There perhaps has never been a more inauspicious time in the life of the average denizen of the modern world to bring an offspring to this planet. The current social, economic and environmental situation seems to sufficiently reinforce the central antinatalist argument that impugns the morality of procreation.
Undoubtedly, those willingly participating in the propagation of children in these perilous days will soon realize the repercussions of their imprudent actions.
Amidst rapidly diminishing human health, environmental crisis, civil unrest, unprecedented political and social polarization, inexorable economic decline, and noxious synthetic chemicals inundating our food, water and air, existence, for many, has become a desperate battle of survival.
The mass man has distinctly demonstrated his profound inability to skillfully navigate these tumultuous conditions (which are essentially a product of his own making), let alone impart the vital navigational skills to his progeny.
Until and unless humanity’s “collective consciousness” considerably elevates, man will continue being shrouded in ignorance, furthering his own downfall.
While the earth can comfortably support many more than eight billion inhabitants, our collective psycho-emotional-spiritual state that drives man’s ceaseless pursuit of material possessions and sensual pleasures, renders the current population fundamentally unsustainable.
Naturally, parenthood is a deeply personal decision. However, failure to consider the present predicament of modern society—a predicament to which the child would unavoidably become subject to from even before birth—is utterly irresponsible.