People would understand better the popular fury against the witches, if they remembered that the malice most commonly attributed to them was preventing the birth of children. – G K Chesterton
At least 60 women have joined the BirthStrike movement, which encourages women to refuse to have children because they believe the earth is in crisis due to climate change. Members of this newly formed group believe it would be unjust to raise children in a world that could look vastly different than the world they grew up in.
We’ve come a long way, baby: now to not having babies because the air might be hotter a hundred years from now. There is an insanity at the bottom of all of this, and I can only describe it as a hatred of life. We have people – many, many millions of people – who are so miserably unhappy that they just can’t stand the thought of people just, you know, living. It gets them upset…and, so, they come up with twisted ideas like late-term abortion, assisted suicide and, now, refusing to carry out the basic task of producing the next generation.
I know precisely why these people hate life, of course. It is plain as a pikestaff: they have forgotten about God and so have no hope. All else flows from that. If they’d just remember God for a moment, they’d recover hope and then stop killing babies and oldsters and would joyously welcome their own children into the world.
The sick and twisted times we live in all stem from the same thing: forgetting about God. Sozhenitsyn noticed it decades ago. Once you take God out of the equation, what purpose can life possibly have? It is either greedily grab all you can, or kill yourself in despair. No God, no point to living – it is all just a mechanical and pointless process. Pray for these poor fools.