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Elon Musk Explains Breeding Kink With B.S. ‘Population Crisis’ Warning

Last week, Tesla CEO/current Trump nemesis/real-life Lex Luthor Elon Musk took to Twitter to touch upon a current Insider report that he had fathered twins with a high-ranking worker, bringing his complete variety of youngsters to 9. Rather than merely denying the report, as many high-profile people would, Musk leaned into it, confirming that he had, in truth, impregnated his worker: “Doing my best to help the underpopulation crisis. A collapsing birth rate is the biggest danger civilization faces by far,” he tweeted on July 7.

Grossly, Nick Cannon, who is ready to welcome his eighth youngster, responded with a fist emoji and a “Right there with you my Brother!” Even Meghan McCain obtained concerned, penning a prolonged op-ed within the Daily Mail calling the 2 the “creepiest tag team tweet thread in history” and calling the “‘impregnate the planet’ mentality” “flat-out weird.”

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Unfortunately, McCain is completely appropriate on this regard: it’s, certainly, bizarre for highly effective males to publicly articulate their need — nay, compulsion — to ejaculate into as many beginning canals as potential. As co-hosts Brittany Spanos and Ej Dickson focus on on the most recent episode of Don’t Let This Flop, Rolling Stone‘s podcast about internet news and culture, such behavior is characteristic of a breeding kink. A breeding kink is sexual desire to impregnate as many people as possible for reasons related to power, control, or even in some cases eugenics; an impulse shared by such illustrious luminaries as Jeffrey Epstein and Donald Cline, the Indianapolis fertility doctor featured in Netflix’s Our Father who inseminated dozens of girls with out their consent over the course of many years. (He later pleaded responsible to 2 felony counts of obstruction of justice associated to the investigation, receiving a one-year suspended sentence.)

It is arguably even weirder to chalk up this penchant for nutting, as Musk does, to a need to repopulate a quickly dying planet that’s getting ready to a dire inhabitants scarcity that’s nearly completely a figment of his pumpkin-sized dome. It’s notably jarring as a result of Musk has made the so-called “population crisis” one thing of a pet cause for a long time, telling the viewers at a Wall Street Journal occasion in 2021, “I can’t emphasize this enough, there are not enough people,”  and urging them to have extra youngsters. (He could also be protecting it within the household on this regard: on Thursday, it was reported Musk’s 76-year-old estranged father Errol is anticipating his second youngster along with his 35-year-old stepdaughter, telling the Sun: “The only thing we are on Earth for is to reproduce.”) Musk holds these views despite the truth that Musk’s company has allegedly fired employees for becoming pregnant, and has slammed bills that allocate federal funding to child care (although he has not too long ago personally vowed to increase childcare benefits at his personal company, with out specifying what they could be).

If Musk believes we’re living within the plot-line of a critically acclaimed Alfonso Cuaron film, he’s sorely mistaken. Most inhabitants consultants agree that we aren’t within the throes of a downward spiral, however that the human inhabitants is quickly rising. Indeed, earlier this week the UN projected that 2.4 billion extra people could be added to the worldwide inhabitants by 2086, reaching a peak of about 10.4 billion people within the 2080s. That is….a whole lot of people. In the United States particularly, beginning charges have certainly been declining persistently since 2007, and there may be proof of such demographic developments making a negative affect in the long run (as is the case in Japan, the place the inhabitants is quickly getting older and there may be concern a couple of winnowing workforce.) But many consultants imagine that’s an excessive instance, and don’t take into account this a very urgent situation.

Indeed, declining beginning charges are solely of main concern in that they replicate deeper points inside society, Karen Benjamin Guzzo, a sociology professor at Bowling Green State University and performing director of the Center for Family and Demographic Research, beforehand informed Rolling Stone. “[We] know on average people still say they want to have two kids. If people aren’t able to do that, that suggests to me our society is failing them, that we don’t have the structures in place that they can have the family they want to have. And that’s sad,” she stated.

Musk is value an estimated $226 billion, greater than sufficient to help a household the scale of the United States Supreme Court. But different people — dare we are saying, most people — are value considerably lower than that, and have extraordinarily legitimate financial causes for not desirous to procreate like former NFL cornerbacks. As a lot as Musk could personally benefit from the act of impregnating his subordinates, advocating for doing so beneath the guise of some (bullshit) social justice situation is gross. Let us be the final time we print this in Rolling Stone historical past: Meghan McCain is true.

This week on Don’t Let This Flop, Dickson and Spanos additionally focus on Doja Cat’s public battle in opposition to a Stranger Things cast member/youngster, the Lea Michele-Beanie Feldstein drama, and why Drew Barrymore could not be capable to rely.

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