by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Left-wing activist and Harvard prodigy David Hogg said he would “much rather own a Porsche and have a Portuguese water dog and golden doodle” than have children because it’s “better for the environment,” comments that reflect a broad consensus among college-educated liberals whose mental health has markedly declined since 2016.
“I’m never planning on having kids,” Hogg wrote in a bizarre Twitter thread. “I would much rather own a Porsche and have a Portuguese water dog and golden doodle [sic]. Long term it’s cheaper, better for The [sic] environment, and will never tell you that it hates you or ask you to pay for college.”
Having children these days is like owning a boat, Hogg suggested before outlining his vision for a terrifying future of childless decadence. “Kids are the new boats,” he explained. “Like yes kids are nice but most people can’t afford them so it’s nice to have friends with one but not have one yourself. Pets are the affordable version of kids today for Millennials and Gen Z and plants are now the more affordable plants.”
This is the future liberals want—one in which the elite professional class agrees to “fight climate change” not by giving up their luxury cars and private airplanes, but rather by simply refusing to procreate. We got a glimpse of this grim future earlier this month when a doctor in Austin, Texas, used his $70,000 Rivian electric truck to perform a vasectomy after his clinic lost power.
These people are sick, as New York Times columnist Ezra Klein revealed in June when he noted that the question he is asked “more than any other” is, “Should I have kids, given the climate crisis they will face [and] knowing they will contribute to the climate crisis the world faces?”