Tuesday, July 17, 2007

True Colors

For those who think population control is a benign idea:

Have a look at what the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement is up to. (No, I am not making this up)

VHEMT advocates gradual elimination of the human race through voluntary avoidance of "breeding" they recommend a rate of zero as ideal, one child per family as okay, and two as an absolute maximum.

Their website states (emphasis and parentheticals mine):

We don't carry on about how the human race has shown itself to be a greedy, amoral parasite on the once-healthy face of this planet. That type of negativity offers no solution to the inexorable horrors which human activity is causing.
(But they'll mention it in every other sentence anyway to make sure you are sufficiently depressed by human depravity. Negativity with a solution is sooo much better...)

Rather, The Movement presents an encouraging alternative to the callous exploitation and wholesale destruction of Earth's ecology.

As VHEMT Volunteers know, the hopeful alternative to the extinction of millions of species of plants and animals is the voluntary extinction of one species: Homo sapiens... us.

Each time another one of us decides to not add another one of us to the burgeoning billions already squatting on this ravaged planet, another ray of hope shines through the gloom.

When every human chooses to stop breeding, Earth's biosphere will be allowed to return to its former glory, and all remaining creatures will be free to live, die, evolve (if they believe in evolution), and will perhaps pass away, as so many of Nature's "experiments" have done throughout the eons.

They do stop just short of advocating forced population control (such as what they have in China). However, their rhetoric indicates an attitude toward human life that still leaves a great deal to be desired.

Here is a video and transcript of an interview with their founder on MSNBC. The mass media is giving increased attention to such advocates lately.
Catholic Mom: Children or Dogs?
Update: Another blog post on the same organization:
Secondhand Smoke: Anti-Humanism Gaining Traction (Via Tito)


Tito said...

These liberals are amazingly getting funnier to laugh at each time I read something like this.

Thanks for making me laugh today.

Laurie said...

Oh, this site has been around for ages. It's nothing news.

Christina said...

The VHEMT is nothing new, but the media treating them like they are actually sane is a little different.

Amy said...

Notice, however, that all the VHEMT members are not willing to set an example for the rest of us?

If I could afford it, I'd have 20 kids and send them my picture just to show them what a "breeder" I am.


Michelle said...

There's no need to "illustrate absurdity by being absurd"...look what we have to work with!