“Being an apologist for non-veganism/breeding or opposing abortion won’t go down well. This goes against the mission of the group, which is ethical vegan and antinatalist.”
“Non-vegans and parents are not allowed in this group.”
These are just a few of the fundamental rules for joining Facebook forums (such as Childfree Vegans and Anti-Natalist Vegion Legion) held by anti-baby or antinatalist vegan individuals who believe that it’s essentially immoral for any human to have children. One of the main proponents of antinatalism is South African academic David Benatar, whose 2006 book Better to Never Have Been argued that “coming into existence is always a serious harm. People should never, under any circumstance, procreate — a position called ‘anti-natalism.’”
If you do not agree with vegan antinatalism and its ethics, you should probably stay far, far away from the forums discussing it. One Facebook user complained that, when other group members realized she was against abortion, she was absolutely vilified and “received so many death [threats], was told to be raped, and they gave VERY vivid and graphic details of how I should kill myself and how I should be gang raped.”
There is definite hostility directed at people who have children — they’re branded, disparagingly, as “breeders” by antinatalist vegans. On the Childfree Vegans Facebook page, among photos and videos that could be considered offensive are: “Breastfeeding, pregnant bellies, babies and kids in general.”
One antinatalist vegan said:
I find it exceptionally selfish to bring MORE life into this world. I find the entire notion of procreation narcissistic, egomaniacal, and delusional. What makes people think the world needs ANOTHER you? It’s so self-centered to willingly and carelessly replicate your DNA.
People just are not born hating babies and large families. Much of this mindset is result of sheer propaganda and indoctrination. For example, in 1974 the U.S. government produced a top-secret document, titled NSSM 200, about how to reduce the birth-rates in other nations for the exclusive benefit of economic interests of the United State. Surely, there were many birth control efforts before, but NSSM 200 was the most important population control campaign ever done, effectively hijacking in the shadows governments and the UN and putting them at the service of population control. NSSM 200 was by far the most comprehensive machine of propaganda, indoctrination and actions against babies ever devised.
Its results are seen today with people not giving importance to marriage, babies and families. When people today want to have just two children, this is NSSM 200 in action. NSSM 200’s goal was to program couples to wish just two children or less.
During thousands of years, the only way for people to survive in their old age was by being supported by their own children.
Yet, for about one hundred years the State has taken over the functions of family, including child education, child care and support in the old age.
Now the State supports old people by taking over the gains of new generations and giving a part to old people.
Today, it is very easy for a couple to avoid children, because they trust that the State will support them through the children of other couples. But as children’s numbers are falling because of birth control and abortion and as the numbers of old people are increasing, the State will sooner or later have to decide how to support or eliminate them.
They who live by the State will die by its sword.
They who live by God’s Sword (His Word) will be supported by their own children. God’s Word said about children:
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. (Psalms 127:3 ESV)
He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the LORD! (Psalms 113:9 ESV)
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14 ESV)
Left-wingers and other radicals have their own philosophy on children: They do not want to have their own children to educate, but they demand the children of other couples for indoctrination.
They do not want to have their own children to support them in their old age, but they demand the children of other couples to support them in their old age through a state system that breaks down the family.
With information from the DailyMail.
Portuguese version of this article: Vegetarianos anti-bebês pregam que é moralmente errado pessoas terem bebês e xingam quem discorda deles
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