Musk, pronatalist propaganda, and the fight for women's bodies
Beautiful words of channelled anger Rachel, thank you for fighting, and for building us solid data based ammunition in story form 🙏🤞🏼🙇🏼♂️
I wonder if You could interview will McAskill about this and see what he says. Long term ism is well meant it seems (by him anyway) but I don’t know if he would sign up to inequitable intense suffering of a few now (or many - let’s face it) so that we can have trillions more people ‘exist’. To our moral emphasis on protecting future generations over our selfish goals and acting as stewards has value I think, But always this assumption that future growth is good, expected, even essential. I think he’s dig himself a philosophical hole and got stuck in it. He might need a ladder rather than the fawning attention of Musk et al
Well said Rachel. I wonder how far away we are from The Handmaid’s Tale. Truly scary the power and influence money gives to these crazy billionaires.
Women’s liberation, falling birth rates,
and waking up to reality from our capitalist fever dream are all threats to these infantile proto-emperors. However we must keep our eye on the systems-level understanding. Rapacious growth is the basis for their power. Naturally they will try to continue the oversupply of aspirational wage-slaves that form the pyramid scheme they sit atop. One way to do that is by seeding this kind of neo-fascist memetics like long-termism and anti-feminism.
We should take heart that they are resorting to such extreme and puerile narratives. There is a good chance that the weight of social progress will hold against the desperate endgame tactics of a fading capitalist system.
Horrendous. Shocking. Unexpected? Not really. I managed to get into the National Conservative Association Conference in May (for disruption purposes) and heard the first speaker Miriam Cates MP talk about how the real problem for our country is not climate change, cost of living, immigration but the falling birth rate.
Elites love their blinders. This post probably won't hit their eyes.
From the rest of us - well stated, well framed. Much love.
Elites operate on a currency of fear. They have no way to predict the future unless it’s in their narrow lens (not based on equality).
Hi Rachel you went really hard on this text and it's perfect. Thanks for writing it.
It's crazy how the destruction of the planet is so intrinsically connected with white supremacy and misogyny
I find it truly amazing that anyone could believe we have a shortage of people when the global population is larger than it has ever been and has quadrupled since World War 2. It just goes to show how much capitalists depend on endless population growth to keep wages down and consumption up. The elites are absolutely terrified by the reality that most people want small families and they will align themselves with religious fanatics to get their way.
Perfectly written Rachel ✊🏼