It seems as if everybody wants to have their own cause these days. The Internet has provided everyone with the opportunity to voice their opinion and sometimes, those opinions can run contrary to each other. Admittedly, I love a good debate but then again, there are some subjects that are just so far out there that they, in my opinion, don’t even deserve debating.
Recently, we have heard from some individuals who say that babies should provide consent before decisions are made. This includes changing diapers, tickling them and who knows how far else it will go. If you think that that is out there, then you need to meet Rafael Samuel. At 27 years old, he has made a decision that involves his consent, and the Internet is going crazy over it.
Samuel is upset with his parents because he feels they brought him into this world without his consent and they had no right to do so. Of course, we all recognize that parents cannot ask permission before conception takes place, but he still feels as if he has been slighted.
The anti-natalist, who is better known by the name ‘Nihilanand’ has managed to get numerous people over onto his side. Those individuals are now arguing that it goes against our moral fiber to procreate without permission.
Although Samuel says that he has love for his mother and father, he does feel that they only gave birth to him for their own ‘joy and pleasure’. He then goes on to describe the process of childbirth as forcing the child into slavery. He also refers to it as kidnapping.
Samuel went to Facebook for support but he ended up getting quite the opposite. Yes, there were some who would stand behind him but others squared off in front of him and began calling him an ungrateful moron.
Interestingly, Samuel’s parents have some pride in what he does and they like the fact that he thinks outside of the box. He is suing his parents for conceiving him without consent but there doesn’t appear to be any hard feelings.
Kavita Karnard is Samuel’s mother and it seems as if she is almost looking forward to his argument in court. In fact, she even said she will ‘accept her fault’ if his argument is rational and valid. She said: “The media has focused on a sliver of what Raphael believes in. His belief in anti-natalism, his concern for the burden on Earth’s resources due to needless life, his sensitivity toward the pain experienced unwittingly by children while growing up and so much more has been ruefully forgotten. I’m very happy that my son has grown up into a fearless, independent thinking young man. He is sure to find his path to happiness.”
It will be interesting to see if Samuel actually goes through with a lawsuit or not. For now, we can take our side and start debating. It won’t accomplish much but it’s a lot of fun!