Time Magazine Promotes A Childless Lifestyle As The Path To The Good Life For U.S. Couples

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Childfree LifeThere is a relentless assault on the family in America today unlike anything that we have ever seen before.  For decades, the entertainment industry and the mainstream media have been portraying marriage as the time “when your fun is over” and they have been encouraging young adults to put off marriage for as long as possible.  So now the marriage rate in the United States is at a record low and the average age for a first marriage is at a record high.  Meanwhile, the entertainment industry and the mainstream media have been heavily promoting the philosophy that having fewer children is better, and they have been teaching our young people that abortion is a really good option if an unwanted pregnancy comes along.  The whole idea is that children are going to keep you from enjoying the kind of life that you really deserve to have.


This philosophy is taken even further in a new Time Magazine article.  The article is entitled “The Childfree Life: When having it all means not having children“, and it openly promotes a “childless lifestyle” as the path to the good life for young U.S. couples.  The following is how the article begins…

One evening when she was 14 years old, Laura Scott was washing dishes in the kitchen with her mother when she decided she didn’t want to have a child. At 26, Scott got married and waited for her mind to change. “It never happened,” she says. “And I realized I was going to be fine.” Now 50, Scott is more than fine: she’s fulfilled. And she’s not alone. The birthrate in the U.S. is the lowest in recorded American history. From 2007 to 2011, the most recent year for which there’s data, the fertility rate declined 9%. A 2010 Pew Research report showed that childlessness has risen across all racial and ethnic groups, adding up to about 1 in 5 American women who end their childbearing years maternity-free, compared with 1 in 10 in the 1970s.

The article goes on to point out that the average cost of raising a child born in 2011 to adulthood will be approximately $234,900, and it suggests that women should think long and hard before making such a commitment.

Well, what is a woman to do if she gets pregnant and she decides that raising that child will ruin her life?

According to the entertainment industry and the mainstream media, abortion is a very simple answer to that problem.

In America today, the vast majority of abortions are done for the sake of convenience.  Abortion is essentially a human sacrifice to our own selfishness, and there are millions upon millions of Americans that will go to any lengths to justify the murder of their own children.

In fact, it has gotten so bad that now many liberal thinkers are even postulating that life may not even begin at birth unless parents decide that it does.

Yes, that sounds absolutely insane, but that is apparently what MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry believes…

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry thinks she has the answer to the ages old question of just when life begins. Her answer: life begins whenever parents “decide” it does.

Practically since the beginning of the national abortion debate the most fought over question between the pro-abortion and pro-life sides is just when does life begin? In an attempt to avoid the arbitrary, most try to utilize some sort of scientific reasoning to decide when life is life. The pro-life side says life begins as soon as the egg is fertilized while the pro-abortion side often contends that life isn’t life until it is self-sustaining, meaning a fetus isn’t “life” until it can survive outside the womb.

But here comes extreme left-winger Harris-Perry to offer the most arbitrary criteria of all: whenever anyone feels like life begins, then that is “life.”

“When does life begin? I submit the answer depends an awful lot on the feeling of the parents. A powerful feeling–but not science,” Harris-Perry said on her July 21 MSNBC show.

As a result of our national obsession with selfishness, our population growth has now fallen below replacement rate.  The following is from a recent article by Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton

Meanwhile most Western nations are now facing a “baby bust,” with population growth falling well below the replacement rate. The global fertility rate has fallen to 2.42 births in 2011 numbers (with 2.1 needed for statistical replacement, or, an equilibrium of human births). The United States, like other Western nations, has already fallen below replacement rate, with a population growth rate of 0.9% and falling, insufficient for continuity, which in turn affects the possibilities for economic growth.

Today we look around and wonder where we will get the trillions of dollars of retirement benefits that we have promised to the Baby Boomers.

Well, if we had not aborted more than 50 million babies since Roe v. Wade was decided, perhaps we would have enough workers to pay the bills.

And as I mentioned earlier in this article, our obsession with selfishness has also resulted in the U.S. marriage rate dropping to an all-time record low

The marriage rate has fluctuated in the past, with dips in the 1930s and 1960s, but it has been in steady decline since the 1970s. Now, researchers report that the marriage rate has dropped to a new low of 31.1, meaning there are about 31 marriages in the U.S. for every 1,000 unmarried women, researchers found. In 1950, that number was 90.2. In 1920, it was 92.3.

In America today, young men and young women are both taught that they need to put off marriage until their educations are done and their careers have started.

So instead of entering into committed relationships at a young age like previous generations did, our young people are being encouraged to embrace “the hookup culture”.  The following is an excerpt from a recent article by Mona Charen entitled “The New Brainwashing: Women Like Hookups“…

Fifty years on, we have this dispatch from the University of Pennsylvania: “Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game Too,” a New York Times account of the way women at one Ivy League school are supposedly “hooking up” in preference to having relationships. It’s not that the sexual revolution actually favored men, the Times reassures its readers, it’s just that women are too focused on careers to make time for men. They pursue sex with “hookup buddies” without a flicker of regret.

This is the new brainwashing. Women have been sold (and sold and sold) on the notion that happiness and fulfillment are to be found in careers. Marriage and children are items to be calendared after the MBA, J.D., or Ph.D. Sex is recreation. Getting attached to the human being behind the sex organ can limit your internship options.

Cheerleading articles like Hanna Rosin’s 2012 Atlantic piece, “Boys on the Side,” argue that far from enduring the “hook-up culture,” women are enjoying their promiscuous freedom. The New York Times piece is in that mold.

In this type of environment, anyone that embraces the “old ways” is considered to be abnormal.

In fact, MTV plans to do a new “freaks on display” reality show about virgins that they hope will get very high ratings…

This as-yet-untitled show follows the lives of several abstinent young people (ages 18 to 25) trying to handle their love lives, parental sex talks, sexually active friends, and the pressure to give in to their temptations. Throughout each episode, MTV chronicles v-card-carrying cast members from across the country, all “plagued with the overwhelming question of keeping their virginity… or losing it.”

Sadly, our entire society is rapidly rejecting traditional values regarding marriage, sex and family.  If you can believe it, Barack Obama recently even nominated someone for a federal judge position that believes that abstinence education is “unconstitutional“.

