Sometimes, he tirades against Really Stupid Things People Say.

Today’s WTF? moment: I saw someone on the internet claiming that anyone who declines to reproduce is actively working to exterminate the human race.

Take a moment for that to sink in (but not too long , or it may stick).

The measure of whether any action/choice is good or evil, they say, is what the results would be if literally every person on the planet were to do it. Obviously, if every person on the planet decided not to become a biological parent, humans would die out eventually, and this is why they say not being a biological parent is evil. (Adoption doesn’t count, they say, because adoption is becoming a parent to a child who would exist anyway.)

Well, by that same measurement, not working on Sundays is evil, too. If literally no one worked on Sundays, think of all the people who would die on that day of the week due to lack of medical care, or lack of someone to put out fires or stop murderers…

And what about those who can’t become parents? What about those who shouldn’t? (I place myself in the latter category, by the way, so think before you comment.) Are they (we) all evil, too? “Be fruitful and multiply, even if it kills you”? “Better a child raised by an abusive, psychotic parent than a child never even conceived”? “Saying ‘I shouldn’t get pregnant ’cause I’m on a medication that would be bad for the baby’ is soooo selfish”?

There is something severely wrong with people who think that way.


About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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3 Responses to Sometimes, he tirades against Really Stupid Things People Say.

  1. Hey, well think of it this way… tire’s some good dystopian crap in those kind of statements that might make some good stories!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. *there’s.

    You’d think spellcheck would catch the context a little better in that one!


    Liked by 1 person

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