Sunday, August 12, 2007

Competitive Birthing

Publix at Regency Square is adjacent to Woodfield & St.Andrew's, two of the wealthiest gated communities in Boca Raton. {German golfer Bernhard Langer lives in Woodfield next to a good friend of GWB, who hosts fund-raisers for the Prez when he's in Boca]. Just yesterday I was there marvelling at the hyper-wealthy mothers with multiple kids, what in Boston are called "Irish twins [kids born a year apart or so]. Here in Boca, the kids pile into the Range Rover for the short ride home.

We moved southward to Boca from Winnetka, where my daughter went to a school with dozens of "Irish twins" born of very wealthy extended families who collectively owned the Tribune, Cubs, Bears, and seemed in a competition to procreate at a very numerous rate [the wife of the owner of Dixie [or is it Solo?] cups had just had her eleventh child before we departed for Boca. The Scholl family of foot fame also had a few kids. My daughter was offered a ride in the Batmobile by Jimmy Murphy, nephew of the O'Donnell who played Robin in a Batman movie of the late nineties. O'Donnell himself had seven siblings, I believe, and numerous relatives going to Faith, Hope & Charity, the school my daughter attended.

I got the link to the NPR article above from a whining liberal, who called these progeny "piglets" because they were born into wealthy families. Liberals are still stuck on class warfare and other Marxist tropes they're too stupid to think their way out of, preferring to wallow in self-pity and nasy aspersions about people smarter than they are.

I'm wondering if the USA is the only country where many rich people have as many kids as they can Is this a trend and what does it derive from? Traditional American optimism, a Christian impulse to fill heaven with souls? Or just the urge once you get a 20K mansion like John Edwards to fill it with kids, lots of kids?

1 comment :

Snooper said...

That all depends on what your definition of "IS" is and what your definition of a "rich person" "IS" is.