Our nation is rapidly changing, and not for the better.  For much more on the all-out assault on the family in America, please see my previous article entitled “27 Facts That Prove That The Family In America Is In The Worst Shape Ever“.

And whenever I post an article about marriage, sex or the family, it always provokes some very strong reactions.  Please feel free to share what you think by posting a comment below…

Childfree Life

  • Jodi

    Yep, this is absolutely happening. I know a few people in my life who live this way. They have boyfriends but don’t intend on marring them or have children. And of course, these are the same people who want me to pay for their birth control.

    • Doug

      Well, if we had not aborted more than 50 million babies since Roe v.
      Wade was decided, perhaps we would have enough workers to pay the bills.

      And where do the jobs come from Mike. . .there are no jobs for the folks now. 50 mil added to the population, fodder for drive by shootings maybe, increase the food stamps rolls perhaps. You are way off base on this one. Or maybe McJobs will pay for
      social security.

      • Hammerstrike

        I find it sweet and ironic that all these selfish people supporting abortion are going to be screwed bigtime because Roe vs Wade left too few workers to support their sad buttes.

        Heh, I almost pity them!

        • Misanthrope

          A shortage of workers is not the problem. There are way too many workers and too few jobs. THAT is the problem.

          • Hammerstrike

            Not quiet, it is the economy/society/country that is *****ed.

            No de-industrialization, no me me me culture, no illegals, no1965 immigration reform act and so on, there would be a lot more jobs.

      • Undecider

        Or we can work to take our country back and let entrepreneurialism bring prosperity back to America. We don’t need to sit on our butts waiting for some oligarch to form a company to hire us.

        • Gay Veteran

          I’m curious as to how this country could support 50 MILLION entrepreneurs

    • 1984


  • jsmith

    Michael, I wish you would expose the names of who these people are. The one’s that own the corporations, the news media, the true owners of our government. It sure ain’t the Italians, or Irish Americans, Christians, Muslims. Just who are these people?

    • Graham

      When the truth of what you ask is widely exposed, there will be an “almighty uprising” across America, and elsewhere.

      “They” are already expecting it, hence all the advance preparations before the final cards are played.

      If I point you in a profound direction, backed by a catalogue of proven evidence, this post will end up being “censored”.

      When the truth does come out (across the board), you will immediately question every aspect of history that you have been conditioned to believe.

      It has taken “decades of research” to put all the available piece’s together and I don’t think many will take too kindly to what the true picture comprises.

      It is best that everybody seeks their own answers in their own time. Eat thy daily bread and focus on living in the NOW. It’s the best advice!

    • Silver Gonzales

      Jsmith says that Jews are running America. I say that the good Muslims are running America and Europe.

      If any one group has been the evil one, it is without doubt the WASP who ran the world until 2001. Now it is the Muslim.

      Yes let’s print the names of the international banksters. Let’s see how many smiths there are.

      • Gay Veteran

        “…Yes let’s print the names of the international banksters. Let’s see how many smiths there are.”
        there won’t be a lot of Muslims either

        • Graham


          There could be a similar style of “hat” though :)

          Many shared customs, but few may understand as to why.

      • Hammerstrike

        What´s the percentage of muzzies in Hollywood?

    • Hammerstrike

      That would be racist and Michael doesn´t want to be one.

    • rentslave

      The Saturday people.

      • Graham

        The “Saturday” people breakdown into very concise “groups”, just like you have multiple shades of blue (or whatever).

        Research the “groups” and you will learn their history and beliefs, in addition to where their bloodlines originate. Those “groups” also “follow” the teachings of different “books”.

        All is not as it seems, and they are anything but “unified” under the “race” name given to them globally. The bible also defines some of the “groups” practices in concise ways.

        John Hopkins University has the most interesting evidence, which is based on DNA and genetic tracing.

        The evidence has been acknowledged by those within a specific “group” and I will refrain from repeating the comments that arose from “within” that group when the truth came out.

        Just don’t expect the truth to be openly spoken about by the mainstream media, especially in the USA and the “West”.

        Also note that what a “specific” group do and believe in, has worked extremely well for them. At the “upper” levels, they are highly successful and very influential global players.

  • A Dodgy Bloke

    One I wouldn’t trust Time Magazine to read my weight let alone take anything seriously that comes out of that rag. Time’s market is the progressive upper middle class. That’s who they are talking to and that’s who they’re interviewing. As a class they are short sighted, selfish, delusional and will be the first swept away when the storm hits. Frankly I don’t spend any time worrying about them.
    That said I think if you don’t want children don’t have them. I’ve seen to many women make stupid decisions based on what somebody else wanted. If your a male and want kids you better talk this over with the woman before you walk down the isle she’s the one who will be doing all the heavy lifting. If she doesn’t want kids and you do DON”T MARRY HER.
    I think this lack of enthusiasm for kids and marriage has less to do with Hollywood than the fact kids are graduating five figures in debt and no hope of paying it off. Most people are trying to make ends meet, kids and getting hitched just isn’t on a lot of minds right now. Most of the new jobs are temp jobs with no bennies and you can be gone tomorrow.

    • James Vaughan

      Amen! Here is someone who completely understands what is going on. And I will bet that the ones promoting “No Kids” are the same ones responsible for the economic mess we are in!

    • seth datta

      Many of the people in my med school are graduating with 250 000 of debt.

  • anne

    It is a complicated issue. If you are a young woman who does want children, finding a guy who is does also, is very difficult. Then does he/you have the money and oh, great, what about if he leaves you and then she is a single Mom ( l believe it is mostly single Moms now, but understand there are single Dads out there too). The propaganda against marriage has been effective, along with parents not staying committed so basically re-inforcing the message that no relationship lasts, so why would a woman want to have kids? It seems to be a majority of ones that are poor that are used to be taken care of by the system and so don’t mind that they are becoming life-long system symbiotes themselves. We see older woman adopting now because they have the means, but that is not the answer either.

    • SamFox

      And the way govt has been purposely wrecking the US economy doesn’t help.
      If you have not heard of the
      Cloward And Piven Strategy
      look it up. You’ll find that our economy has been under attack for quite some time.

