I’m actually glad that progressives aren’t having children.
The problem with environmentalists isn’t merely that they have destructive ideas about the economy, but that so many of them embrace repulsive ideas about human beings.
Take a recent NPR piece that asks, “Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?” If you want to learn about how environmentalism has already affected people in society, read about the couple pondering “the ethics of procreation” and its impact on the climate before starting a family, or the group of women in a prosperous New Hampshire town swapping stories about how the “the climate crisis is a reproductive crisis.”
There are, no doubt, many good reasons a person might have for not wanting children. But it’s certainly tragic that some gullible Americans who have the means and emotional bandwidth—and perhaps a genuine desire—to be parents avoid having kids because of a quasi-religious belief in apocalyptic climate change and overpopulation.
Then again, maybe this is just Darwinism working its magic.
In the article, NPR introduces us to a philosopher, Travis Rieder, who couches these discredited ideas in a purportedly moral context. Bringing down global fertility rates, he explains, “could be the thing that saves us.”
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You’re fooling yourself if you think that conservatives breed conservatives and progressives breed progressives. How many recovering Catholics do you know? If not many you should get out more often.
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