That Guy wrote: ↑
1 year ago
Anti-natalism and nihilism in general has been instilled in us from a young age, mostly via the schools. Babies are icky and gross and they'll kill all the fun, you see!
A very common theme when I was in school was: Overpopulation! (Even though I live in one of the most sparsely populated countries on Earth) Global Warming! Scarcity! Possible WW3! Etc. we're all preached to the point that, I remember in the 8th grade, the social studies teacher had to make an apology to the class after a number of parents complained that he was freaking students out with all his doomsday shit. This continued well into highschool, and obviously college, but with an obvious communist flavoring. One of my teachers at college literally argued that maternal instincts are not a thing and just a result of the "patriarchy".
Interestingly, "I'm not going to have kids because it's a shit world and we're over-populated anyway!" is an extraordinarily common sentiment among our generation. Anna Kendrick says she's not having kids because "When the water wars come, my kid is gonna have to fight yours"...fuck.
And then there are people in your situation, where the party just can't stop! "You've got time! Never settle for just one woman; monogamy is unnatural! As long as you're having fun, that's all that matters!" Etc. Except for the fact that this lifestyle in unsustainable and eventually comes to an end...what then?
And all of this, is nearly exclusive to western culture and kinda the Japanese now. This is just not found in other cultures for the most part, and wasn't prevalent in our own society until after WW2, where some of the commies managed to escape Germany before shit hit the fan and if you look back on it, they were leading the charge of all kinds of policies and movements that collectively have resulted in our present situation.
On the surface, it seems great: Today, we live longer, man or woman can pursue whatever path they want, being a geek into your 30s and beyond is "cool" instead of "dweeby" now, there's no shortage of entertainment...
Hard truth is it's literally fucking killing us
, and that we need to settle down and have children, sooner rather than later if we want to still be around in the next couple centuries, is an inescapable fact of life.
Yeah I got indoctrinated with all this nonsense in high school and university too. And I got very depressed because of it, teachers pushing postmodernist views, saying that life is pointless, that it's absurd, and yes, overpopulation nonsense, how the world was coming to an end soon (let's go see An Inconvenient Truth kids!), in a nutshell, how horrible human beings were and how we were going to fuck up everything.
I was one of the kids who had been pushed to the edge because of this propaganda, to the point that at the age of 15, I started having panic attacks, it only lasted a week, but I knew it came from the views that were pushed on me in school but not only, being a French speaker, those views are especially prevalent in the French media. Old commie intellectuals who tell you on a Saturday night that humans are a cancer on the surface of the planet, that there is no hope and that all we can do is ride on the meaninglessness of life.
People can integrate that kind of nonsense and live well, but me? I'm neurotic as fuck and way too open to new (and dangerous) ideas for my own sake. You don't watch out and protect yourself from those nihilistic views, they can quickly take possession of you, like some kind of mind virus. And the results quickly start to show: depression, anxiety, depersonalization, etc.
At the time, I was saved by my artistic/creative drive, I was creating 3D models, websites (still doing that :p) and I started playing the guitar. I quickly realized that I loved movies, video games, great stories in general. All of this kept me afloat, I knew there was something magical about all this, but still, the virus was still attacking my mind, and when some people would tell me "you know it's just your brain that's giving meaning to all that, but in the end, it's pointless!", I would still believe them.
I don't know if it's the same in Canada, but at the moment, the ideologically-possessed environmentalists are doubling down, saying young people shouldn't have children anymore, should give up their care, should not take the plane anymore, should not eat meat and also maybe should practice abstinence so they don't fuck up the 'not having children bit'.
What kind of life is that? Jordan Peterson once said that those far-left people were ultimately motivated by a hatred of humanity and especially youth, which could partially explain why our teachers were trying to indoctrinate us. I remember most of them were deadbeat Marxists, alcoholics, utter failures, they were motivated by resentment and trying to make us suffer just as much as them.
I'm quite tired of the propaganda these days, all I want to do is tear it down, and I do, I challenge it with my own name on Facebook, some people try to cut me apart, but many others also agree with me, thank God. And of course, when you look at their profiles, you see that the people who agree with me are mothers or fathers who seem to have their shit together, and the people who attack me are single and usually have their Facebook wall drowning in leftist activist slogans.
I don't want to make this post too long, I've explained before how I got out of this nightmare that postmodernism had created in my mind: get hair, get a job, lift weights, get a girlfriend and get God (yes, in that order). See if you're still bitter, hopeless and nihilistic then, see if you still want to subscribe to those toxic views that make you say that there are too many people on the planet and that humans are trash.
I'll conclude with this video by comedian Owen Benjamin, which is particularly satisfying to watch :p: