Diane Francis' Life

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Di Bi

I was born and raised in Chicago, or Skokie Illinois to be precise. Had an idyllic childhood and wonderful parents, Paul and Mary Davis. My sister, Laurie Michie, lives in Overland Park, Kansas which is a wonderful community. Her husband, Scott, is an urban planner and vice president with Bucher Willis in Kansas City. A great guy and they have two terrific kids, Sarah and Aaron.

I got married to a Brit, Frank Francis, at 19 years of age and one year later we immigrated to Canada, or Toronto to be precise.
We started a graphic design and typesetting business, Francis Graphics, which became very successful. I left the business to stay at home with our two babies, Eric and Julie, for six years.

At 29, I decided to become a journalist and took a community college course. Within months, I landed a job at a small daily in a nearby suburb, Brampton.

Worked there for 15 months and went freelance. Built up a sizeable magazine "practice" as a generalist, then in 1981 was hired by the Toronto Star as a business writer. From that came radio, television gigs, book deals and a fabulous offer in 1987 from a rival media company. I then wrote four columns a week for Maclean's Magazine, The Financial Post and Toronto Sun.

In 1988, the Financial Post went daily, I became a director and in 1991 I was named Editor. It was the best job in journalism in Canada and we grew the business from an annual loss of millions to its ultimate purchase by Conrad Black and his Hollinger Company for $200 million.

Ever since, I've been Editor at Large of the larger entity, National Post, and it's been an interesting and frustrating ride.

In 2005, I decided to move to New York via Harvard's Shorenstein Fellowship and it's been a wonderful move. Now I'm a blogger which is really nothing more than a self-publishing journalist.

Manhattan is an amazing city and I'm thoroughly loving it here.

What's been most interesting, however, is the difference in the business and political cultures between Canada and the United States.

Americans embrace competition. Canadians usually avoid it if at all possible, or try and eliminate it. Americans like winners. Canadians resent them.

Politically, I'm a small "c" conservative in Canada which, surprisingly, makes me slightly left of the Democrats here. The Republicans are so extreme (social conservatism, religious fundamentalism and plutocratic disdain for government, except the military) that it's hard to comprehend their following but I'm trying and will be writing about U.S. politics as time goes on.

Stay tuned. Or comment.

100 Comments:

At 2:51 PM, Blogger Jeff "Chapper" Chapman said...

Greetings Diane,

We've never met. I'm doing a little research for CanWest MediaWorks and their requirements around SOX regulations.

Your blog came up as part of a google search. I stopped by just now and enjoyed your comment that your small 'c' conservative stance placed you somewhere left of the 'American' political centre.

I'll be interested in reading more about you and your progress from your blog and will try to find you again when using my home computer in order to subscribe. In the meantime, and to reciprocate, feel free to drop by and visit my blog -- I too, have some personal and professional postings on blogger.

By the way, what would be a good new word for inviting people to 'drop by and visit your blog'? A word for a blog visit. 'Blisit' you soon or 'Blisit' me anytime.

Anyway, blisit you later and continued success.

- Chapper
jeff@jeffchapman.com

 
At 6:48 AM, Blogger AnJaka said...

Hi Diane, yesterday I visited boat loan. maybe you will found some good the artilce site.
see you again, Diane

 
At 10:24 AM, Blogger paul a'barge said...

Let's see ... pontificating that others should have only one child while you have 2 children.

Right. And that makes you a ...
hypo_____ (fill in the 5 blanks)

 
At 10:31 AM, Blogger paul a'barge said...

You all can have only one child.

I have two.

 
At 10:35 AM, Blogger Magnus said...

If paul a'barge's word game is too hard, try this one:

____crite

It's only 4 letters.

 
At 10:42 AM, Blogger Eve said...

Which child would you have voluntarily aborted?

 
At 10:48 AM, Blogger Joseph said...

Diane,

I have a feeling you are going to get some really nasty comments on here, and frankly, you should. You cannot write about China one child policy when you yourself have two children. It's a decision individuals have to privately make.

By the way, even thought China has the one child policy, how's it working? They're building a new coal plant every week.

 
At 10:54 AM, Blogger A.G. Clifton said...

http://campaignspot.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MTI1OTE3ZjE5OGQwMDAyZjE1ZWVmMzg1MDY5N2MyYTY=

In case you're wondering about your hit count.

You espouse a world one-child policy in the Canadian Financial Post, from the home in America you share with your spouse and your two children.

Who knew Canadians were so brave?

 
At 11:10 AM, Blogger XRA563 said...

Yet another hypocrite telling the rest of us how to live while living another way entirely. Do you not feel at all embarrassed by yourself? I hope so...

 
At 11:39 AM, Blogger Jason said...

Hint, tard: hypocrite

 
At 11:42 AM, Blogger Phil Elmore said...

Hey, Diane -- I was wondering when you're going to drown one of your two children, considering that you recently advocated forcing a one-child policy on the entire world after the pattern of the Communist Chinese system, which you apparently admire for the way it provides healthcare, food, and housing to its oppressed subjects. Exactly how do you rationalize advocating a policy that you, yourself, cannot follow without murdering one of your own kids?

By the way, a contributor to my discussion pointed out that China's policy has resulted in the worst male population imbalance in the world, as Chinese parents abort or sell into slavery their daughters in favor of the sons they'd rather have. Many of those unwanted daughters end up fueling the sex trade in other nations.

But, by all means, let's force a communist totalitarian government population control policy down the throats of the free world, human rights be damned.

 
At 11:43 AM, Blogger MWMJ said...

Awww, you had a sister? I'm sure she is lovely. Siblings are great, aren't they?

 
At 11:46 AM, Blogger Phil Elmore said...

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At 11:48 AM, Blogger Phil Elmore said...

Oh, that's a good point, too. Is your sister your older sister, or your younger sister? I'm just wondering which one of you should be strangling the life out of the other, for the good of the planet.

 
At 11:49 AM, Blogger Chad said...

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At 11:51 AM, Blogger Chad said...

Shouldn't you have only had one child in order to do your part to save the environment?

 
At 11:58 AM, Blogger Kateliz said...

Had to laugh. Moved to Canada OR Toronto... Your East coast point of view is as sorely lacking in a pan Canadian reality base as is that of the typical "progressive" journalist of the US. Which is to say that hypocrisy reigns. Don't know where in the world you would be considered even small c conservative. Maybe China?
Hope you are bringing up your kids to not have ANY kids to make up for the two you unloaded on this poor aching world. Get real Diane.

 
At 12:18 PM, Blogger Anonymous said...

OK Diane, which of your two children are you now going to kill off to make your life match up with your religious/philosophical beliefs about the "environment"?

Oh wait, you meant EVERYONE ELSE should be limited to one child per couple! I get it now!

Typical liberal thinking to say "More than one child for me, but not for thee!"

 
At 1:00 PM, Blogger Keith said...

It's funny how the left continues to advocate policies they themselves would not willingly subject themselves to.

Health Care is another great example: "So let's fix the system by socializing, but throw in the caveat that we are exempt from it."

Liberals desire to be above the laws they create. Ridiculous.

 
At 1:00 PM, Blogger codekeyguy said...

Diane,
Are you going to "off" one of your kids to be ecologically proper? Or are you a "good for thee, but not for me" kind of gal???

 
At 1:18 PM, Blogger Joanna said...

RE: your one child policy column, had I not known it was written by a professional journalist, I would have taken it for a high school sophomore's position paper, written as a follow-up to a speech about saving our precious cousins, the dolphins. You offered no examples or sources to back up your assertions, just your unshakable confidence that humanity as a whole was killing the planet and OMG THEY MUST BE STOPPED.

Makes me wonder why I bothered with j-school, frankly. I mean, if a person can get paid for that sort of writing, why bother doing research at all?

 
At 1:19 PM, Blogger Scott Qualls said...

Dear One Child Police,

Do you know that you are a fascist or are you completely blind?

 
At 1:19 PM, Blogger Me said...

Tell the world they can only have one - yet you have two - hypocrite!

 
At 1:21 PM, Blogger Scott Qualls said...

Dear Population Police,

You require a law to limit child to one. Do you know you are a fascist or are you completely blind?

 
At 1:22 PM, Blogger Scott Qualls said...

Dear Population Police,

You require a law to limit child to one. Do you know you are a fascist or are you completely blind?

 
At 1:27 PM, Blogger gabe said...

I'm a proud father of three. I must be doubleplus bad right? Are you sure you are not a small "t" totalitarian?

