The reaction of a certain, cretinous subset of our chattering classes to Bristol Palin’s 3rd pregnancy reminds me of a fundamental rule of life. The future belongs to those who show up. Amerikans aren’t making it. CNN describes the situation below.
The general fertility rate is the number of births out of 1,000 women between the ages of 15 to 44. In the first three months of 2016, the fertility rate in the US fell to the lowest level. The rate was 59.8 births per 1,000 women.
So how does society treat those women who still assume the responsibility of bearing the next generation. Olivia Nuzzi shows us what a classy place Jack Dorsey has helped Twitter grow into.
At this rate it would be less work for Bristol Palin to announce when she is not pregnant. https://t.co/kqAMNmeiF8
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) December 10, 2016
What inspires such total hatred of motherhood. If Amanda Marcotte is typical of anything other than the sordid steep-sided unreality of the blogosphere, I’d chalk it up to unabashed solipsism.
No matter how much free day care you throw at women, babies are still time-sucking monsters with their constant neediness. No matter how flexible you make my work schedule, my entire life would be overturned by a baby. I like my life how it is, with my ability to do what I want when I want without having to arrange for a babysitter. I like being able to watch True Detective right now and not wait until baby is in bed. I like sex in any room of the house I please. I don’t want a baby. I’ve heard your pro-baby arguments. Glad those work for you, but they are unconvincing to me. Nothing will make me want a baby.
Feeling relieved that Marcotte’s badly mutated genetic material will be blessedly Star-Saned out of the gene pool is understandable. If you wonder what sort of son this harridan would raise, give the Pearl Jam song “Jeremy” a listen. If you personally hate the idea of children that much, don’t bear or father one. The problem comes when the Amanda Marcottes of the world inspire anything other than condign, loogie-hawking, disgust. If enough people follow her lead and dare to be selfish, not much else will follow.
So how does this news strike our enemies? They love it. People who cheer and encourage childlessness want your line to disappear. They want you off the face of the planet.
If you can’t empty that Basket of Deplorables in real time, you can fix them and by that process fix it so they don’t reproduce. It is no historical accident that the ideological offspring of Margaret Sanger resent it when those they disapprove of reproduce. This is negative rather than positive eugenics. People who criticize you for breeding are not your friends.