(Stillness in the Storm Editor) The climate change issue is becoming one of the biggest tools for division on the part of the Deep State. They are pulling out all the big guns: child spokespeople, guilt propaganda, climate alarmism, and “dying polar bears” in the Arctic. To be sure, environmental destruction is a global human issue everyone should take seriously. And yet, our good intentions combined with irrational overly idealistic thinking can be used against us.
Consider the latest climate change movement, the NO FUTURE NO KIDS campaign, as a prime example.
Recently, the 18-years-young Emma Lim spoke at the legislative assembly in Ontario Canada. During the event, she was frustrated that attendees and government officials didn’t take her complaints seriously, complaints and views that, by all accounts, are filled with climate alarmism talking points and rhetoric. Thereafter, her consternation fueled a movement wherein young people are declaring their refusal to have children until the world meets their demands.
To one not familiar with eugenics or the Deep State’s social engineering program designed to cull or lower the human population, this might not seem all that bad. Surely, we can support children that are so passionate about making the world a better place, no? But I find it decidedly suspicious that young people are electing not to have children, self-selected genocide, which is one of the Deep State’s primary objectives.
Using children is an age-old propaganda tactic. You get young bright-eyed kids to carry the banner of an agenda, and most people with good intentions but lack of a capacity to discern will jump on board without a second thought. And these same adherents will often be the most venomous and hateful toward those who disagree—”how dare you to disagree with kids?!”
The underlying psychology behind this tactic is fascinating and important to understand, but this will have to wait for another article. For now, the point I want to raise is that such a strategy, while clearly being effective insofar as making a scene and raising awareness, is ultimately destructive for the long term movement, I would argue.
What happens in 30 years when nothing is done, and these kids are now 40 and 50 years old, bitter because they never participated in one of the most rewarding human pursuits—raising a family? Is there movement going to carry on if they have no children to pass their culture down to? Ask the Shakers of New England how they faired?
What’s more, psychologically researchers have demonstrated that being a parent, as difficult as it is, imparts greater fulfillment than not.
While little research exists demonstrating the link between mental health in parents vs nonparents, we know in a general sense that all people need to live the highest value life possible, of which, having children is one of the most value-laden life experiences. Of course, not everyone knows how to tap into that fulfillment, but certainly women, in particular, will feel the pangs of a childless life, due to the well-acknowledged baby fever or biological clock phenomenon.
Given this, I theorize that the tension and existential angst these children feel now will only be magnified as they refuse to have kids and the world ceases to change. And this resentment and bitterness will slowly corrupt good intentions, eventually leading to a very toxic view of the world. Perhaps, the antagonism will grow so strong, eventually they’ll form a large enough lobbying group to impose their views on the rest of us, exactly what the Deep State wants, no doubt.
Perhaps the reverse movement would be more effective and less divisive, such as: “let’s promise to only raise our kids with an awareness of their responsibility to the environment and all or life.”
(Mayukh Saha) When 18-year-old Emma Lim attended the Legislative Assembly in Ontario, she was appalled. The Assembly’s agenda was discussing climate change solutions, but Lim quickly became disenchanted when she saw that elected officials weren’t taking big enough decisions. That moment became a turning point and eventually led to the creation of the global movement #NoFutureNoChildren.
by Mayukh Saha, October 3rd, 2019
The 18-year-old McGill University student launched the campaign with a climate strike at Canada’s Parliament Hill with one simple pledge: the promise to hold off having children until governments in the world take substantive action against climate change.
Image: EMMA LIM
The UN recently announced that we only had 11 years left to prevent irreversible damage from climate change. With Arctic ice sheets melting at a record rate, air quality rapidly declining, and 60% of all wildlife being wiped out since 1970, Gen Z is going to be the first generation to live through the domino effect of this climate crisis.
Lim didn’t come to this decision lightly. She recorded her experience on her website, stating that she had always dreamed of being a mother and still desperately wants to be one. But with such an apocalyptic future ahead- with food and water shortages, extreme weather, and higher costs of living- Lim believes that it is unsafe to bring a child into this world.
Image: GRAHAM DENHOLM / STRINGER
And she is not alone. The pledge, with its twitter-friendly hashtag, has more than 4,700 signees. Teenagers and young adults from around the world have signed on, promising to put off a future with children of their own for the sake of a future at all.
Image: SARAH SILBIGER / STRINGER
Lim hopes that the pledge shows the world, especially older generations, how seriously her generation is afraid of climate change. While older generations have had the luxury to debate about it like it was an opinion, she and many young climate activists around the world can only afford to think of it as a question of survival.
In Lim’s own family, her campaign has had the impact she’s wanted. She claims that until #NoFutureNoChildren, her parents felt like they could distance themselves from the catastrophes of climate change. But the very intimate loss of potential grandchildren has made them sit up and take notice of what climate activists are saying.
Emma Lim is one of the many children leading the global movement demanding proper action against the climate crisis. She is in the company of Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who inspired global school strikes against climate change, and Autumn Peltier, an indigenous water activist and nominee of the International Children’s Peace Prize for three years in a row.
#NoChildrenNoFuture has definitely captured global attention, with social media mentions, pledge takers, and mainstream media coverage. It is now only a question of whether the leaders of the world are going to listen or not.
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