I don't even support republicans on MANY issues, but I can now understand why you have a hard time understanding their "radical" views...like owning their own bodies...what non-sense right?

 
At 1:30 PM, Blogger gabe said...

Read the "The First Global Revolution" page 91...published by the Club Of Rome.

http://www.archive.org/details/TheFirstGlobalRevolution

"In our attempts to to rally humanity into giving up individual rights we thought of climate change....but the true enemy is humanity itself".

 
At 1:49 PM, Blogger jojo said...

You Remind me of Ted Turner hun. He Says there are too many people but he has 5 kids. I am all for population control but I think you should lead by example. Perhaps we should start with the global elites first, abort a few thousand of their precious offspring and then move on to the peasant class. I wonder how much they are willing to sacrifice for the 'environment'?

 
At 1:57 PM, Blogger wpg420 said...

Yet another hypocritical Libtard.

Small "c" conservative? No

Big "H" hypocrite? Yes

 
At 2:04 PM, Blogger Glen said...

I wonder what your children will think when they grow up and read your article where you believe the worldwide murder of children's siblings is a virtue. Would they blame themselves? Mom didn't love me and so she thought murder was a righteous option?

I have never felt so sick to my stomach as I did when I read your satanic article. Satan has you wrapped around his little finger. Just keep justifying the murder of babes then look into your own children's eyes. Is it still 'right'?

God takes care of this planet and our every need. We are not capable of destroying it, even if we tried. God already revealed to us how this Earth is going to come to an end, and guess what, God Himself will destroy it before creating the New Earth. So no, innocent babes are not going to destroy the Earth that you seem to worship. God will destroy it, with fire. Read the Bible and get informed.

I will be praying for your two children that God will protect them and your family. Your children are precious. Never forget that. Guess what that means though? That means OTHER people's children are equally precious.

You need Christ. Please read the Bible. Christ is God Himself who came to the earth to die for the sins of you and me. If you call out to him, confess your sins and ask for salvation, He will give it to you. There is no other way to Heaven. Christ Himself said this, not me.

Please reconsider and retract the evil views you presented to the world in that article.

 
At 2:32 PM, Blogger khan said...

You wrote, "The whole world needs to adopt China's one-child policy..."

I'm curious, since you're a mother of two, which one of your children do you choose to sacrifice for the greater good? Will you choose hanging, beheading, or something "peaceful" like lethal injection?

 
At 2:32 PM, Blogger khan said...

You wrote, "The whole world needs to adopt China's one-child policy..."

I'm curious, since you're a mother of two, which one of your children do you choose to sacrifice for the greater good? Will you choose hanging, beheading, or something "peaceful" like lethal injection?

 
At 2:33 PM, Blogger Harrison said...

Have one child to save the world but you have two?

Uh huh.

 
At 2:40 PM, Blogger arthur said...

your elitist hypocritical stance regarding one-child mandates make my skin crawl. I have heard reports from missionaries regarding the widespread abandoning (to die) of live newborns in China because of the severe penaltys the regime imposes.
Perhaps you would reconsider your stance after more careful consideration but I doubt it. Since your "DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO" attitude is so far ingrained.

 
At 2:56 PM, Blogger SHatter said...

Your attitude is endemic in the leftist culture. You advise us of all the wrong we are doing on the right and tell us how we should change our lives for the betterment of the society when you are doing exactly the opposite of what you advocate. You madam, are a hypocrite.

 
At 2:57 PM, Blogger Guitar Man said...

My, oh my. The truth certainly hurts.

You've got two kids, yet you want the rest of the world to just have one?

I love liberals and their hypocritical demands.

 
At 3:36 PM, Blogger Aaron Kinney said...

I'm going to have 2 extra babies and illegally immigrate to Canada just to piss you off.

 
At 3:49 PM, Blogger Big C Conservative said...

Instead of opening your mouth and putting your foot in, you should just go ahead and shove your foot up your c--t as far as it will go. That way you won't get pregnant again and burden the world with additional little francis'.

The small "c" stands for something but I'm sure it's not conservative.

 
At 4:07 PM, Blogger Alex said...

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At 4:10 PM, Blogger Alex said...

Diane, it’s time to make your Sophie’s Choice.
I’ll be standing by watching the news for what you decide.

 
At 4:15 PM, Blogger Paul said...

