Enough humans already, says Wallaby tolerance crusader

Last week: Joint statement by Rugby Australia, NSW Rugby Union and Israel Folau.

“Inclusiveness is one of Rugby’s core values and it welcomes all people to the game …”

Today: David Pocock and wife Emma vow not to have children because they are bad for the environment.

“Someone has got to stop having kids but who wants to be told that?”

A week ago, Rhodesian-Australian Pocock – an old boy of Brisbane’s exclusive Anglican Church Grammar School – lectured Tongan-Australian Marsden State High School product, Israel Folau, about inclusion:

“My view has been that sport is at its best when it’s challenging society to be more inclusive,” Pocock said.

“I think we can play such an important role in trying to instil values of fairness and inclusivity into kids coming through.”

“I found it incredibly disappointing the way he’s used his platform …”

Kids coming through? Is Pocock’s opposition to having a family in line with Rugby Australia’s “values”?

UPDATE:

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88 Responses to Enough humans already, says Wallaby tolerance crusader

  1. mh says:

    Marsden State High School product, Israel Folau

    Marsden is in Logan for those unfamiliar.

  2. Cassie of Sydney says:

    Good……I am very happy there won’t be any Pocock sprogs inheriting the earth.

  3. candy says:

    Until they divorce and she’s too old, and he goes off with a younger prettier wife and has 3 kids.

    Or she gets wise to some scam and divorces him and remarries and has 3 kids before it’s too late.

  4. Cassie of Sydney says:

    Oh and Emma Peanut Pocock works for Sarah Hanson-Clown. Say no more.

  5. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “candy
    #3255075, posted on December 8, 2019 at 12:37 pm
    Until they divorce and she’s too old, and he goes off with a younger prettier wife and has 3 kids.”

    Yep…inevitable.

  6. mh says:

    Emma needs some time by herself to really think about this.

    Is this really a shared decision or is she just conforming to another’s viewpoint?

    Emma, how many flights have you taken this year?

  7. mh says:

    Oh and Emma Peanut Pocock works for Sarah Hanson-Clown.

    Forget my post above ⬆️

    Emma, you’ve made the right decision.

  8. Stimpson J. Cat says:

    Bravo David.

    Finally a Man and his Woman step up to take the Cat Lady challenge.

    These Anglican Rugby people are just brilliant.

    😁

  9. woolfe says:

    Rhodesia ended in 1980, Pocock is Zimbabwean

  10. Leo G says:

    My view has been that sport is at its best when it’s challenging society to be more inclusive

    That’s inclusiveness within the bounds of the paranoid woke cultural firewall.

  11. Davey Boy says:

    Jessica and Logan

  12. C.L. says:

    Yes, I know, Woolfe.
    I prefer using Rhodesia as it better encapsulates who and what the Pocock family was.

  13. Great news: Idiot Lefties are breeding themselves out, believing the planet is about to end.

    Yeah. But it takes so long. A gangreen pogrom would be much quicker.

    And a question: Who is this Pocock?

  14. JohnJJJ says:

    I assume they are able to have children. In which case I hope Emma drop kicks this idiot before it is too late. I’ve seen the current crop of committed women and its not happy when they hit 60 years old.

  15. Lee says:

    Today: David Pocock and wife Emma vow not to have children because they are bad for the environment.

    Great!
    If a lot more lefty do-gooders like them did that, then it will greatly improve the gene pool.

    “I found it incredibly disappointing the way he’s used his platform …”

    Says Pocock, with a complete lack of self-awareness or irony.

  16. daveR says:

    As a rugby community member, I disagree (almost completely) with what woke Pocock says, but defend his right to say it.

  17. Roger says:

    Marsden is in Logan for those unfamiliar.

    And let’s just say not many kids from Logan get to go to “Churchie”.

  18. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    My suggestion to the Pococks is never to visit Hungary.

    Hungary Begins ‘4 Children-No Taxes’ Policy Jan. 1 (6 Dec)

    Less than a month before Hungary begins its policy of exempting all families who have four children from taxes for the rest of their lives, the official in charge of it spoke to Newsmax about the controversial approach to the problem of an aging and diminishing population.

    “It’s family-friendly and the early signs are positive,” Katalin Novak, Hungary’s Minister of Family and Youth, told Newsmax on Wednesday. She specifically cited as a hopeful sign the fact that in 2019, the number of marriages in Hungary is at a 40-year high.

