The powers that be are working to reshape the world. It will no longer be an old-fashioned analog model where people can find their own place in the world and cobble together a life that suits their individual talents and preferences. No, this new model is a quantized arrangement. There are only a few allowable choices for profession, school, sexuality, race, religion, and only one choice for political party and belief system. And that’s only the start. Soon there will only be one kind of car, one kind of heating system and one kind of bathroom and kitchen. And the power company will tell you if you’ve used too much power for your car or the air conditioner (if they even allow A/C to exist anymore). And the city will tell you if you’ve taken too long a shower or flushed the toilet too many times.
But where it really gets tricky is if you aren’t from the right family and didn’t go to the right college but you still want to have a normal life. You know, like having a wife and kids. Well, that’s sort of a problem. Because they don’t want just anybody having kids. You’ve got to have the right pedigree and the right mindset. Kids are expensive and it takes a village to raise them so unless you’re the kind of person the village approves of, you’ll just be messing up the orderliness of the hive. So, the mechanism they’ll use is to make it almost impossible to be able to afford kids unless you’re the right kind of person.
It’ll cost a fortune to buy a house and it’ll cost a fortune to send them to good schools and even feeding and clothing them, unless you’re an illegal immigrant, will cost an arm and a leg. So, many people, especially young men are just giving up. It’s just not worth the effort.
Well, the alternative is family helping out with providing a place to live until a house is affordable and providing resources for a down payment and maybe foregoing luxuries like vacation homes and expensive toys to provide help with medical expenses and other incidentals that are bound to come along. And also providing advice and contacts for the young.
And in the past, I’ve kidded about opening up my own match-making business but I think it’s a real need that exists. Women especially could get involved by finding eligible girls who wants to get married and have kids. Sure, I know there are all kinds of dating services and maybe some of them are selective enough to help serious, normal men and women find mates. But relatives and friends are still a valuable source for finding a man or woman for someone looking to start a family.
It may seem like this whole thing is a silly topic. But I think it’s serious enough to think about. There is a great contraction already in the works. If you want your family to survive it then you’re going to have to provide some extra help to make it work. Now, some people probably don’t care. A cheap apartment, a streaming service and a small government check will keep things going until your health gives out and then there’s euthanasia so what’s all the fuss? The path of least resistance is the preferred route for some of the young. The government is just making the choice easier.
But for those of us who want a future that includes a fulfilling human life for our descendants then it’s time to take a hand in what happens to your kids and their kids. Lend a hand. Or go extinct.