February 26, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks children with difficult lives would be better off not existing.
Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggested on Sunday night that people should consider not having children due to climate change because there is a “scientific consensus” that life will be hard for kids.
“Our planet is going to hit disaster if we don’t turn this ship around and so it’s basically like, there’s a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult,” Ocasio-Cortez said while chopping up food in her kitchen during an Instagram live video. “And it does lead, I think, young people to have a legitimate question, you know, ‘Is it okay to still have children?'”
Here’s the video:
Socialist @AOC discusses how people should reconsider having children due to global warming, and reminds us that we are all going to *literally* die if the Green New Deal doesn’t pass. She also takes some shots at Dianne Feinstein. *Sidenote: She failed to compost her potatoes* pic.twitter.com/6eWhbTbqqB
— Gob Abierto (@GobAbiertoBOL) February 25, 2019
There’s a couple of things to unpack here.
If people shouldn’t reproduce then what is the point of even trying to fix the world? Alexandria says because “there are already children in the world.” But if there are already children in the world and she wants to use her Green New Deal or whatever to save them from the Climate Apocalypse, why not reproduce anyway since the world would be a better place?
Despite the climate fearmongers’ claims and according to what we know about history, we live in the best moment to have kids.
There’s never a perfect time for having kids. But is there a perfect time for anything?
All people born in this world all throughout history had to face the challenges of their time. Our forefathers had theirs, we have ours, and our children and grandchildren will have theirs.
There was never a perfect dreamlike moment to reproduce, because reproduction is survival and survival is not something you do when the time is right.
Survival is something you do all the time, whatever it takes.
A great man once said:
“Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.”
People now enjoy all kinds of benefits that our ancestors didn’t have. Education, medicine, accumulated knowledge, technology, infrastructure, and everything that can be seen all around. If with all of these things we now enjoy people believe that they shouldn’t reproduce because the lives of their kids may be difficult… then what does that say about our people?
Our ancestors managed to get us here and they achieved that in conditions most people would deem nightmarish. We have it easier now.
We owe it to them to do our part and honor their sacrifice.