  • SamFox

    Time Mag is outta their minds, but what else is new. Harris-Perry is so far gone…what a dumb bucket. This lady must also think that pregnancy is caused the same way. “Oh honey, I’m pregnant!” she says. “But how could you be?” he responds, “We used birth control.” “George!” she retorts. “I said I was & that settles it! Lets build on an extra room…”. I can see it now…:-)

    The only people group at more than replacement levels is the Muslims. It won’t be many years before they own Europe & they won’t have to do a war. Look it up. If people don’t wake up it won’t be long before Muslims outnumber every other group, in every country.

    Part of the problem was the horse poo propaganda that the world was over crowded. So a lotta numb nuts quit having children. The article describes other causes that are more recent. These other reasons are also mostly based on propaganda as well as fringe stream media manipulation.

    To those that are still stupid enough not to know when human life begins: If a human is not being formed after the egg & sperm unite, then what is? What is the energy that causes the 1st cell division in a fertilized egg? The life force of course. There is not an inferior life energy that starts the process that is replaced by a superior life energy at some later time that can only then be called human life.
    This is the same life force from conception to grave that 1st caused our cells to divide, our hearts to beat…
    Some people grasp at any straw they can to deny the truth.

    • Graham

      By the time our Muslim friends are about to become the dominant religion in Europe, I think you will find that a “one world religion” will be rolled out. They are gearing up for it in multiple ways right now.

      When you do things slowly enough, only the astute will notice. When you do anything slowly enough, few notice. How did the global status quo we experience right now come about?

      Was it by chance, by accident, or on purpose?

    • Gay Veteran

      “…Part of the problem was the horse poo propaganda that the world was over crowded….”
      the world is having an incredibly difficult time feeding the current population, and this planet does NOT have infinite resources.

  • Kritischer_Realist

    Why doesn’t Time Magazine show a black, a hispanic or an Asian couple as an »example« for a child-free life? Think about that…

    • Graham

      Because white Christians are a primary target in order to dilute their power base within the USA. The roles traditionally played out are now being completely reversed.

      Whilst Christians have been heavily conditioned into supporting the overall global agenda from one specific angle, they need to rationalise what is happening behind the scenes as it is now being turned against them.

      Their usefulness in the past has enabled other “groups” to gain phenomenal strength behind the scenes. It was part of the “plan”.

      Things are now unfolding at such an immense pace, most are likely to be left in complete turmoil and total confusion. That’s a very powerful psychological method to control a perceived enemy.

      Depopulation is a major part of the agenda. Just watch how the policies further develop and get promoted.

    • blahblah

      cause you sell to the majority, and whites are the majority in the u.s.?

  • apeiron

    Young men have seen their Fathers, brothers, uncles & friends wealth, children & future stolen in capricious no-fault divorce settlements for a good 40 years now. That risk is enough to make one VERY cautious. So called “sexual liberation” has rendered the majority of women untrustworthy marriage material.

    • Hammerstrike

      Young men must revolt, they must have solidarity, they must plot, they must work together to bring about the downfall of that despicable system.

      Remain defiant, comrades! Let contempt be the armor of your soul and hatred be your weapon against hypocrisie!
      You owe them nothing, on the contrary, they owe you!

      • apeiron

        Not many will, but Ghost Nation needn’t be large to have an effect.

        • Hammerstrike

          There where more yankees supporting the British than the Revolution and active fighting colonials where just 3% of the population.

          But quality beat quantity.

    • seth datta

      In the UK, most women don’t care much for a provider. So I guess many men have matched their personality attributes to match this new paradigm.

      • Graham

        And the background plan for the destruction of the family unit may have originated right out of Tavistock (UK).

        It was certainly duplicated and financed by the Rockefeller Foundation in the States, possibly backed by the CFR, Trilateral or Bilderberg “gods”.

        Divide the sexes and the result should equate to lower birth rates and undisciplined children that have a free reign to corrupt the morals of an otherwise stable society.

        Mayhem is the general name of their game.

        Ordo ab Chao

  • Richard

    You know, if you are comparing the moralizing of not having children with an expenditure of $234,900 per child, you’re not going to get very far.

    How about the idea that the cruelest thing you can do to a child is to bring him/her into the world. The world is a nasty, brutish place. You say so all the time. Yet you would willingly submit new life to this horror. I just can’t see the logic.
    If you are of the opinion that as soon as you are born, you have automatic moral duties to the next generation, then just go ahead and say so. I cannot bring myself to believe such an enormity.
    When you are born, you are a free agent. You are free to do, say and think as you like provided you do not harm anyone else in the process. Either you believe that or you don’t. If you do, you cannot just add a sort of addendum which morally requires you to take certain steps to further the cause of humanity.
    If, indeed, humanity is set on self-extinction, then, so be it. Que sera sera…

    • Hammerstrike

      Because that is obviously what the Powers that be wants, letting them win.

      Aiding and abetting an enemy in times of war and waging war against the motherland are acts which are commonly defined as what?

      “provided you do not harm anyone else in the process.”

      No, not at all. )

    • seth datta

      My parents look at me like a kook when I say it, but with all that is happening both at home and abroad, I truly know it is the end times.

      The British Upper Class somewhat believe in Luciferianism, as I know some of these people personally and have been shocked at what I have surmised.

      • chris

        FreeMasonry is probably the explanation.

        • Graham

          Purposely infiltrated. Lookup Albert Pike.

          Re Freemasonry, only those at and above the “Royal Secret” will know for certain about the Luciferian agenda. Those levels (32+) are by strict invitation only.

          Anywhere you observe disinformation, secrecy and a lack of transparency, requires further investigation.

          In an open and honest society, nothing requires to be hidden. What is, usually has a sinister undertone.

      • Graham

        As I’m sure you will already know, it goes far beyond the British upper class.

        If you really want to know whose connected with who, trace the bloodlines.

        When you get back far enough, it will become obvious what has occurred in the long term past.

    • Hammerstrike

      1) Keep sheltering and showering your child with expensive stuff until they are spoiled rotten.
      2) Be surprised when that have (negative) consequences.
      3) ???
      4) Profit!