You chose to burden the globe with two children? Horrors! Because the EPA has just pronounced CO2 to be a toxic gas, perhaps you should do this precious Earth a favor and cease breathing. That way, you'd simultaneously solve the problem of having had one too many children: just remove yourself from the picture and all will be well. This solution likewise applied to all the Copenhagen climate summit attendees would be such a blessing on the fragile environment.

 
At 4:26 PM, Blogger Eugenia said...

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At 4:53 PM, Blogger jk said...

Cheers -

Saw your article on your desire for state-mandated child limits. I am curious to know which of your two kids you would like the state to assign to a childless couple.

All the best,

JK

 
At 5:41 PM, Blogger Kevin said...

Great Publicity move. A virtual unknown until this stunt that made the Drudge Report. Besides the obvious offensive attack on everyone else's family except your own I find it interesting that you also attacked your adopted Country Canada. According to you they avoid competitiveness and are generally not as good as Americans. Not the experience I have had with Canadians but maybe commonplace in your profession.

 
At 5:44 PM, Blogger A CITIZEN said...

Say it isn't so! Please say you didn't buy in to that silly notion that the world is overpopulated!

While I commend your desire to make this world a better place, I hardly think having less children is going to solve any problems. China is a great example of how the one child policy has actually harmed the environment rather than helped it.

Isn't population control what the Nazis, Communist Russians and Serbians used to justify their genocides? We must keep an eye to history to see where this kind of thinking actually leads.

I think you know better than that.

 
At 6:00 PM, Blogger John said...

So which of your children will you kill?

Bitch.

 
At 6:32 PM, Blogger needler74 said...

Ms. Francis, "The Real Inconvenient Truth" about your 12/11/2009 article urging a worldwide one child per-family limit, is that you are on of two children, you have two children and your sister is the mother of two children.

Funny, how the rules should apply to some and not others. Your family must be of significantly more importance than rest of us

 
At 6:34 PM, Blogger Patm said...

"Now that I have my two children, you people can make do with one."

Sort of like capitalists who think now that they have their fortunes, no one else should dream of having a fortune of their own.

Oh, I'm sorry. Did I say "capitalists?" I mean "liberals."

Hypocrite. Tie up your own womb if you want; don't tell anyone else what choices THEY should make.

 
At 6:51 PM, Blogger Joe Dobbs said...

Once again hypocritical thinking pervades the totalitarian mindset.

 
At 7:04 PM, Blogger The Raghead Times said...

Ms. Francis,

Like most liberals, you probably did not even consider your own personal situation before preaching to others.

Much like the politicians in Copenhagen using private jets when they could easily teleconference and set an example for the world.

 
At 7:07 PM, Blogger Mitch Haase said...

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At 7:17 PM, Blogger tampatider said...

Hey Diane,
Sine you think it's good policy to limit the size of families to one child, which of your TWO kids would you like eliminated????
You Elitist Bitch

 
At 8:31 PM, Blogger Morgan Warstler said...

Diane just coming and reading these comments has almost made up for your article.

At least, your second child now knows you hate him/her. What could they possibly have done? Breathed too much of your air? Do you have stretch marks? You haven't even been able to lose the baby weight?

Love your second child Di, at least more than you love yourself... which isn't much.

 
At 9:18 PM, Blogger J said...

Let's see, you went to school and took A, meaning one, journalism class? Does that qualify you as being a journalist. No, it qualifies you for becoming a __tard (two letters, you fill it in). Get real you low life. A real journalist does not give opinion, they give facts. You and Al G should get together, you'd have fun telling each other lies.

 
At 10:38 PM, Blogger D said...

You're a dope.

 
At 10:50 PM, Blogger Eric S. said...

Hello Diane,

You argue that China's one-child policy must be imposed on the entire world. But China’s one-child policy is enforced via forced abortions, infanticide and compulsory sterilization.

Eugenics is a thoroughly discredited movement.

 
At 10:51 PM, Blogger Eric S. said...

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At 11:27 PM, Blogger The Raghead Times said...

Ms. Francis,

Enlighten us all and write an article about the other areas of your life where you are a hypocrite.

 
At 12:44 AM, Blogger TOM NEWTON said...

I think we should mandate abortions in all 3rd world nations, and instigate wars to kill off the adults.

 
At 12:45 AM, Blogger TOM NEWTON said...

If only we could put sterilization drugs into the H1N1 Vaccines...

 
At 2:21 AM, Blogger x said...

Kill off one of your children Diane and fall in line with the Chinese policy. Show us how it's done. Lead by example. Communist fascist bitch.

 
At 3:45 AM, Blogger JGM said...

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/HYPOCRITE

 
At 4:24 AM, Blogger Cyclone94 said...

Conservatives beliefs are easy to understand. We the people told the various levels of government what they can and can’t do in our name. The federal government has exceeded it Constitutional authority and we want it to go back to its intended function.

Amendment X
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people

 
At 4:49 AM, Blogger Thomas said...

Small "c" conservative. You media nuts drive me crazy. Anyone that does not believe in aborting a child is a religious right wing nut. The topping on the cake is you have two kids and you are advocating everyone else to only have one. I suppose you write this sitting in your expressive over sized apartment, watching your 65" TV waiting to go out to eat, driving your giant SUV. You idiots give me a headache.

 
At 7:51 AM, Blogger The Real Geekmom said...

Hypocrite. Stop telling people how many kids to have and leave your socialist views up north.

 
At 8:30 AM, Blogger Terry said...

Hey Diane, did you actually research this topic before writing about it? If you look at the total fertility rate across the globe, it is easy to see as countries move from developing nation to developed nations status fertility rates drop dramatically. Most of Europe and Asia (excluding China because of the one child policy) are already below the sub-replacement fertility threshold. The USA would be as well if not for immigration.

Again excluding China, this trend has occurred naturally.

The main roadblock to your one child policy are the nations of Africa, who fertility rate ranges from 2 to over 7. Most far exceed the sub-replacement value of 2.1 and unlikely to change due to a UN mandate. Unless of course you wish to volunteer to go to Africa to enforce the policy you endorse. haha

Besides the fact that any policy or law that limits one's right to birth and live freely is at the very least dictatorial, also hypocritical coming from a mother of two.

 
At 8:48 AM, Blogger Darlene said...

Hypocrite! Look at you with 2 children....you bigoted hypocritical feminists make me sick. You would have untold billions of babies aborted. Most dangerous place in the world: a woman's womb. And if the womans womb is anything like your hellhole, you'd have a better chance of survival in a war zone. Who said if women ruled the world there would be no bloodshed! What a joke!!

 
At 8:50 AM, Blogger Darlene said...

is it just me or does the rest of the world getting sick of irrational amoral socialist feminists telling everyone else how to live! Diane is a two faced hypocritical bigoted feminist pro-abortion blow hard. A vile woman that stinks of left wing bullying. Blow off feminist left-wing turd!

 
At 9:07 AM, Blogger Dude said...

counseling will probably help.

 
At 10:12 AM, Blogger Will Osuna said...

How can you even look at yourself in the mirror? You tell others to have one kid and you have two?

You have got to be kidding!

"Hypocrite" doesn't even begin to describe you. You are a LIAR, lying to yourself, thinking that no one will notice your obvious hypocrisy.

Now how about being an adult and answering your critics? Or is that too much for a lying hypocrite to do?

 
At 10:15 AM, Blogger Daniel said...

Wow Social Conservatives really scare you.. because we act like we belive in GOD!

Jesus Spoke to St Faustina in time period 1934-38. Jesus said "the most grievious crime of all is the slaughter of unborn innocents"

a Future Saintt Bishop Sheen said in 1955 on his Emmy award winning TV Show... First their is Contraception, then Abortion, Then Euthanasia and Finally we wind up with a Very Violent Society! Do you think we are violent enough?

Do you really think ignoring God is a Good Thing?

 
At 11:02 AM, Blogger Josh Cougle said...

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At 1:59 PM, Blogger Mike said...

Don't you think you a bit a bit of a hypocrite calling for a global "one-child" policy when you yourself have two children?

And how would you suppose that would be enforced?

Forced sterilization?

Forced abortion?

Infanticide?

John Holdren would love you. As would the chinese. Keep it up.

 
At 2:03 PM, Blogger Mike said...

The "Nation if Islam" is also outperforming the rest of the developed world with respect to birthrate. At the rate that europe is going, many countries there will have minority "native" populations by 2050, including Italy, which will see people who don't know what it means to have an uncle, or a cousin, etc.

Read Mark Steyn's book, "America Alone."

