Ladies and gentlemen, meet the women (and the men who love them) who utterly disdain the idea of having children because–

Well, best to let them explain it in their own words:

“Having children is selfish. It’s all about maintaining your genetic line at the expense of the planet.”

“I realized then that a baby would pollute the planet and that never having a child was the most environmentally friendly thing I could do.”

“In short, we do everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint. But all this would be undone if we had a child. That’s why I had a vasectomy. It would be morally wrong for me to add to climate change and the destruction of Earth.”

“Every person who is born uses more food, more water, more land, more fossil fuels, more trees and produces more rubbish, more pollution, more greenhouse gases, and adds to the problem of over-population.”

“Sarah and I don’t need children to feel complete. What makes us happy is knowing that we are doing our bit to save our precious planet.”

What we are witnessing here is the tragic human cost of the mainstreaming of environmental extremist propaganda and global warming doomsday scenarios. There is in some people, quite literally, a melt-down of the human ability to reason.

The eyeball-popping quotes from above were made by women and men who were featured in an article in Britain’s Daily Mail. They are, apparently, deliriously happy with the decisions they’ve made about not bringing more disgusting human life into this world and they talk about it with an almost condescending superiority.

Okay, you’re thinking, sure, the Daily Mail was able to dig up a tiny handful of environmental screwballs with addleheaded views about the scourge of humanity and an impossibly fragile planet. But there can’t be very many people like this out there, right?

I honestly don’t know, but there were enough sympathetic comments at the end of the Daily Mail article to make a sane person very nervous. And how hard is it to imagine that places like San Francisco and Seattle, which are teeming with ultra-liberal fringies, are full of people who think that way?

It is interesting to note that most advanced Western countries have falling, if not actually plummeting, birth rates. It seems to be a natural consequence of modernity and the most common reasons heard for having few or no children are “they’re too expensive” or “I’m too busy with my all-important career.”

In other words, unlike the baby-eschewing people in the Daily Mail article who see having children as selfish, most of the people who are having few or no children would appear to be doing that for selfish reasons.

Be that as it may, if the day ever comes when more than a few wack jobs see babies as nothing more than greedy and insatiable little bundles of flesh who do nothing but gobble up precious resources and spew out pollution and greenhouse gases, then the end of Western civilization will most certainly be near–and perhaps deservedly so.

Greg Strange provides conservative commentary with plenty of acerbic wit on the people, politics, events and absurdities of our time. See more at his website: http://www.greg-strange.com/.

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