  • Guest

    Ha! At 50, unless you are among the very rich, you are deemed to be useless in today´s society, no possibility to advance and there isn´t going to be any retirement.

    After the Big One, those childless couples are going to ask others to pay for their retirement and the answer they´ll get is No, heck no, please go die you sad mother ****s! A reasonable and justified response!

    “And whenever I post an article about marriage, sex or the family, it always provokes some very strong reactions.”

    He cares not where the butthurt flows from, only that it does.
    I deem the birth rate to be most important, traditional vs other views on marriage and sex to only come after that.
    If view A restricts birthrate, view B slightly restricts it and view C encourage it, then I encourage view C.

  • SafetyViking

    I agree with couples who don’t want children. Too expensive, economy is too screwy, and couples generally don’t stay together forever. I only have one child, 2nd wife never had any, and we’re in our 50’s so we won’t be having any others than our German Shepherd. (Besides, the hedonistic beast in me loves the fact that my 52 year old wife has a 30 year old hot/bikini body w/o all the wear & tear of child-bearing…)

    Besides…too many of the critters runnin’ around as it is…

    • Hammerstrike

      Very simple, after the BIg One, who is going to support childess couples? No one.
      They´ll be left to their own device, as is only reasonable and juste.

      • SafetyViking

        I generally don’t & won’t speak for other people, but the fact remains, if people have kids as some sort of retirement plan, they’ve lost…

        • Hammerstrike

          On the contrary, it is the people who relies on retirement funds who are screwed bigtime.

          Because whever they are private or public, your governement is going to seize these funds and the real inflation rate is around 8 or 9%.

          The NSA network is not just aimed at dissidents but at your wallet.

          • SafetyViking

            That would be very difficult in my case…

          • Hammerstrike

            Well, if you don´t have anything to seize…

        • seth datta

          Isnt that the way things used to be? Isnt that the only way for a stable future, considering the reduced oil available in the world and the fact that we can no longer continue this fiat fiasco or ask people in third world countries to do the work we have offshored/given up to automation?

          • SafetyViking


          • Hammerstrike

            Yes, used to be that for some 200 000 years.

      • TahTahTeeTeeTah

        My mother-in-law tried the “who will take care of you when you’re old” argument when we decided against having kids. Isn’t it a bit pie-in-the-sky to assume that one’s children will automatically take care of their parents? What a terrible – and risky – reason to bring life into the world….just to make sure your needs are met when you’re old.

        • Hammerstrike

          If that is the truth, you are the living proof that Darwin was right!

          A bit pie-in-the-sky to believe the governements will give money to the retired after SHTF.
          Pensions doesn´t even keep up with official inflation rates already.

  • Hammerstrike

    Ha! At 50, unless you are among the very rich, you are deemed to be useless in today´s society, no possibility to advance and there isn´t going to be any retirement.

    A society after the Big One is not going to support the retirement of the childless.

  • Guest

    “And whenever I post an article about marriage, sex or the family, it always provokes some very strong reactions.”

    He cares not where the butt hurt flows from, only that it does.
    I deem the birth rate to be most important, traditional vs other views on marriage and sex to only come after that.
    If view A restricts birthrate, view B slightly restricts it and view C encourage it, then I encourage view C.

  • Guest

    “And whenever I post an article about marriage, sx or the family, it always provokes some very strong reactions.”

  • Hammerstrike

    “And whenever I post an article about marriage, sx or the family, it always provokes some very strong reactions.”

    He cares not where the butt hurt flows from, only that it does.

    I deem the birth rate to be most important, traditional vs other views on marriage and sx to only come after that.
    If view A restricts birthrate, view B slightly restricts it and view C encourage it, then I encourage view C.

  • SafetyViking

    Too many people on the planet anyway….

    Get a vasectomy or tie your tubes…have FUN & stash more cash. Kids are overrated anyway…

    • Hammerstrike

      Not quiet.

      Too many Pakistanis, Turks and Mexicans, too few Finns, Japanese, Yankees or Germans. -)

    • chris

      Too many people for what purpose? Too many to control? The planet produces more than enough food to feed everyone on it but 50% is wasted (official line a few months ago).

      • Gay Veteran

        let’s bring the starving people to your neighborhood

  • Michael McNew

    Here is an interview with a mother of 9 kids. People need to hear such testimonials that promote that large families are fantastic:

    In American culture all we have is the media putting down large families.

  • Uh-huh

    There is nothing in this American government that promotes families, and Satan loves nothing more than to destroy families.

  • A. Dad

    Well said…How about an article about the ‘war on family’ as a follow up piece? Esp the war on the role of the Father figure in the household today as eschewed on any tv station, specifically stations containing kids programming.

    • Sandbagger

      Sitting in the chair getting my hair done last Saturday, I stumbled upon an article in Redbook Magazine by Aaron Traister: The Whys Guy Takes on TV Dads.

      Google it and I bet you’ll appreciate it. He’s also got a Blog where he touches on what it’s been like to be a stay-at-home dad.

      My husband works and I stay home with our six year old. I agree men are portrayed as doofuses in the media when it comes to raising children. My husband has proven them wrong so many times.

      Michael…Hubby and I were DINKs for 23 years before having our son. We traveled, bought junk, and did what we wanted, when we wanted. It got old and we realized what was missing was someone to SHARE our lives. We’re proud to say we were fully adult when we became pregnant and I wouldn’t have traded the “me” years I had. They matured me and my husband and that has definitely made a difference in how we raise our son. So, while we got married out of high school, we made the conscious decision to wait until we could take care of ourselves before bringing a child into our lives.

      No regrets. Sadness for the mess the US has become and worry for his prospects, but never any regrets.

  • Veronica

    I think waiting to get married until each person is educated and financially stable is excellent advice. With a 50% divorce rate, each person must be able to support him/herself in case the marriage doesn’t work out. Also, in order to afford kids, statistically both parents need to work (especially in metro areas). So how is being financially responsible selfish?

  • Ben Jacobs


  • Tom Sporman

    ” Hello Athens, how the heck are yu, still all-powerful, still all noble? Just a short tweet from a modern, want to let yu know we’ll soon be joinen ya”
    * To the tune of “Camp Granada”

  • Paul

    People without children don’t have to worry about the future because they have no future. No children’s future , no grand children’s future to worry about. Nothing to fight for or preserve for the future generations. They can wallow in the present and not care what happens. If America embraces this philosophy it has no future.

