When Lloyd Williamson lay on his back in a GP’s clinic late last November, it was for the surgical culmination of years of soul searching. Williamson, who is 30 and from Essex, remembers wanting a family as a child, but something changed in his early 20s. “I thought: you know what? I don’t want to bring a life into this world, because it’s pretty shitty as it is and it’s only going to get worse,” he says, two weeks after his vasectomy.
You'd think his personality would be contraception renough, wouldn't you?
Williamson, who works as a data support officer for Essex county council (he stood unsuccessfully as a Green party councillor in Chelmsford in 2019), says he knows of other young, childless men who are thinking of doing the same thing.
But then, this is Essex!
Sadly, it's not confined to Essex:
It should not be surprising that a generation with increased awareness of the climate emergency is asking big questions about traditional family structures.
Translation: "These people are stupid enough to swallow anything, so no wonder they collude in their own destruction!"
For Nate Miller (not his real name), a 36-year-old from Colorado, the election in 2016 of Donald Trump, a climate science denier, was the clincher.
Good. Maybe when enough of these people have embraced their own destruction, the overall IQ will go up a point or two.