'm not sure I got your
point, though I'm interested to.


Doug vanderHoof
Modern Media
Bucktown, Chicago


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