    • Misanthrope

      America already has no future, and that’s why a lot of people don’t want kids.

      • laura m.

        misanthrope: Agree. I’m a retiree now and worked most my life as hubby was blue collar and we chose not to be parents. I saw no glamour in staying home not earning a paycheck. With high divorce rates/cost of raising them, why be trapped with kids, plus there are no guarantees they will turn out ok. As I look back decades, over ninty percent I know past and present, would have fared better not breeding.

        • Hammerstrike

          Except, your retirment is being eaten away by inflation and the governement is becoming even more greedy than it already is, they´ll just seize your money.

          youtube.c om/watch?v=lOKbMW2uqs8

          This is your future. -)

      • Hammerstrike

        No, it is the other way around, the culture of selfishness that robbed our nations of their future and brought about the Collapse.

        Buuuut, from the ruins of the old age, a new one can rise.

  • thoughtwrite

    Bravo! Thank you for posting this information. Now if we can just get secular society to read it, pay attention and do their own thinking, America may still have a chance at longevity. At present I hold out very little hope for it.

  • noneya

    It’s all fun and games until you get older and realize you have a house full of stuff and no one who loves you. No one to take care of you or care to visit you now because you are old and wrinkled and not young and partying. I am so glad to have had the experience of having a child and raising him. My life would be so empty if I hadn’t.

    • laura m.

      noneya: I’ve heard the same thing many times.
      However my age group is putting parents in long term care, as they have to work, or stay active in the social clubs, golf, traveling, etc. What a crock of cow crap. there is no guar. kids will take care of old parents and many don’t.. Some kids die before the parents , or move way off for employment. Obama care will euthanize old and sick people soon, no need for long term facilities.

  • Ralphie

    Sometimes members of Al-anon (friends and families of alcoholics) are the alcoholic themselves. I think I said more than enough.

  • Rufus T Firefly

    Time magazine finally writes something intelligent.

  • Tatiana Covington

    I remind you that robots are developing *very* rapidly.

  • natasha a. sulaiman

    I am 24, a Christian, single, but plan to marry after college, or remain single if it is God’s will…even this idea about whether to wait for marriage is debatable…basically my point is, I agree that abortion is wrong, to not have children is not God-honoring (what if they just want to adopt?), but putting off marriage is not necessarily a bad thing right, is it? I mean, I personally want to get married, have biological children and adopt more children… I believe that is what God has called me to do, with my future husband. But I am also putting off marriage because I have very good reasons to do so… and some of those reasons are the very ones you mentioned such as studies, career, obligations to parents, student debt, etc. So don’t judge the many women who are in the same boats as I am, not because they are trapped in their choices, but also be able to make better lives for their next generations. I have met many Christian men and women who had kids in their twenties, and some of them did well, some don’t. The same goes for those who waited. Waiting to have kids is not an indicator that the couple will have fewer kids than if they hadn’t waited.

    • seth datta

      I am no Saint, but as a single guy I wouldn’t marry a woman over 25 in 99.9% of cases as women become jaded and better manipulators, as well as suffering from choice addition. They don’t become any more mature in a relationship sense. So I’d rather not marry or marry someone when they are in the 19-24 age group, in an ecclesiastical marriage. I’m aware men can be bad too, but this always was the case and women have matched/outshined even the men.

    • chris

      Do you really want to bring children into what is becoming a fascist totalitarian control grid along the lines of a Nazi concentration camp? Just saying….

  • Chris

    Not being racist or anything but is it really a coincidence that they choose two white people for the cover promoting a childless lifestyle? Why not two black people? I bet Time are well into PC covers with ethnic minorities when it suits them but not this time.

  • seth datta

    Isn’t this racial suicide? Then you cannot complain about immigrants. Who don’t owe SS/other social programs anything, as they are taken advantage of to pay for older Americans health care etc.. The best thing is for Caucasian Americans to have kids!

  • rkb100100

    Economically kids make no sense whatever. The personal need to procreate and family is exploited by government, more people wise up to this fact and rethink. Besides, your bundle of joy has over $100K in public debt he can look forward to shouldering one way or another.

    Further we’ve been told by the Environmental Left people are a cancer on the Earth, who wants to contribute to that?

    The Europeans figured this out years ago, now we are. Soon more people will be dying than being born.

  • Misanthrope

    Eh? Steering this toward the abortion issue was quite a stretch. Contraceptive methods are amazingly reliable nowadays, so most people who don’t want children won’t have to resort to abortion as a means of birth control.
    I’m surprised that just yesterday you pointed out that 40% of the working population is making effectively less than the 1968 minimum wage, yet now you are shocked – shocked, I tell you! – that some people may choose not to have kids. Gee, maybe they just want to stay off welfare.
    Those few, very few of you who can actually afford to have children and raise them properly are still going to find your children being swallowed whole by millions of mouthbreathing dullards. As for me, I’m not creating any more tax mules, slaves, or serfs for this system. It’s screwed because that’s the way of human nature. I don’t really like people enough to want to create any more of them.

    • Gay Veteran

      a lot of the people who oppose abortion also oppose contraception, no rest for the would-be ayatollahs.

  • j lemurian

    OK, the issue I have with this article is that it subtly equates not wanting to have children directly with abortion. I am totally against abortion, but I’m not even so hot about marriage anymore. After 11 years of marriage and one daughter, I don’t feel the need to keep breeding just to make some demographic happy.

  • dharris23451

    It’s not pro-abortion, it’s pro-choice.

    • MrApple

      It’s pro-death.

      • dharris23451

        Mr. Apple, are you going to step up and adopt this baby that the mother obviously cannot take care of?????
        Mistakes happen, whether you want to believe it or not. Women are going to get abortions and it’s better to have it safe and legal than back-alley coat-hanger abortions.

        • MrApple

          Maybe people should keep their genitals in their pants if they aren’t mature enough to deal with the consequences of having sex, one of those being having children. And last time I checked there are multiple devices and methods that can still allow the two people involved in sex to drastically cut down their chances of making a baby. Pro-abortion, pro-choice, pro-not having to face up to the consequences of your actions, call it what you want but it is still just pro-death of a living human being.