    Goulash will not be popular amongst Greens.

  19. Roger says:

    “I found it incredibly disappointing the way he’s used his platform …”

    I think we can be reasonably certain Pocock is the “high profile rugby player” and “friend” of Folau who’s been offering the media gratuitous commentary on the matter since it began.

  20. Bronson says:

    Ex rugby player has opinion – response – who cares? Oh by the way RA were dopey enough to pay him $600k for a year off the game. Good money for doing absolutely bugger all.

  21. mem says:

    He should be sacked for using his position to promote values that are contrary to family life and which are potentially damaging to young people. Imagine being a young vulnerable teenager and your hero sets an example of not having kids. Won’t do a lot for depression and suicide rates! Come on Raeline you dished it out to Folau for making a far less potentially damaging statement.

  22. stackja says:

    Pocock by name. Pocock by nature.

  23. RedneckRuss says:

    Good,
    It’ll improve the Gene Pool.

  24. JC says:

    Encourage it. Lack of breeding on the left is a good thing and should be hugely encouraged.

  25. John A says:

    And so if the planet is saved, who will be there to enjoy it? Hmmm?

  26. RobK says:

    Today: David Pocock and wife Emma vow not to have children because they are bad for the environment.
    The statement makes so little sense that it is a good thing that they choose not to procreate.
    “The environment “? An environment good for what specifically? David and Emma will likely outlive many zimbabweans and consume much more precious resources. Why stop at off-spring .

  27. David Pocock and wife Emma vow not to have children because they are bad for the environment.

    The gene pool just got a little deeper.

  28. Rossini says:

    C.L.
    #3255133, posted on December 8, 2019 at 1:40 pm
    Nice link!

  29. Pyrmonter says:

    ‘Pocock went to Churchie’

    Time was, inverted snobbery was confined to the chippy left. It’s unattractive whether on left or right.

  30. Mark M says:

    … and … the IQ level in Australia rose ever so slightly.

  31. feelthebern says:

    Today: David Pocock and wife Emma vow not to have children because they are bad for the environment.

    Real reason, Pocock is one of the most entitled, selfish, self-absorbed people ever to pull on a Wallaby jumper.
    Having a child, even with an army of nannies, would be an inconvenience to him.

  32. Hasbeen says:

    I am totally disinterested in the opinion of these blokes. Just because they can catch a ball & run with does not in my opinion endow them with any great load of grey matter, sufficient to give reason to take there uttering seriously.

    Perhaps the team would perform better if these blokes thought more about their game, rather than our lives.

  33. a reader says:

    Pocock would always have been a better player if he’d spent more time training and less time chained to bulldozers. I used to work with people who knew his family and they never understood how they went from being such normal people to woke warriors.

    Don’t forget Pocock was the one who was supposedly a committed Christian but chose to live unmarried with his “partner” until his “gay friends” could have the same experience

  34. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Pocock is an ex-Wallaby and a flog.
    Fitzsimons is an ex-Wallaby and a flog.

    In any event, Pocock’s wedding is sham in the same vein as Elton John’s. Of course there’ll be no kids.

  35. Jock says:

    Can I ask Pococks, if things are so bad and the Earth is truly going into the warmist fire, why not just bundy out yourselves?? Why are you different to your “potential” children?

  36. Robbo says:

    I’m with Mark Latham on this. Those two wacky weirdos are doing the planet a favour by not having children. We have enough lefty fuckwits roaming around, morons like that demented stupid and ignorant Thunberg child, so anything that reduces that particular demographic is welcome.

  37. egg_ says:

    David Pocock and wife Emma vow not to have children because they are bad for the environment.

    Darwin Award right there.
    The world needs less ‘cocks cucks.

  38. egg_ says:

    Pocock’s wedding is sham in the same vein as Elton John’s.

    Was he oiled up when he was chained to a ‘dozer in the Hunter Valley?

  39. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Excellent point, Jock.

    Excellent point.

  40. Beachcomber says:

    Great news: Idiot Lefties are breeding themselves out, believing the planet is about to end.

    The problem is they are importing a Mozlem vote herd to take their place.

  41. Gerry says:

    “My view has been that sport is at its best when it’s challenging society to be more inclusive“

    So pressuring RA to stop a Christian from an Islander background from playing rugby is inclusiveness?

  42. Des Deskperson says:

    ‘I prefer using Rhodesia as it better encapsulates who and what the Pocock family was.’

