01/12/2009 (7:16 pm)
I remember mentioning a while back that the distinguishing undercurrent of socially progressive ideas was their frankly satanic hatred of humankind. Every now and again, one of them will slip and allow their Misanthropic Overlord to speak directly. We got a little taste of that this morning, when a hard-core feminist blog published an article encouraging feminists to “Just Say No” — to reproduction.
Along with the emancipation of women, sexual liberation has become very much a part of politics around the world. To the conservatives, both these issues challenge ‘family values’.
But what if there were no families? What if we say no to reproduction?
My understanding of reproduction is that it is the basis of the institutions of marriage and family, and those two provide the moorings to the structure of gender and sexual oppression. Family is the social institution that ensures unpaid reproductive and domestic labour, and is concerned with initiating a new generation into the gendered (as I analyzed here) and classed social set-up. Not only that, families prevent money the flow of money from the rich to the poor: wealth accumulates in a few hands to be squandered on and bequeathed to the next generation, and that makes families as economic units selfishly pursue their own interests and become especially prone to consumerism.
So it makes sense to say that if the world has to change, reproduction has to go.
She went on to explain that while ecological necessity requires that human population decrease, she actually arrived at this conclusion by other means.
The ecological reference is important here. There are several hard-core New Age and environmental groups that believe that a sustainable population is something like 1/20 of the existing world population, and are advocating — some are even expecting, as a natural result of our Bad Karma or whatever — a massive reduction of human population. Needless to say, if enough people heed the call and stop reproducing, they’ll get exactly that, and very possibly the extinction of humankind.
It’s very, very tempting to encourage these ladies to do as they’ve decided and refrain from duplicating themselves. I’m sure we’d all be a lot more peaceful for it in the long run. However, I mourn for the women who will be fooled by this into denying themselves involvement in the God-blessed, natural order of humanity.
6 Comments »
Comment by King Tiger
Pardon me for saying so but perhaps THEY should be the first to go. I would have no problem if those advocating such a silly and childish position were to voluntarily sterilize themselves or even take a further step and …
Comment by Linz
“It’s very, very tempting to encourage these ladies to do as they’ve decided and refrain from duplicating themselves.”
Because they’d be martyrs and we’d be free of their stupidity–the stupidity passed down to their progeny. We all win.
Comment by walkercolt
Meanwhile, in the muslim communities, the truly repressed women in the world are having kids to the tune of about 4 to 6 per family, while the rest of us commit genetic suicide. If a population does not produce 2.1 children per family (and that number is based on all adults pairing up), the population does not even stay stable; we see that right now in the European communities and in Japan, for examples.
Comment by Phil
Ssssshhhh! Don’t say this too loud when leftists are listening, but… Red State couples are reproducing at or above 2.1 kids per family just fine. It’s the Blue State parents that are shirking. In a few generations, the only whites left will be Christians. (An exaggeration, but not all that far off the facts…)
Comment by sasqwa
This is a self resolving problem as I see it and a win-win sum.
These ding-a-lings stop replicating themselves and feel better about themselves and the environment. The environment steams along at top speed unencumbered by a future generation of idiots.
Comment by Marc
Feminists say the darnedest things.
Well we can only hope they stick to this. Maybe they can write songs about it as they worship Gaia.