Why are the reactionaries focusing on the degenerate professional class these days? We’ve been persuaded that the socialists have a point about the professional bourgeoisie and their ways.
“Is having a child an act of environmental vandalism or an investment in the future? Is it possible to live an ecologically responsible life while adding yet another person to our overstretched planet? Can I get away with it if I just never learn to drive, never get a dog and keep wearing the same three pairs of jeans for the rest of my life?
For the scientifically-engaged person, there are few questions more troubling when looking at the current climate emergency than that of having a baby. Whether your body throbs to reproduce, you passively believe that it is on the cards for you one day, or you actively seek to remain child-free, the declining health of the planet cannot help but factor in your thinking. Before I got pregnant, I worried feverishly about the strain on the earth’s resources that another Western child would add. The food he ate, the nappies he wore, the electricity he would use; before he’d even started sitting up, my child would have already contributed far more to climate change than his counterpart in, say, Kerala or South Sudan. But I also worried about the sort of world that I would bring my child into – where we have perhaps just another 60 harvests left before our overworked soil gives out and we are running out of fresh water. Could I really have a baby, knowing that by the time he was my father’s age, he may be living on a dry and barren earth?
While gestating my son, and probably every day since, I have wondered whether having children is, in itself, an ecologically sound or unsound decision. …”
This is like Exhibit A of woke professional class virtue signaling.
These are the people who call us “far right domestic extremists” and who sit around talking about “misinformation” and how normal people with traditional values need to be “deprogrammed.” This woman lives in the UK but the same class of White people who have the same beliefs can be found in all Western countries. It might not even be as bad in this country as it is in the UK or Germany.