Jake DiMare:

So what’s a thoughtful, intelligent person to do? Well, if you envision a future where education and healthcare are more important than bombs and corporate profits, you might consider it a worthy undertaking to raise a few children. Perhaps, in the long run, making babies is as important if not more important than a career?

…But regardless of who does the raising, more progressive men and women are going to have to be willing to make babies. Which means women need to carry them. And, if I may be so bold, it would help to start making them younger. Waiting until forty may be great for the career and fitting into skinny jeans, but the risks to both mother and child increase, while the possibility of multiple children decreases when women wait until later in life.

So, get out there and make some babies. Raise them up with love, civility and the ability to think critically about their surroundings. Teach them your values, whatever they may be. As is always the case, the longest journey starts with the first step. Fortunately the first step on this adventure is an easy one to take. Light some candles, poor some wine and drop the needle on that Al Green track. Let’s get it on.

I do like the counterintuitive-to-the-point-of-absurdity notion that the war of ideas will be won by enlisting progressive vaginas as clown cars and outbreeding the troglodytes, rather than by, say, directing more funds and resources into the little dears’ education. But I think I’m even more impressed by the smug assumption that our kids would never dream of rebelling against us the way adolescents have done for ages! Why… we’re so progressive! And loving! And tolerant! And understanding! Why would they ever want to be different? They could only be suffering from a terrible case of oppositional defiant disorder; yes, that has to be it.