Fertile Friday

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.


We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up. …




We're lightening up as we approach the Labor Day weekend. 


By now you have probably heard that Michelle Duggar is expecting baby number 19!!!  (See our previous series on the Quiverfull Movement — July 17 – 23, 2009.)  There can be no question that the Duggar family is quite a phenomenon…     


Although we are not fans of The Huffington Post, we thought we'd share with you how they reported the most recent news about the Duggars.  Here’s the headline and link: 


Michelle Duggar Pregnant: How Long Until The Duggars Take Over The World?


This except from the Huffington Post article caught our attention: 


Assuming they make it to 20 kids and stop, and assuming each of their kids have the same amount of children (which are both big 'ifs') how long until those with Duggar blood take over America?


After the next generation of Duggars breeds at this rate, there will be 400 members of the clan (not counting the husbands and wives that married in).  The third generation will have 8,000 members, the fourth will have 160,000, and the fifth will have 3.2 million…more than five times the population of Vermont.  This would mean…


• One in every hundred people in America would be a Duggar.

• There would be more Duggars than Latvians.

• There would almost be enough Duggars to have one in every square mile of America.

• If all the Duggars were armed there would be more than enough of them to defeat the North Korean and Russian armies combined.

• There would be more Duggars than Muslims in America.

• There would be more Duggars than residents of  America’s 21 least populous states.

We are projecting into the future and wondering how Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will support their ever-expanding family when their fame fades away, and it will!  Americans have a short attention span, and it won’t be long before they get bored with the Duggar phenomenon and shift their eyes in another direction.  


Have you realized that the Duggar family is structured much like a pyramid scheme?  That's obviously the motivation behind the Huffington Post satire.  Jim Bob and Michelle are the QF kingpins, and their children are the bottom feeders.  Will the Duggar kids be self-sustaining as they launch into adulthood with their homeschool education?  More importantly, will this Duggar pyramid collapse in the next generation?  Only time will tell…


Here is something to make you all laugh. We will get around to this subject sometime this fall or winter.

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