DAN SAVAGE: Population control. There's too many goddamn people on the planet...Sometimes in my darker moments I am anti-choice. I think abortion should be mandatory for about 30 years.
I've quoted this before, but it's so sublimely inane that one post can't do it justice.
i) To begin with, the Western world is generally suffering from reproduction below replacement rate. That's masked by immigration.
ii) Also, imagine the social consequences of no new children for 30 years. Just imagine a 30-year-gap between the current generation and the next generation. The extreme graying of the population. It would lead to the collapse of the infrastructure. Crucial jobs could not be filled.
Of course, Savage doesn't care because that will never happen in his lifetime. It's a throwaway line.
He's used to saying anything for effect. Saying anything to advance his political agenda. It's all about the present.
I doubt it's coincidental that Savage is an aging homosexual activist. No wonder he's so angry. It's all about sodomy all the time. He lives for sex.
Problem is: male vitality declines with age. No amount of viagra will make you feel like 20 again.
Most straight men regress the loss of sexual vitality, but most straight men do have other things to live for. They adjust. They have varied interests. They have people to live for.
Which raises another indelicate question: How do aging sodomites attract fresh meat? What's in it for the buff young men they crave? Even if they appeal to aging sodomites, what makes aging sodomites appealing to them? Not to mention homosexuals who play the receptive role. Once again, what's in it for them? What do they get out of that transaction? It can't be pleasant.
Offhand, it's hard to think of any bait beyond a financial inducement. Like rich spinsters with paid "escorts."