    Unfortunately and ironically, Pocock part rhymes with ‘sjambok’.

  43. Tel says:

    So pressuring RA to stop a Christian from an Islander background from playing rugby is inclusiveness?

    This guy explains it for you …

    “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.”

    “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”

    “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master – that’s all.”

  44. lotocoti says:

    And on this day, thirty-five years ago, the Wallabies put Scotland to the sword.

  45. woolfe says:

    But CL Zimbabwean better suits the intellect. Rhodesians built a country and fought for independence, Zimbabweans voted in a despot

  46. dover_beach says:

    Time was, inverted snobbery was confined to the chippy left. It’s unattractive whether on left or right.

    Not at all. Here the allusion is over the target. Pocock has twice now made a show of his wokeness, firstly, relating to gay ‘marriage’ which personally involved no sacrifice on his part, and now he is throwing his family away for egotistical and ideological purposes.

  47. Des Deskperson says:

    ‘Zimbabwean better suits the intellect. ‘

    No, ‘Rhodesian’ is important because it should remind him and his progressive friends of his background of, by their own standards, extreme white privileged. It also almost certainly helps explain his underlying motives.

  48. 8th Dan says:

    Kids coming through?

    For Izzy (30) and Maria (32)? Not so far. Maybe soon? Or not at all? Only time will tell, but their religion says:

    Official Statement: from the Commission on Doctrinal Purity and the Executive Presbytery, “Medical: Birth Control”

    “In the Assemblies of God we believe there are valid reasons for delaying, limiting, or not having children. There are those who realize they may need more time to mature before trying to raise children. There may be those who should never be a parent. Financial matters must also be considered. …
    … While we in the church recognize the legitimacy of good family planning and the use of birth control, we need to strike a balance. We must look beyond our ambitions and seek God in making these personal decisions. This is not to say every Christian couple must have children. It is simply to recognize that God’s plan for our lives may or may not include children.

    Maybe if Pocock and his lady joined that religion all would be ok … yes?

    But not if he became a catholic. Only the rhythm method or abstinence available there.

  49. egg_ says:

    1/8th Wang gives us the ins and outs of Izzy’s sex life.
    Only on the Cat.

  50. Old School Conservative says:

    Pocock would always have been a better player if he’d spent more time training

    For all of Pocock’s off-field faults (oh…and the time during a game when he dobbed someone in for a homophobic slur) his focussed attitude to training and preparation are not his weaknesses.

  51. Davey Boy says:

    Further to Jock’s comment at 2.55pm, David Cockblock is old enough for the Carousel
    And it ain’t a red crystal that’s glowing in the palm of his hand.

  52. duncanm says:

    If the Pockock’s actually cared, rather than being virtue-signalling numpties, they’d use their influence to work on third world poverty, education and energy.

    Wealth reverses the world’s population growth. Getting a vasectomy in a first world country does not.

  53. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    I think this is just another example of lefty selfishness masquerading as virtue. The only saving grace is the one they haven’t thought of: they would make dreadful parents inflicting their children with climate cultism and other lefty badness.

  54. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Wealth reverses population growth extremely well, as Matt Ridley and the authors of ‘Empty Planet’ point out. Grow the cake, you stupid lefties, if you think over-population is the problem, which it isn’t. Stopping world population growth has demographic geopolitical negatives as well as positives. Too many old people in China and Europe

  55. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Blandwhale Hyphen-Dung

    Fixed.

  56. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Too many old people in China and Europe

    They’re all imbeciles, though, which is some sort of positive.

  57. 8th Dan says:

    If the Pockock’s actually cared, rather than being virtue-signalling numpties, they’d use their influence to work on third world poverty, education and energy.

    You mean like this work that David Pocock already co-founded?

    Outside of rugby he co-founded EightyTwenty Vision in 2008, an organisation that partnered with a rural Zimbabwean community development organisation working in Nkayi, Zimbabwe. The focus areas were maternal health and food & water security. In 2016 EightyTwenty Vision handed over their partnership to TEAR Australia who have capacity to scale up the project.

    Perhaps when he completes his current studies for a Bachelor of Ecological Agricultural Systems he will do more of this worthwhile work.

  58. Nothing wrong with helping people.

    Overpopulation and resources crises have never been true. Real prices of commodities (or substitutes) continue to fall (over tens, hundreds and even thousands of years) and the proportion of the crusty actually mapped and mined is very, very small.

