I occassionally post these pics here from time to time.
My wife shares them all the time on Facebook. Anyway, this is a recent photo of my son having a great time doing little boy stuff. I named him after his grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great grandfather. And yes, he is perfectly healthy and will be 2-years-old in June.
For all the talk about the Nietzschean superman on the internet, the point is rarely made that you probably don’t have time to wait for it. It wasn’t possible a decade ago when I was 26 and reading up on liberal eugenics. None of this science fiction shit was even possible two years ago when my son was born either. It won’t be for a long time.
I plan on having at least three more children. Fortunately, my wife is only 26 so that is doable. Even so, I don’t want to be having children well into my forties, so we plan to get started on our second child very soon. I assume none of the things we have spent so much time discussing over the past week will be even close to being here in the next five years.
Let’s be serious: you don’t have all the time in the world to have children. If you are a woman, you know this better than anyone. If you are a man, your chances of attracting and having children with a younger woman fade over time. The clock is ticking for you too.
This is ultimately a big divisive debate over nothing. None of the things promised by liberal eugenics are going to happen within your reproductive years. None of the fantasies of negative eugenics have a realistic chance of happening either – yes, there are Down Syndrome abortions – but the demographic impact of that is so small that it hardly justifies celebrating a touchdown in the endzone.
For you dear reader, it is “positive eugenics” or bust. You can either wisely choose a mate and have 4 to 6 children, which probably means you need to get started on it now, or you can argue about it on the internet until you are childless and alone in your forties and fifties. Maybe there will be lunar colonies in the 22nd century, but if you don’t have any children none of your descendants will be there, so …
My son isn’t the Übermensch, but he is still mine. When I am gone, I will live on through him and his descendants. That’s good enough for me. Quit waiting on the Übermensch and settle for a little you.
Note: I recently learned that my direct ancestor, Thomas Griffin, moved to Alabama in 1840 from Fayetteville, NC. He settled in Henry County, AL where he had 13 children. All 8 of his sons fought for the Confederacy including 2 who died in Virginia.
13 children … now that is a Nietzschean superman!