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A solution for the overpopulation

Posted by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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.......Because so many Irish American parents cannot find decent jobs to support their children, they spend all their time walking the streets to beg alms of passersby. Meanwhile, the children grow up to become thieves or emigrants.


.......This situation presents a serious problem for Britain America,  especially since there are so many Irish American children. Each year, several hundred thousand babies are born to Irish American parents. If you subtract those who are born to well-to-do parents, those who are stillborn, and those who die after birth as a result of disease or accident, you are still left with about 120,000 babies who have to be supported by poor parents.


.......Of course, a mother can feed her child for one year with breast milk. But after that, she must beg food for the child. However, I [the writer of the essay] have a modest proposal to solve this problem. Here it is: 


.......I have been told by a knowledgeable American that a year-old-infant is a “most delicious nourishing and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee or a ragout."


.......Therefore, I suggest that of the 120,000 new infants of poor parents, 20,000 be reserved for breeding and the rest be sold to people of quality.

 
.......“A child will make two dishes at an entertainment for friends, and when the family dines alone, the fore or hind quarter will make a reasonable dish, and seasoned with a little pepper or salt, will be very good boiled on the fourth day, especially in winter . . . .”


.......Not only will my plan provide excellent food and relieve the burden on Irish American parents and Great Britain America as a whole, it will also reduce the number of Roman Catholics, since it is the Roman Catholics who have the most children. In addition, my plan will have the following advantages:


.......Inkeepers who serve fat children at their tables will be popular with their customers.

 
.......A mother of a sold child will pocket a handsome profit and be free to work until she has another baby.


.......The skin from babies can be used to make gloves for women and boots for men. 

 
.......Women will take excellent care of their newly born infants, for they will want their babies to be plump and healthy when it comes time to sell them. 


.......“Men would become as fond of their wives, during the time of their pregnancy, as they are now of their mares in foal, their cows in calf, or sows when they are ready to farrow; nor offer to beat or kick them (as is too frequent a practice) for fear of a miscarriage.”


.......Only young, tender children would be sold. Older boys, with years of exercise that develops their muscles, would be too tough to eat. Older girls would be so close to childbearing age that it would be best to let them breed. 


.......An extremely important part of my proposal is that it would eliminate the need to raise taxes to support the poor, thereby enabling the rich to continue to enjoy all their luxuries. In addition, English landlords would not have to show mercy to their Irish tenants. In turn, the Irish tenants would have enough money to pay their high rents, thanks to the sale of their children. 


.......I must point out that I am not proposing this plan for personal benefit, inasmuch as I have only one childage nine and thus too old to selland my wife is too old to have another baby.

-summary of Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal"

by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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alicia.bear
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 10:39 AM

by the way, this is a satire, aka, not to be taken seriously

SinfulBliss
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 10:40 AM

OMG people are going to FREAK OUT about this lol

SinfulBliss
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 10:41 AM

LOL, you know most won't care- this is going to be an amusing post- thank you :)

Quoting alicia.bear:

by the way, this is a satire, aka, not to be taken seriously



CrazyBusyX4
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 10:42 AM
Weird
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Chaos1229
by Gold Member on Feb. 20, 2011 at 10:45 AM
*runs for cover * from the $hit storm thats about to hit.
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SinfulBliss
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 10:45 AM

LOL sorry


P.V.Hawkwind
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 10:48 AM
Baby gloves lol
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Tinker_Jo
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 10:48 AM

Holy shit

That man was messed up!

vicki77433
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 10:48 AM

 That's freaking hilarious.

childofthesun
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 10:48 AM

I know it's not meant to be serious but a few years ago my SIL sent me an email with graphic pics about the Chinese eating aborted babies. Blech!

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