A 27-year-old Indian man is trending after he confirmed his intentions to sue his parents, claiming he didn’t give his explicit consent to bring him into the world.
Raphael Samuel, clad in a fake beard and sunglasses, told in a YouTube video posted on Tuesday that he is suing his parents because he was born without his consent and therefore he is charging his parents to pay him for his life.
“If we are born without our consent, we should be maintained for our life. We should be paid by our parents to live.”
“I want each and everyone here in India and the world to notice one thing that they are born without their consent. I want them to bear in mind that they do not owe their parents anything,” he said. “If we are came on this Earth without our consent, our life should be maintained and surcharge our parents the right to live.”
Samuel is noticed as being a follower of antinatalism, an increasingly popular with a bizarre ideology who holds the view that it is morally wrong for people to procreate and take a nihilistic approach towards human life, explaining that the humanity brings only suffering.
Despite declaring his intention for the sue, Raphael says his parents have no hard feelings towards him and he truly loves them.
“I love my parents, and we have a great relationship, but they brought me out of their joy and pleasure,” he told The Print news.
He also shared a Facebook post stating it is from his mother that appears to welcome the difficulty from their son, with her allegedly saying “I must admire my son's temerity to want to take his parents to court knowing both of us are lawyers.”
“If Raphael could come up with a rational explanation as to how we could have sought his consent to be born, I will accept my fault,” she supposedly said.
In the YouTube video, Samuel also admonished people to respect other people’s actions and opinions rather than their alluding to the “myth” of appreciating elderly people in India.
He also stated emphatically that the parents owe the children for giving them happiness rather than the children being grateful for their upbringing.
“Your parents are two people who just wanted to enjoya good night together and then they brought you,” he said. “You must love them if you feel like loving them,” he added.
Samuel’s Faceboo wall is occupied with antinatalist material, shared pictures that attack procreational sex and describing parents “hypocrites.”
“A good parent puts the interest of her child above the wants and needs... but the child itself becomes a want of the parent,” one photo posted on his page reads. ”If parents truly know what is good for their children... why did they have them?” another image read.
Antinatalism is particularly popular in India inspite of the increasing population, with some raising concerns that such growth is uncalled for in the long term. Some antinatalists suggest India should follow China’s “one child” policy to stop the growth.
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