  59. John Barr says:

    I’ve just come back from a Shopping Run for my wife. I agree, there are some humans who should not be allowed to breed. To see what I just saw was disheartening. To be called Feral would be a nice word for these people, believe me. Just no hope there at all. So Sad.

  60. mh says:

    Maybe if the Wallabies had won the World Cup some of these personal stories could be justified due to the public appetite for the latest news on our national heroes.

    The truth is the national team was fvcking awful.

  61. Agree mh.

    They live a mollycoddled lifestyle, they have no performance targets, no real threat of being sacked and suck!

    Rugby league and rugby union are so poorly mismanaged it is heartbreaking.

    Raelene Castle sacked Folau 100 days before the 2019 RWC.

    He was and still is the highest tryscorer from Super Rugby.

    Incredibly, willfully stupid.

  62. mh says:

    Speaking of shithouse performances, the Broncos have ruled out Folau returning to Red Hill. They say their player roster is settled.

  63. 8th Dan says:

    He was and still is the highest tryscorer from Super Rugby.
    Incredibly, willfully stupid.

    Fact check: – False. Wilful he may be, but Folau has walked away with $2.5M, favourably taxed, without playing a single game since May 2019.

  64. Yuck. I don’t like bullshit with my dinner.

    Some edification for the eternally clueless:

    https://www.thesouthafrican.com/sport/rugby/super-rugby-2019-most-tries-scored-players/

    Written back in March.

    The Waratahs are back in action after a bye last weekend and while they’ll have one eye on the Super Rugby log, fullback Israel Folau will have one eye on a personal record.

    He’s just two tries off becoming the competition’s most prolific try scorer. Blues stalwart Doug Howlett currently holds that record having scored 59 tries in 104 games.

    Folau, though, is two tries short of overtaking Howlett and, should he achieve it against the Reds over the weekend, will achieve the feat in just 92 games.

    Only a complete oxygen thief would sack a player like that.

    It is not as if they paid him out because they thought their case was strong.

  65. bruce says:

    Mark Latham nailed it superbly, and simply. Actually Latham nails all the high profile misfits these days.
    The most impressive politician we’ve got by a mile.

  66. Gyro Cadiz says:

    David Pocock and wife Emma vow not to have children because they are bad for the environment.

    That’ll make the human race smarter, then.

    Self-applied eugenics in this case.

  67. Some History says:

    Pocock with his chess partner. They regularly play in the pigeon league.

    https://imgur.com/ofq0e2Q

  68. Jannie says:

    Pocock is not a Rhodesian. He is a stupid postmodern virtue signaler and a disgrace to the fine men who carved out the strongest little economy in Africa. But it was the ABC and the Australian education system that messed up his head, not Robert Mugabe.

  69. Some History says:

    Pocock with his chess partner. They regularly play in the pigeon league.

    Pocock would have preferred his wife, Emma, as a chess partner but she was intimidated by the lab rats in the comp. The Pirate didn’t work out: He just argued about everything – “Why are the horsey things allowed to move forwards and sideways, ahhh? Notwithstanding, Davo is happy with the chook, reportedly saying, “I’ve truly met my equal”.

  70. Des Deskperson says:

    ‘You mean like this work that David Pocock already co-founded?’

    For which he has certainly had a great deal of laudatory publicity overt the years. Here’s a Courier Mail article from a while back:

    https://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/wallabies-star-david-pocock-makes-difference-off-field-through-charity-work-in-zimbabwe/news-story/d389d8bb9cbc8b40f4d14de058ef99cb?sv=3de7703e224382b7d1b778cabde3d8ce

    In which we learn how much he puts himself out for black people

    ‘Just days after his five-star hotel lifestyle ended on last year’s Wallaby tour of Europe, Pocock was throwing down a swag on bare, termite-infested earth to sleep under the stars in one of the farming villages.’

    He also donates ‘a cut of his rugby earnings’ – estimated at at least $600,000 pa – to the cause.

    An uncharitable person might suggest that this is all just FIFO grandstanding by Pocock, but according to the article:

    ‘post-rugby, he is likely to return to live some time in Zimbabwe and is considering the aid area as a career.’

    The article is nine years old. We will see.

  71. Biota says:

    Unless they are celibate, accidents have been known to occur. Do they have contingency plans, and what might they be?

