This is not the first time I decide to focus on the sort of damage climate alarmism causes the general public and I, unfortunately, doubt it’ll be the last. But climate alarmism from the Left, what with all their doomsday predictions and “credible” sources backing up their falsities with fake science, leads people to be so concerned over things that are not happening (extreme weather events and other b.s. the Left spews like a faucet) that they end up literally setting themselves on fire to prove some sort of point (and end up dying as a result) or they end up going on things such as birth strikes to protest “inaction” on climate change.
Blythe Pepino, a British woman, founded a climate change activism group surrounding the idea of not having biological children out of fear of “droughts, famine, flooding and extreme heat of the world they will have to live in.”
Her group, BirthStrike, amassed over 450 other people vowing to also not have children due to climate change, 80% of which are women, according to Pepino. “For me, personally, it’s about me being able to put my time and resources into activism at the moment,” Pepino told CTV’s Your Morning this past Monday.
“I’m lucky enough to have a certain amount of power in this world. I’m white and privileged and I don’t have any children. I don’t have any dependents. And really, this next few years is really, really important in terms of trying to put pressure on our governments to make the big changes that we need for our survival.”
What we see here is a victim of the Left’s brainwashing at its fullest. She believes her skin color makes her “privileged” (which is really a sort of back-handed insult to people who are not white, when you think about it, as if minorities can’t possibly be privileged in life either). She also believes that climate change is a human-caused phenomenon and something that definitely wasn’t happening before things like ACs, cars, etc., despite the mountains of evidence to the opposite, namely MULTIPLE ICE AGES AND PERIODS OF WARMTH!
That’s not to say I don’t think this woman is sincere about what she believes. I fully believe she believes every word she says and that’s the sad part. She believes she is knowledgeable when she is ignorant. It really reminds me of an excerpt from Plato’s Apology, when Socrates was told by the Oracle of Delphi, Pythia, that Socrates was “the wisest man alive”. In the Apology, Plato writes: “For my part, as I went away, I reasoned with regard to myself: ‘I am wiser than this human being. For probably neither of us knows anything noble and good, but he supposes he knows something when he does not know, while I, just as I do not know, do not even suppose that I do. I am likely to be a little bit wiser than he in this very thing: that whatever I do not know, I do not even suppose I know.’” This is also known as the Socratic Paradox.
But my point here is to say that the woman is like the Oracle Socrates was talking about: she thinks she knows, but truly knows nothing. Bear in mind that this is not meant to insult her but to point out how much damage the Left causes people: they are made to not know any better, as they are taught precisely the wrong things.
School children are taught that we are killing our planet and we have a certain amount of years left before we all die, a doomsday clock that is reset every few years to keep the hoax alive. If you remember, Al Gore said back in 2006 that the world would be destroyed by climate change in 10 years, prompting Rush Limbaugh to set up a doomsday clock on his website counting down those 10 years until the clock strikes zero. And, of course, nothing happened when the clock ticked all the way down. And now, we have AOC and the U.N.’s IPCC saying we have 11 or 12 years until the world ends due to climate change, and for whatever reason, people like Pepino totally believe them.
And as a result of these b.s. doomsday warnings, people come to such life-altering fear that they take it upon themselves to NOT HAVE CHILDREN AS A RESULT OF THIS! Now, to their credit, Pepino’s group is not so whacko as to demand things like China’s old “one-child” policy in order to curve rising population densities. The BirthStrike site says: “BirthStrike stands in compassionate solidarity with all parents, celebrates their choice and doesn’t seek to judge anyone intending to bear children. BirthStrike disagrees with prioritizing population control over system change in regards to tackling the environmental crisis, disagrees with any enforced population control measures and recognizes the colonial violence of such measures having been proposed in the past and present.”
So I do have to give them credit for that, but unfortunately, there are plenty of people out there who view enforcement of such policies (which would include horrible things like forced abortion) as a means of “solving” climate change and would totally support enforcing such inhumane policies (despite the numerous studies that suggest population control wouldn’t even do anything to climate change). And considering how dire the Left makes this “environmental crisis” sound, people might believe taking desperate measures will be in any way helpful.
But the truth is that there are no extreme weather events that can be attributed to being caused by climate change, and any idea of a city flooding because of melting ice caps (something that isn’t even happening) is someone simply not knowing jack about science. Both are things I have already discussed and shown to be true, backed up by science, facts, logic and other sources. All it takes to not buy into the idea we are killing our planet is doing a little bit of research and using your brain a little bit.
In any case, while Pepino and everyone else certainly have the right to not have children for whatever reason, and while it is appreciated that they don’t try and force other people to not have children themselves, it is a sad sight to see these people be so cajoled by the anti-scientific research of the Left that their entire lives are altered so significantly.
Of course, God is ultimately in control and He decides people’s fate here. If He ordains that Pepino have children, there really isn’t anything that is going to stop Him. If He has chosen her to be part of the elect and eventually become an open Christian, then there is nothing she can do about it. God is the one in control here and He will decide the way people’s lives will go. All we can do on our part is simply pray that He give her wisdom not only to seek the truth about climate change and the evils of the Left but to also find the Truth of Scripture.
“Many are the plans in the mind of man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.”
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