A few weeks ago I wrote a piece about a New Age healer involved in a scam selling “healing crystals” and the like, and the women she employed. Those women worked for this con artist with slavish devotion. It was chilling how this Instagram thot used spirtualistic gobbledygook to influence those around her.
A similar example of women espousing dangerous ideas floated across my transom earlier this week. Super controversial blog Chateau Heartiste shared a Tweet from James Woods. Woods’s tweet features a video of two loons involved in some kind of energy channeling activity. The older lady is delivering a discourse on overpopulation, telling women that having children is “not a good way” because it’s bad for the environment. She also claims that the Earth can only support about one billion people (despite evidence to the contrary—we’re doing well enough with seven billion).
Next to the old crone is a younger women, who periodically toots—watch the video, and you’ll see how accurate that verb is—“That’s true!” It’s creepy in that kind of unsettling, horror movie kind of way, like a scene where a disembodied child’s voice sings a nursery rhyme.
What’s even creepier is the death-centric, anti-life ideology that’s being espoused here. Gavin McInnes played another clip from this New Age witch on a recent podcast, and explained that the women’s arm motions are a form of channeling, which these women believe pulls cancerous energy strands from their bodies.
My issue isn’t the alternative medicine (the old lady also calls Western medicine bad): I’m open to all sorts of novel approaches to handling physical and mental illnesses, as I’m intellectually humble enough to know there are many things we still don’t understand.
Rather, my concern is that more and more women are falling for some seriously deadly notions. “Don’t have children, it’s bad for the environment” inevitably leads to “let’s import Third World peasant cultures to keep Social Security solvent.” It also deprives women of children.
I’m all for women having careers and being treated fairly in the workplace, etc., but let’s face it: most women, whether they admit it or not, want to have children. Children are a huge source of satisfaction and delight for women. For every high-performing, Type-A go-getter like Nikki Haley (who does have children) or Angela Merkel (who does not), you probably have a thousand women who are (or would be) happiest raising children.
But what do I know? I’m just a man.