Daily Archives: August 20, 2016
Meet the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement.
This appears to be a group of uncoordinated, or rather disorganised extremists (but you can recognise some of this in every enviro-bitch you have met, I am sure) advocating no less than the destruction of the human race in order to avoid suffering to humans and – which seems to be more important – our oh so beautiful planet.
I had to read for a long time into this before convincing myself that this is not a long, sophisticated joke. There are really people who think humans must extinct themselves in order to be friends of the planet and, in some way, humanitarian. In these people’s Hall of Fame Hitler, Lenin and Stalin can’t be very far away from the top.
The site contains snippets of involuntary humour like:
When every human chooses to stop breeding, Earth’s biosphere will be allowed to return to its former glory
Great progress will be made toward improving the quality of life on Earth by countering greed with responsibility, ignorance with education, and oppression with freedom
Making babies seems to be a blind spot in our outlooks on life.
We call The Movement VHEMT, but it’s undoubtedly been given other names throughout history. None have been recorded, as far as we know.
We know we’ll never see the day there are no human beings on the planet
and the winner of the biscuit:
we should voluntarily phase ourselves out for the good of humanity
The madness of all this beggars belief. It is not only that only the gloomiest atheist can even conceive a “solution” like this one. It is the idea of the destruction of the human race being “humanitarian” that makes one laugh out loud.
Alas, whilst I do believe that your average environ-mentalist is stupid, what is behind this thinking is very probably simple egoism.
Nowadays that everyone has an ersatz-religion in his pocket, not reproducing out of simple desire to have a bigger car, bigger house, better holidays and no fuss isn’t really uncommon. But you see, it sounds just as selfish as it is.
Therefore, it is necessary to flip this selfishness into something noble, to throw around in parties and offices. I am sure the “members” of this “movement” think it works. Alas, there is a problem with that.
They will be considered mad.
And selfish anyway.