  • BenDoubleCrossed


    It is obvious that our government has encouraged rather than discouraged what is described as “illegal immigration” for the reasons described in my article included below.

    An “Illusion” becomes a “Delusion” when people persist in believing the “Illusion” is real!

    I believe my article below frames some of the key questions that must be addressed by the “MEDIA”, “Political Parties”, “Candidates” and our “Elected Officials”!

    We have lived for too long under a carefully crafted “ILLUSION” an illusion that our country has been far more successful than it actually has been!

    Why would the world’s wealthiest most powerful nation need to subsidize: Railroads, Airlines, Farming, Housing, Universities, College Tuition’s, Healthcare and Retirement?

    Republicans and Democrats passed the “Full Employment Act” in 1946.

    Republicans and Democrats believe that it is government’s responsibility to create jobs.

    During my lifetime, Republicans and Democrats have attempted to create “Full Employment” and “Continuous Growth” financed by “Subsidies” “Debt”, “Inflation” and “Tax Incentives”!

    A government that uses “Subsidies” “Debt”, “Inflation” and “Tax Incentives” in an attempt to create full employment and continuous growth is not the small government with limited powers authorized by our United States Constitution!

    The U.S. population is shrinking and aging. Europe’s population is also shrinking and aging.

    The workforce is shrinking and aging but our national debt is increasing!

    A shrinking population reduces demand, most retirees have less disposable income and a shrinking workforce reduces tax revenue while our national debt is increasing!

    How does an economic system based on “Full Employment” “Constant Growth” financed by “Subsidies” “Permanent Inflation” and ever increasing “Debt” survive a “Shrinking Aging Global Population”? It encourages rather than discourages so called “Illegal Immigration”!

    Illegal Immigration from Mexico is a temporary fix because statistics show that their birthrate is shrinking and is expected to be negative within 3 to 10 years.

    Our Nation Can Not Solve Its Problems Until It Is Willing To Face Its Problems!

    Is it realistic to expect citizens to be rugged individuals that meet all of their lives needs without government assistance in a country that has to subsidize almost everything to make it affordable?

    Is it realistic to expect citizens to save to meet their own retirement needs in a country that has a permanent inflation policy in which banks pay negative interest rates to those citizens who attempt to save for retirement needs?

    One political party expects citizens to meet their own needs without a means to save and the other has emphasized social welfare programs that it has not or cannot fund!


    Please Watch This Video

    Muslim Demographics. http://www.youtube.com/embed/6-3X5hIFXYU


    THE BABY BUST The Wall Street Journal
    The nation’s falling fertility rate is the root cause of many of our problems. And it’s only getting worse.

    “The nation’s falling fertility rate underlies many of our most difficult problems. Once a country’s fertility rate falls consistently below replacement, its age profile begins to shift. You get more old people than young people. And eventually, as the bloated cohort of old people dies off, population begins to contract. This dual problem—a population that is disproportionately old and shrinking overall—has enormous economic, political and cultural consequences.”

    The media and politicians have worked overtime to misrepresent the issues surrounding illegal entry into these United States and have totally avoided any honest discussion about the economic forces driving it! * see page 3 “The Economy and Demography of The 21’st Century” “The Worker Gap”.

    Immigration and U.S. Immigration Policy:

    Medium-Term Fiscal Impacts and Long-term Fiscal Sustainability for the U.S. Budget Testimony of Marc Rosenblum, MPI Senior Policy Analyst, before the National Commission on Fiscal

    Responsibility and Reform.
    June 30, 2010




    Testimony of Marc R. Rosenblum
    Senior Policy Analyst
    Migration Policy Institute
    Before the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
    Washington, D.C.
    June 30, 2010

    Immigration and U.S. Immigration Policy: Medium-Term Fiscal Impacts and Long-term Fiscal Sustainability for the

    U.S. Budget


    The U.S. has a huge “debt problem” the Dollar is losing its “Key Currency Credibility”! Mexico is the third largest supplier of oil to the United States. Mexico has a large young population and high unemployment! The U.S. “needs a lot of oil” and a large young unemployed population is putting a “lot of political pressure” on the Mexican Government!

    The Mexican government would like to export its unemployment problem to the United States and the United States would like to continue buying oil from Mexico in U.S. Dollars and at favorable prices!

    U.S. banks knowingly fund mortgages to illegal http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=44468

    “The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is encouraging banks to sign up illegal aliens in the banking system, calling the growth of the market ‘a compelling incentive’ for U.S. banks to enter this largely untapped market …
    “But there are clear laws on the books for the integrity of the immigration system. Under the U.S. Criminal Code, it is a crime punishable by 10 years in jail for aiding and abetting someone in this country illegally for commercial gain. And the Bank Secrecy Act of 1972 makes it clear banks must know their customer, and any illegal activity must be reported to the government.”
    – Lou Dobbs Show, March 21, 2005

  • Gay Veteran

    Wow, I’m generally impressed with your writing but this article contains more than its share of pure garbage:

    “…Abortion is essentially a human sacrifice to our own selfishness, and there are millions upon millions of Americans that will go to any lengths to justify the murder of their own children….”
    and being FORCED to give birth is slavery. Karl Denninger, one of the founders of the Tea Party movement, correctly points out that you cannot be free is you don’t control your own body.

    “…if we had not aborted more than 50 million babies since Roe v. Wade was decided, perhaps we would have enough workers to pay the bills….”
    And how many articles have you written about our massive unemployment and under-employment problems???

  • Jclm1259

    I think people are making far too much of this. My husband and I are happily childfree and while it’s the right decision for us, I know that others have to make the decisions that are right for them. With the world’s population pushing over 7 billion, the socially responsible thing to do if you want children is to adopt one of the many thousands of kids waiting for a loving, forever home instead of choosing the always selfish, ego-driven idea of procreating.

