Stoneman Douglas shooting survivor and anti-gun activist David Hogg said in a recent Twitter rant that he does not want to have children. Instead, he would prefer to purchase a high-priced automobile such as a Porsche — a rather telling admission for the political activist.
“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.” Hogg wrote on Twitter, before correcting himself by saying he really thinks “plants are more affordable pets.”
“Like the number of people I know who literally throw big actual birthday parties for their dogs that they have friends invited and everything is awesome but also very telling of our changing view of having children and our economic condition.”
Hogg evidently sees “pet parenting” as comparable to real parenting. He then adds:
“Like me? I’m never planning on having kids. I would much rather own a Porsche and have a Portuguese water dog and golden doodle. Long term it’s cheaper, better for The environment and will never tell you that it hates you or ask you to pay for college.”
Hogg said he would love to take part in the lives of relatives of friends who have kids. But one of the main reasons he doesn't want kids is the oft-cited “gun problem” in the USA.
Also BIG reason I will never have kids in the US- I refuse to raise kids in a country that values fucking guns over children’s lives.
— David Hogg ☮️ (@davidhogg111) September 19, 2022
The basic problem here is Hogg's posture towards children. Like so many young people today, he sees children as something to pursue to make the parents feel better. And since the economy will limit how much he can enjoy kids, it is better not to have them. We do understand — because Biden has destroyed our economy – it is difficult to raise children in 2022. But children are good for their own sake, a means God has given us to be fruitful and multiply, exercising stewardship over the world. That much appears to be lost on Hogg.