I Guess There’s Not Enough Irony in Peoples’ Diets Nowadays

I was wandering through a thread on another site that was discussing one of my posts, and I found this…

“I watched Children of Men again today, and it brought home to me, forcibly, just what a bleak and ugly place this world would be without hugs and kisses and delightful faces, and the chatter and laughter of children. A sombre thought.”

Of course, what sails right over this person’s head is that this ‘bleak and ugly world’ she refers to was created by the children of previous generations, most of whom I’m sure at one time hugged, and kissed with their delightful faces, chattered, and laughed. That is, before they learned to rape, and pillage, and shoot people, and blow up cafes with explosives.

There’s one particular scene near the end; the protaganist holds the only newborn child in the world in his arms, and picks his way between opposing forces in a firefight. For just a moment, the fighting ceases, as the child is beheld by both sides in quiet awe and reverence. But the fighting resumes before the guy even gets out of the area. It never ceases to amaze how people so easily manage to disconnect from the whole picture, picking out little parts here and there to make their cases. The writer is worried about the sad state of the world without children, without realizing that the world as depicted in the film, IS the real world RIGHT NOW, and is the way the world always has been, and the world is FILLED with children!

In the same thread, just above the quotation I posted, our commenter had this to say, speaking of death…

“It comes to everyone. I’ve often said that I would die if one of my children died before me, but I know that won’t happen. I will be severely wounded, but I won’t die. Dying is part of life. There is no escaping it. Children will take drugs and get into fights and cause you much heartache, but the bottom line is that they are, more often than not, worth it.”

Is it only obvious to me where her focus of concern lies here? It’s all about how the child’s problem or death would affect HER!

Never forget; procreation is an ultimately selfish act, and it’s always selfishness at the expense of an innocent third party. Always.

Don’t have kids!

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4 Comments

  1. Childfree man
    Posted July 6, 2010 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    “procreation is an ultimately selfish act”. Procreation IS the ultimate selfish act done by a human being, ever. I could never see it any other way. Think about it, ask any one who wants to have a child why they want to have one and you’ll ALWAYS find that it’s all for totally selfish reasons. Always. In fact, it’s all about fulfilling one’s own desires and wants. Women want children because they think they’re “cute” little toys they can play with. Or, they say they want to satisfy their “motherly” instinct, which is selfish of course, because the ONLY thing they’re thinking about is satisfying a want or a desire. They never for a second think about what the child him/herself might have to go through in this cruel miserable world that’s only getting more miserable by the hour. The welfare of the poor child is never an issue to them. It’s all about ME and my desires right now. Men can have children for the same reasons too but to a much lesser extent. Usually men and especially in so-called 3rd World countries have children for bragging rights. The more children -especially males- they have the “manlier” they think of themselves, though I don’t know why. A man could be so poor he could hardly afford bread but he feels so “proud” parading his 6 or 7 male children even if they had no clothes to cover their bodies. But, there’s another reason why people in such countries have children; it’s to use them as slaves in the fields, or to send them off to work in sweat shops so the “loving” father and mother can stay home and rest !

    I’m not going to list all the other SELFISH reasons people give for having children but let’s not forget “to have someone to carry my name…, and the all too famous “someone to take care of me when I’m old” which is THE ULTIMATE IN SELFISHNESS. But in the heads of most sheeple (that’s what I call people) it is us childfree who are selfish ! You know, because they grow up hearing the word “selfish” stapled to any body who says he/she doesn’t want children. So they start parroting the word without stopping and thinking for a nano second who the real selfish is- typical stupid human behavior.

    Well, maybe I need to add that the only time someone has a baby for not-so-selfish reason is…when they have it “unplanned”, or by mistake and the don’t believe in abortion and then end up bringing a life into this world f**ked up world just like that ! Yeah, I call that RECKLESS. Which is just as bad as selfish.

    Yup, we who choose not to have children to save them the misery of life -and death- are the selfish ones !

  2. kathina
    Posted November 6, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    THANK-YOU!!!! FINALLY someone else on the planet shares my exact sentiments for a change!! Bravo! Thank-you for speaking up about this! 🙂

    • CF man
      Posted November 9, 2010 at 1:36 am | Permalink

      Well, we are the few who refuse to be and act like sheep at least when it comes to procreation. Yeah, there are very few people like us but what’s important is that THERE ARE people out there who think like us in a world full of idiots.

  3. Anna Tomicwaste
    Posted November 11, 2011 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    Thank you for your posts! I love you! Brilliance and truth incarnate!


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