People with values need to be reproducing more, not less.

 
At 2:03 PM, Blogger Mike said...

The "Nation if Islam" is also outperforming the rest of the developed world with respect to birthrate. At the rate that europe is going, many countries there will have minority "native" populations by 2050, including Italy, which will see people who don't know what it means to have an uncle, or a cousin, etc.

Read Mark Steyn's book, "America Alone."

People with values need to be reproducing more, not less.

 
At 2:03 PM, Blogger Mike said...

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At 3:20 PM, Blogger Jon said...

Actually, since your parents were destroyers of the environment and had two kids, this gets a little more interesting. They should not have had you, but since you also are a threat to the planet, you have to do the following to make amends.
Kill your two children.
Then kill yourself.
There! I can feel the global temperature declining already! A polar bear thanks you!

 
At 3:55 PM, Blogger Blob said...

Fucking canadians.

 
At 8:29 PM, Blogger Sam said...

Wow. So much to work with here. Obvious punchline to wish that your parents had only one child. Or to suggest that it's not too late for you to retroactively abort one of your kids. But that's nearly coldhearted enough to put me in your class of evil.

 
At 8:53 PM, Blogger tjeerd said...

Diane: heard you on John Oakley, and
The Factor (Laura Ingram subbing in for Bill).
I will leave the fact you have two children aside, others have taken this up.
You say you are pro choice on the issue of abortion. You now have to rethink this. Your view now is that woman MUST abort there second child.
This is not "Pro choice". This is blatant pro death.

 
At 9:49 PM, Blogger AngloAm said...

You are remarkably hypocritical. And remarkably dumb since apparently it was beyond your ability to foresee that somebody might find you out.

 
At 10:21 PM, Blogger Wang said...

I am a Chinese so I really appreciate your worship to the great Chinese Communist Party--they are awesome,right BTW. You should seriously consider immigrating to China and become our czar of one-child-policy.

 
At 10:32 PM, Blogger madigirl11 said...

Diane:

In reading your blog, I have a difficult time understanding how you could be a conservative. I am a 39 year old attorney in Oregon and cannot fathom your opinion on this issue. I would imagine that you have researched China's "one child" policy. China's policy has led to a black market of "child selling". That is, poor people who cannot afford to purchase permits from the government to allow them to have more than one child are forced to "sell" their child on the black market to other wealthier Chinese and/or foreigners. If they cannot, that second child cannot obtain a birth certificate and may lead a life of prostitution and poverty. Additionally, the couple may end up in Prison. Is this the kind of worldwide policy you would wish to adopt?? It really shocked and disappointed me.

Maybe you believe that the ends justify the means. I think that humanity means more than that.

If you wish to comment, please respond at ccauble@roguevalleylaw.com

 
At 12:04 AM, Blogger BoB said...

Which of your children do you plan to sacrifice to help stop global warming? Or will you give one of them up for adoption. They must have a terrible life, knowing you will choose which one has to go.

 
At 3:53 AM, Blogger Thomas said...

Liberalism today is really a throw back to pre-industrial thinking. Old states, to maintain standards of living, had to control populations which they did usually through war. Nowadays outright killing and birth control does the same thing for the same reason. A free person in their proper mind would want to grow into an increasing standard of living through technology development and free-enterprise, but Marxism has so undermined this idea that it does not seem possible to many people. Hence the old killing ways reimerge.

The fact that you have two children while advocating the use of state force to limit others to one is really not as offensive as the idea that you can use force to push your ideas itself. Again, the old idea that force is good has gained sufficient advantage over the idea of freedom that mankind, it appears, must suffer years more of violence before it comes to its senses.

In your case, you are just a vehicle for the group-think of the Age, a sort of passive conduit of an old meme come to life again. Unaware, unthinking, and ultimately a stranger to your own interests and desires. Not that you think that. The unaware are supremely self-confident of their self-actualization. The trick would not work otherwise.

 
At 5:43 AM, Blogger Mr 127 said...

To the people of the world,

Doesn't matter if it's left or right, liberal or consevative and etc. the truth is there are evil elements hidden amongst various parts of society that have to be named and shamed for imposing such inexcusable views and actions on how we live and survive in this already tough world.

Diane, I hope you learn from your contradictory article and that you have the courage to admit fault on your behalf. Silence is insufficent to undo the damage you have caused.

