Meet the Raving Lunatics Who Want to Wipe You Out to Save Earth
They want you dead so that nature can live in peace
In an April 25, 2021, article, Vogue’s Nell Frizzell asked the following question: “Is having a baby in 2021 pure environmental vandalism?”
Let’s put aside the fact that Frizzell’s headline was a “clickbait” intended to attract readers fond of controversies. For that matter, the journalist, in her article, toned down her remarks to explain the complexity of having children in a century of “eco-anxiety”, without denying the right to give birth. But the fact remains that in the same sentence, she associated “vandalism” with the birth of children. And she is not the only one, far from it.
Killing People to Save the Planet and Its Animals
Since this is all about environmental freaks, then let’s talk about freaks. First target: the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (VHEMTN). The VHEMTN calls for people to abstain from reproduction in order to cause the gradual voluntary extinction of mankind. Why? Because man’s demise would prevent the deterioration of the environment. It couldn’t be any clearer. The environment as a whole, including animals, is suffocating under the weight of humans. So, it is the latter that must die out.
The crazy dude heading this movement is Les U. Knight, who keeps plaguing his Twitter feed with disturbing messages. It was in the 1970s that Knight drew his own conclusions about the future of humanity. For him, procreation is nothing more than “child abuse”.
Knight’s arguments would be seen as the ramblings of a madman if it were not for some media support. In a San Francisco Chronicle article on November 16, 2005, Gregory Dicum spoke of an “undeniable logic” in VHEMT’s reasoning, while The Guardian’s Guy Dammann approves the movement’s aim that he regards “as in many ways laudable”. Katharine Mieszkowski, of Salon.com, is also following this trend, urging childless couples to adopt VHEMT’s arguments when facing “probing questions”.
“Humans Are Intruders”
This idea of ending human existence was also borrowed by Patricia MacCormack, Professor of continental philosophy at Anglia Ruskin University. In her book titled The Ahuman Manifesto, MacCormack argues that due to damage done to other living creatures on Earth, humans must phase out reproduction.
In these holy scriptures of anti-natalism spreads a far-left, anti-elitist ideology that the author makes no attempt to hide. “The premise of the book”, she tells us, “is that […] humanity has caused mass problems and one of them is creating this hierarchal world where white, male, heterosexual and able-bodied people are succeeding, and people of different races, genders, sexualities and those with disabilities are struggling to get that”. So, to counter the racial hierarchy, let’s do away with humanity.
Another nutcase, Sir David Attenborough, produced a documentary called The Year Earth Changed, whose main argument is that « the natural world » would be better off if we, humans, weren’t present on Earth. It is the same Attenborough who broadcast another documentary with an even more explicit title that tells us all: Humans are intruders.
Less Radical, but Still Crazy
David Suzuki, the Canadian environmental hero who was hired decades ago by the CBC network to host The Nature of Things, has no better opinion of humans. Although he has never promoted their eradication, Suzuki has nevertheless said that he wanted their number to be greatly reduced, even if it takes a “Spanish flu epidemic”. No wonder why he describes these human beings as a giant version of “maggots” who “defecate all over the environment”. On another occasion, we were no longer “maggots”, but “cancer cells”.
A final example: Extinction Rebellion, an environmental movement that advocates civil disobedience to encourage governments to act in order to avoid tipping points in the climate system, loss of biodiversity and the risk of social and ecological collapse.
Extinction Rebellion, which often commits acts of vandalism, has once called humanity a “disease” and COVID-19 a “cure”, to express its “great love” for human beings.