Still, reading something like this can be illuminating, in that it's possible to see exactly why our nation is falling apart. Here's an example from the article:
The assault has been waged in large part through books, of which there are quite a few—people without children apparently have a lot of time to write. There’s Terri Casey’s earnest Pride and Joy: The Lives and Passion of Women without Children and Nicki Defago’s out-and-proud Childfree and Loving It! (Defago explains that “Choosing to be childfree brings with it a fantastic sense of freedom for which I feel grateful every day.”) There’s childfree self-help (Two Is Enough: A Couple’s Guide to Living Childless by Choice) as well as chin-tugging, childfree introspection (Bill McKibben’s Maybe One: A Case for Smaller Families).
In 2007, Corinne Maier’s saucy No Kids: 40 Good Reasons Not to Have Children became a sensation in Europe. It was translated for American audiences two years later, and Maier’s quips—“Breastfeeding is slavery,” “Motherhood or success: Pick one”—were just as welcome here. Maier’s book is meant to amuse, but her conclusion is serious: “No kids, thanks. It’s better that way.” She would know. Unlike most people in the childfree movement, Maier has two children of her own.
There is more, so much more. In 2006 David Benatar, a philosophy professor at the University of Cape Town wrote Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence—a book which argues that all births are harmful. “[T]he quality of even the best lives is very bad,” Benatar explained, “and considerably worse than most people recognize it to be. Although it is obviously too late to prevent our own existence, it is not too late to prevent the existence of future possible people.”
Just as an aside to Mr. Benetar, and some of the others listed above: if you've decided that your bloodline is deserving of nothing more than to die out completely, and that your genetic material is too utterly worthless and trivial to share with future generations, shouldn't you really keep such a depressing conclusion to yourselves?
It’s a credit to America’s childfree that they believe population control should begin at home. Though sometimes they are willing to go the extra mile. The environmentalist group Optimum Population Trust (OPT) has as its motto “fewer emitters, lower emissions.” OPT runs a program whereby environmentally conscious Westerners can purchase carbon-offsetting family-planning credits. In other words, concerned citizens give the OPT money to be used for funding birth control in developing countries. In case you’re curious, the OPT estimates that it takes $144.20 per year to keep enough of the great unwashed from reproducing to offset a typical American’s existence.
"Our failure to segregate morons who are increasing and multiplying ... demonstrates our foolhardy and extravagant sentimentalism ... [Philanthropists] encourage the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others; which brings with it, as I think the reader must agree, a dead weight of human waste. Instead of decreasing and aiming to eliminate the stocks that are most detrimental to the future of the race and the world, it tends to render them to a menacing degree dominant ... We are paying for, and even submitting to, the dictates of an ever-increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all."
Isn't anti-human liberalism ugly in its racist and Eurocentric biases against the children of the world? Yes, it is--diabolically so. Only Satan can hate like that.
Perhaps the best thing to do would be to go ahead and give the childless--oh, excuse me, the childfree (a word that always reminds me of "cluefree") what they want. We could create a perfect, pristine town for them, a town where children are not allowed. They will have parks where a child's foot has never been set (though dogs and cats, the preferred "children" of these types of people, will of course be welcome), and restaurants where they will never be disturbed by infant prattle, and adult entertainment centers catering to the bored and fretful grown-up who wishes to have his amusement hours completely devoid of any childish laughter or joy. There will be an airport located within or near the town that serves only the town's citizens, so that they will never have to endure the horror of flying in the company of breeders; they will be flown to exotic vacation destinations which will also be perfect, pristine anti-child havens, and will, in fact, be exactly like their own towns, save for such accidents as climate and scenery. Unless they choose otherwise, they will never have to endure even a moment's torture in the presence of a human child again, or compete with anyone's children for the right to be spoiled, pampered, and coddled in the way that they believe is their birthright.
But we won't put up signs in front of these towns that say "Adults-Only Nursery." We won't have to.