  • seewithyourowneyes

    The idiot feminists of the left are destroying women’s rights. If the U.S. population that believes in equality for women stops reproducing, then those Americans (and foreign imported” Americans”) who oppose women’s rights will have the upper hand.
    The minimum age of consent in Mexico is 12. There is no minimum age of consent in many Muslim countries. Muslims and Mexicans reproduce at a higher rate than other Americans. So down the road we can say goodbye to statutory rape laws and hello to pedophilia.
    And what good is a woman’s right to vote if a husband (as under Sharia law) has the right to forbid her from leaving the house, and the right to beat her if she disobeys him? (and to beat her if he detects “the spirit of disobedience in her eyes.”)
    Idiot feminists have no appreciation for how relatively new and fragile is our American notion of women as co-human, rather than as a uniquely privileged, and uniquely blameworthy and scapegoat-able species of livestock.
    Save the women. Believers of women’s equality must reproduce. Multi-culti “respect” for foreign misogyny must be exposed as the sham it is.

  • Jim Davis

    I have to strongly disagree with Michael on this one. It doesn’t make sense for people to have lots of kids when the need for human labor is decreasing. 10% unemployment is the new normal, and it is only going to get worse with more and more automation.

    Unfortunately, the poor and illegal immigrants continue to breed like rats. Leading us ever closer to an idiocratic society.

    • Hammerstrike

      No, Chinese companies are already facing workers shortages because they are just starting to have an industrial society.

      Automation is not responsible, banking system taking over profits, collective laziness and apathy is.

      What do you do if you have a severe rat infestation and you get bitten everytime you go to the shower or the kitchen? You respect the “rights” of the vermine?

  • ConcernedAmerican

    Some Americans wanted to have children but can not financially afford to have children. Some people are working full time jobs but can’t even afford electricity. Why would someone purposely bring a child into poverty? Some people know they can not afford to stay home from work to homeschool. So, why should those people have children they would have to place into public schools? Just take a look at the drop-out rate in the U.S. and remember all that John Taylor Gatto taught us about public education. If a person is a wage slave in a dead end job, why would they have children that will likely end up as wage slaves too? If someone loves another human, they want better for them. Am we supposed to have children so the wealthy will never have to work or scrub their own toilets? Perhaps, the wealthy are realizing that the true wealth builders are those of us that actually work and they are terrified if we don’t create another generation of workers they will have to actually get out of their office chairs and climate controlled offices and do their own work. Why would people have children when the middle class have almost completly disappeared? There are so many kids waiting to be adopted in the U.S. Frequently you write articles filled with facts about how bleak the future is for working class America and how there are few good jobs left. Now, after the working class’ homes have been foreclosed on and there are no good jobs left formerly middle class people are susposed to want to bring children into this situation? I have heard of families living in their cars or homeless shelters. Where is the money to raise kids supposed to come from? Lord forbid anyone go on welfare or we see how society talks about them. Not having children isn’t about convenience, it is about reality.

    • 10%

      Let the mexican populate the usa instead. Duh!

  • otter1111

    My wife and I have a larger family and I wouldn’t change a thing. Children are a blessing and a gift from God.

  • Watchman

    Michael howcome you are not examining the relationship between sexual repression in America and the link between violence. This is probably one of the best articles I’ve read on the subject:


    “With only 5% of the world’s population, the United States locks up
    25%—one quarter—of the world’s convicts. Even with the largest
    incarcerated population per capita, it is still building more prisons.
    America is now the most self-punishing nation on the planet, or perhaps
    to have ever existed.”

    “While America movie-making revels in violence, it actively shuns
    sexuality. Not only is sex repressed in the media it is actively
    expunged from the cultural discourse. There is no quicker way to shut
    down an art gallery in the U.S. than to exhibit artwork dealing with

    The links between sex and violence in America are strong. Date rape,
    date rape drugs, gang rape, rape and murder, sexual abuse and murder of
    children, and domestic abuse—sometimes involving notable public figures
    and athletes—are a regular feature of the daily American news diet.

    Current auto-erotic trends combine the threat of violence with the sex
    act, as with David Carradine’s death (and many others) by hanging while

    On the other side of the media channel, deep sexual innuendo fuels the
    commercial act. There has been a complete infusion of sex drive into
    commercial products by corporate interests. This can be seen in the
    conscious imbuing of sexuality into commercial objects: penises into
    lipstick, women’s bodies into the sheet metal of automobiles, and overt
    sexual imagery into advertising. Commercial sexualization is rampant in
    the US consumer economy—the transference of the sexual drive to the
    oral-consumptive drive.

    The commercial tactic is to be alluring and suggestive rather than
    graphic and erotic. Innuendo trumps the actual act, with actual
    corporate goal to create ongoing insatiable desire without the
    possibility fulfillment—just its promise.

    This hunger that can’t be satisfied, as promoted by American capitalism,
    is an oral fixation—without any possibility of gratification. This has
    led to transferring sexual hunger to oral hunger throughout the American
    market, which has led to the over-consumption of consumer
    goods—including food and an epidemic of obesity—the worst outcomes of
    which can be followed on bottom-feeding television reality shows such as

    Because Americans are more afraid of sexuality than they are of
    violence, and the proof is plain to see in cultural expression, sex is
    an underground activity. Repressed sexuality—pornography—is a
    multi-billion dollar industry in America. The undercurrent of much of
    this pornography is violent fantasy, with men dominating women and
    children and even other men.

    Even the violent act of swearing is sexual domination—the “fuck you” of
    treating women as the despised subordinate. But in the mainstream media,
    American movies and media are censored for sex but not for violence or
    indeed, violent language—including the opinionized news presented on the
    right wing media such as Fox “News.”

    As to the divide between American women and men, divorce is at an
    all-time high, intimacy may be at an all-time low, and there are more
    openly gay and single-parent families, and more families in emotional
    and economic crisis than ever before. These are the symptoms of applying
    an uncompassionate capitalistic philosophy based on Darwinian natural
    selection and acceptable losses through sanctioned violence applied to
    an entire national culture in the grandest social experiment since

    Viewed from this short distance of five kilometers, America is
    psychically and psychologically out of control. One could diagnose a
    society in the grip of clinical insanity. Much as could be seen in
    Europe and especially Germany, Italy and Spain after the First World
    War, the logical prediction for America’s future would be waging a
    permanent and continuous war, both civil and international.”

