Why I don't want kids
the world is on a downward trajectory and I don't want to put my kids in
a hostile environment.
Australia, as elswhere, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting
poorer at an increasing rate. The methodology behind this involves greed,
desire, status, fear, corruption, cronyism, denial, elitism, and thc abuse
of power at many levels. I don't want to place my kids into a world, this
world, that is designed according to these principles.
believe I would make a good father figure because I am too passive
& unassertive & unaggregate & can't command other men and amass
enough resources for my kids to have enough power & resources to have
good quality lives.
don't believe I can successfully insulate my kids from drugs, crime &
believe that even an upper middle class income is enough to provide an adequate
education these days.
the world is already so overpopulated & polluted that average quality
of life is inadequate.
higher the population, the more competition for my kids to keep their heads
above water. I don't want my kids to compete that hard to survive.
that anybody who brings children into the world is ultimately responsible
for anything bad that happens to their children, because they always had
the option to choose to not bring children into the world. And I don't want
this corporate working world, human beings are routinely de-humanised, labeled
as labor capital, independent economic units, or simply human resources.
I want my kids to be thought of, and to think of themselves as something
more than an asset.
patenting and corporate ownership of human genes could mean that my descendants
could be both products and property of a corporation within 200 years. I
don't want to give them the option.