  72. 8th Dan says:

    Pocock is not a Rhodesian.

    He didn’t claim to be one. It was C.L. who referred to him as Rhodesian- … and C.L. has already pointed this out upthread.

  73. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Biota – There are any number of Gaia-friendly funeral processes.

    Is there an environmentally friendly way to die? (19 Nov)

    ‘Every cremation releases about 250kg of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, it is therefore important to raise public awareness and move away from these traditional cremation methods.’

    CDS are working to encourage their clients to look for alternative energy sources in the form of electric cremation and they are also working to develop creative ways to become carbon neutral.

    Oh, you mean accidentally having a baby. For that I recommend an elastrator ring. They’re cheap.

  74. Knuckle Dragger says:

    It’s not Emma Pocock’s decision to go childless, by the way.

    From her Twit feed:

    ‘Tweets
    ‘Woke up this morning to find I’d ‘vowed’ not to have kids until I ‘save the planet’ guess I’ve got some work to do!’

    This is accompanied by a crying face emoji.

    Onya Dave. Take as many people down your personal crusade road to nothingness with you. Just on your own won’t have the same impact.

  75. mh says:

    Emma Pocock
    ‏@emmaawpocock

    Woke up this morning to find I’d ‘vowed’ not to have kids until I ‘save the planet’ 🧐 guess I’ve got some work to do! 😹
    4:32 PM – 7 Dec 2019

  76. Crossie says:

    “I think we can play such an important role in trying to instil values of fairness and inclusivity into kids coming through.”

    What is this “we” thing, Kemosabe? If you don’t have your own keep your mitts off other people’s kids. Their parents will have a say in how they are brought up. You want a hand in shaping the next generation create your own.

  77. Crossie says:

    Emma Pocock
    ‏@emmaawpocock

    Woke up this morning to find I’d ‘vowed’ not to have kids until I ‘save the planet’ 🧐 guess I’ve got some work to do! 😹
    4:32 PM – 7 Dec 2019

    Candy has it right, Emma may not be as committed as her prat of a husband.

  78. twostix says:

    ‘Woke up this morning to find I’d ‘vowed’ not to have kids until I ‘save the planet’ guess I’ve got some work to do!’

    First he tells her they’re not getting married until he says so, then he tells her they’re not having children until he says so. She meekly obeys in all things.

    Quite the authoritarian personality some would say!

  79. Arky says:

    My view has been that sport is at its best when it’s challenging society to be more inclusive“

    ..
    Did the inclusion thing for the first forty odd years of my life.
    Seseame street generation and hippy seventies teachers and all that.
    Fuck it.
    I’m going to bigot it up just to piss these dickwads up for whatever time I have left.

  80. Arky says:

    off not up

  81. Bruce says:

    As they say in the classics:

    “The future belongs to those who show up!”

    This of course, especially applies to the black rock worshipers.

    Hell of a Psy-Ops project to convince so many to practice and praise genetic oblivion.

  82. John A says:

    But not if he became a catholic. Only the rhythm method or abstinence available there.

    8th whatever, you are not in the race. BBT is the method.

  83. The BigBlueCat says:

    “My view has been that sport is at its best when it’s challenging society to be more inclusive,” Pocock said.

    RA didn’t do that – they singled out Folau for the lawful expression of his deeply-held religious beliefs (unrepentant sinners don’t get to enjoy the “kingdom of God”), and people were free to accept or reject the Biblical proposition Folau expressed. Folau it seems was more than happy to keep playing rugby for RA – so who is the more inclusive here?

    “I think we can play such an important role in trying to instil values of fairness and inclusivity into kids coming through.”

    Then don’t single out people for lawfully expressing their deeply-held religious beliefs. And the values of fairness and inclusivity relate to what happens in rugby – Folau’s post had nothing to do with the game of rugby and how it’s played, nor any of its administrators or referees (in the context of the game of rugby).

    “I found it incredibly disappointing the way he’s used his platform …”

    Equally disappointing that David Pocock is using a media platform so he can get a couple of free digs at Israel Folau. Message to David Pocock – why not STFU about Folau? Isn’t it time to move on?

  84. Walter Plinge says:

    They’ll get to 40 and have regrets but by then it will be too late do anything but make a virtue of necessity. Or perhaps she’ll decide she’d better partner up with someone less rigid and dogmatic before her clock runs down.

  85. Vicki says:

    Great Rugby player – but a total dick-head!

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