 
At 7:23 AM, Blogger The MLM DreamMaker said...

As the mother of two, yes two (!) adopted children who were blessed to come to this life instead of being aborted by their amazing and courageous birthmothers, not a day goes by that I do not realize how close they came to being sucked out before birth and thrown into a medical waste bag. But to actually advocate for it? What kind of a monster does that, AFTER praising her sister's TWO wonderful children then her own TWO wonderful children? Just another elitist liberal on the left telling everyone else how to live then doing the direct opposite because they are so much more important! I am sure you are aginst charter schools for the poor, but send your children to private, you are for increasing the tax burden on the middle class but find a great attorney to help you figure out the loopholes so you pay less, you know, the usual complete and total hypocrite on the left. It is why middle America despises people such as you, Pelosi, Reid Obama, and Michael Moore. Wow, you have now earned your place in the most pathetic fraternity of liberals in the US. Congrats!

 
At 7:57 AM, Blogger Luke, Jenn and Haddon said...

You are such a hypocrite! Everyone in the world should have 1 child, yet you yourself get to have 2. Thankfully, America ISN'T socialist Canada and you can spout your crazy ideals because we treasure freedom and free speech. So sqwawk on and enjoy your freedom that our men and women have so bravely died for.

 
At 8:26 AM, Blogger Karpindur said...

Another of Liberal Elite speaks. The laws they would inflict upon we of the Great Unwashed will never apply to them. Just as Ried/Pelosi or Obama will never be required to see a doctor using the Liberty killing "Health Care" they are about to force upon us.

 
At 9:06 AM, Blogger Neko said...

Let's just have mandatory euthanasia of liberals who try to force their warped world views on everyone else because they think they know better. That will reduce the world's population quite a bit.

 
At 10:31 AM, Blogger jlbunting.com said...

Hypocrite

 
At 10:57 AM, Blogger Daniel said...

Diane Do You wish to retract your Statement.... may you be berlusconized...facially speaking of Course!

 
At 12:27 PM, Blogger Rory said...

Believe it or not this planet has room for about 10-20 billion more people. Future technologies will allow us to grow plenty of food to accommodate higher population densities and we already have the tech. to distribute ocean water. China could be much more efficient with their own food production and distribution. Unfortunately they have less respect for human life over there. See Cultural Revolution of the late 60's and early 70's.

 
At 12:28 PM, Blogger Rory said...

Believe it or not this planet has room for about 10-20 billion more people. Future technologies will allow us to grow plenty of food to accommodate higher population densities and we already have the tech. to distribute ocean water. China could be much more efficient with their own food production and distribution. Unfortunately they have less respect for human life over there. See Cultural Revolution of the late 60's and early 70's.

 
At 1:26 PM, Blogger Prasad said...

Finally you show your head. One-world government, eugenics. Alex Jones has been waring us about people like you for a long time. It is the climate summit which has given you courage to come out of the closet.

Think about the killing fields in Cambodia. It all started with an idea about too many people.

 
At 4:37 PM, Blogger Bruce Oksol said...

I was not surprised. Another elitist telling us to have one child, while elitists have as many as they want. Including their families.

I assume this comment won't be published; fortunately anyone that follows Drudge Report (most of the internet news community) now knows.

A lot like Al "Two Mansions" Gore telling me to live in a smaller apartment or John "One Dozen SUV's" Kerry telling me to own one car, and a compact at that.

 
At 6:24 PM, Blogger khan said...

So Diane is pro-choice? Is that because she doesn't want the government telling her what she can and can't do with her body? Diane, how does this reconcile with your stance that you want the government telling people what they can and can't do with their bodies in regards to having more than one child?

 
At 7:09 PM, Blogger Sia said...

Thanks Diane for your 1 child policy article. I have 2 kids but would have happily supported this policy.

Those people who call you hypocrite are such half-wits because they are replying to argument with ad hominem.
The beauty of democracy is that it is the will of the majority. I am under no obligation to follow the law, until the majority so decides.

For the religious muslim and christian fanatics here I say - if you have a better solution to overcrowding, then let us know. Otherwise hold your fire as worse than being a hypocrite is being clueless.

 
At 4:21 AM, Blogger Jason said...

"I have 2 kids but would have happily supported this policy." Clueless hypocrite is clueless. You win teh internets.

 
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