  • DINKs

    My husband and I don’t have kids and I don’t want them!!! I am 34 a professional woman and the choice to not have kids is not selfish it’s the opposite! I see my friends with kids and I do not envy them, I have freedom and do what I want with my life, I feel blessed.

    • efsmithlaw

      And your seed will die with you. All the struggles of your ancestors to pass that fragile torch of life through the generations and you carelessly extinguish it forever.

      • sandra schmidt

        Women don’t have seed.

  • MrApple

    Having kids is a pain, it is messy, it is LOUD, it can be extremely frustrating, it sucks the energy right out of you, it can kill your sex life, it can eat up any spare time that you might have, and it will certainly dry up every spare dime that you might have. But when they giggle, smile at you, call you Mommy or Daddy, blow you kisses, or give you hugs you realize that having kids is the best thing that ever happened to you. I’m poorer, more tired, and presently have a little thrown up formula on my shoulder and what I hope is just smelly dirt on the front of my t-shirt and my life is “richer” for it.

  • Rebecca in TN

    The true state of America is shown by the happy faces on those people on the cover. Look how much more fulfilled you can be with a life free of the burden of children. Money and stuff will make you all fulfilled, just trust time magazine. It really just makes me sit back and laugh. Money and stuff, fancy vacations, etc doesn’t make anyone happy. Hugs and kisses, giggles, and cuddles is true fulfillment.

  • Deb89919413

    It is a very good idea to wait till you are a lttle bit older and really get to know someone very well to get married. If you do not wish to have children, then don’t.

  • sodagrrl

    The “nudge” is toward the goal of zero procreation. These lucky “child-free” couples will need all those new immigrants to change their diapers one day.

  • lillybart

    I would like to know where? Where in the mainstream media are they anti-family or anti-children? Everytime I see the news it is about a baby being born! Kim Kardashian, the royal baby, Byance and JZ, etc! All the news and celebrities ever talk about is babies and families! Also, everything has to be so family friendly these days and PC because we all have to be responsible for the children!! Give me a break with this paranoid bull!

  • motorsportsnz

    Time magazine thinks its self as a bible and those that believe this stupidity of times foolishness about life do not yet hear what truth is:
    John 18:37 (KJV)
    [37] Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

    Do we today hear His voice?

  • efsmithlaw

    The low-low birth rate trend in most regions of the world is creating a new genetic bottle neck for the human race to pass through. People with religious faith and strong genetic survival instincts will disproportionately pass on their DNA. Fear of a genetic extinction level event by the atheist and decadent progressives is the main driver for their frantic push to bring in masses of dumbed down immigrants. They hope to use this horde of minions to maintain control over the surging true Christian population. You can also smell their fear in the way they relentlessly assault the fecund and Christian Almish in the media.

  • James

    The irony of that Time Magazine article is that if the author’s parents adopted such a lifestyle, he would not have been around to write about it. I wonder how many children saw that magazine cover and thought to themselves “Gee, thanks a lot!” I wonder how children feel when they see such articles being published.

  • dan 101

    the way things are going the whole world has no future, I hate to brake it to you people but the reality is one day humans will either go extinct due to themselves or nature. And lets just say we make it and go on till the point when the sun dies and becomes a black hole….now tell me who will survive that?

  • sweetnovember

    The economy and the uncertain future of America plays a big role in people’s decision to not have children. Why bring a child into the world when the future is looking so bleak? Some are taking about bringing more children into the world to support the workforce. Hmm, when there are so many Americans unemployed how are the younger generations going to find work? Then you have so many Americans living in severe poverty neighborhoods, most who are on welfare and having babies left and right, well the sad, sad trend tends to be “welfare is generational”. I have literally heard a mother tell her daughter “as soon as your 18 you need to apply for your own food stamps and get your own section 8 housing. Well if you have 50 million more people in this country, the majority of whom are going to fall into those poverty and below poverty levels, there’s more benefits the Government is going to have to dole out when the Government can’t take care of our people now and as it is and are cutting back benefits so much that it CAN”T support near the number of families on welfare now? It’s a choice to not have children and as far as I know people in the great old USA still have choices in what they choose to do with their lives.

  • Mr brabus

    So education isn’t important?? Having a kid at such a young age is supposed to be better? I’m 19 I want to finish school get a career, car, house with white picket fence, and get married to a good woman and have kids of my own. But for now I want to have a good time and expirence all the “fun” things about being young.

  • woz

    The TIME article doesn’t mention abortion once, but actually, it cites very Christian married couples who do not want children, as well as single women who are choosing to be single and childless. Why are you bringing up abortion? It also further states that there is a correlation between intelligent women (high IQ) and chosen childlessness, potentially b/c they are choosing develop themselves and their career, not be held back by children. Lastly, our childless rate is still only in the teens…countries like Italy have 25% by choice childless women.

    I’m in my late 20s. I have never wanted children. I never had a desire to babysit as a teen. I dislike having to interact with them (children between 0 and 12). Ironically, I’m a high school teacher because I love teenagers. Me? I will never have a child. I am not worried about when I get older because of my extended family and senior living communities, where most American elderly end up anyway!

  • SolitaryPillar

    America screams for children, from the right, for the same reason that India and China scream for children. They want cheap workers. Cheap workers means desperate workers. Nobody wants to live in that situation. No wonder fewer people want kids. It is because they know desperation and observing your future children being second class worker meat is not going to provide fulfillment as parents. Some people may applaud the values of people who have children, whether they can provide a good life for them or now, and they may even give those children low paying jobs. That seems like little incentive to have children.

    I would like to add tot he biblical argument to be fruitful and multiply. I think it is irrelevant as we have already been fruitful and multiplied our seed all over the ever hotter planet. Why not consider this command like the command not to eat of the cloven hoof (pork). Many Christians eat bacon and they argue that this biblical command is no longer relevant therefore they can eat pork. Exactly – no longer relevant.

  • annetx

    I have 7 children and now I wish I could have more! Married 30 years to the same man, father of all of my children. Three married children who were virgins at marriage and 4 more with the same goal. No welfare, drugs, alcohol, or laziness in this family. GO FAMILY!!!!!!

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