Well, Good Luck With That

Monday, June 8, AD 2009

[Cross posted from DarwinCatholic]

I have the feeling that readers have emailed me about this site a couple times before, and I left it without comment because some topics seem like shooting fish in a barrel for a blog with the tagline “Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don’t survive.” However there comes a point when fish who choose to live in barrels deserve to come under fire.

Meet the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement.

VHEMT (pronounced vehement) is a movement not an organization. It’s a movement advanced by people who care about life on planet Earth. We’re not just a bunch of misanthropes and anti-social, Malthusian misfits, taking morbid delight whenever disaster strikes humans. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Voluntary human extinction is the humanitarian alternative to human disasters.

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.

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

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7 Responses to Well, Good Luck With That

  • I think they’re saying that the urge is to have sex, but that there’s no urge to have babies per se. It sounds ridiculous. Haven’t they ever met a career-driven woman who’s also complaining that her biological clock is ticking? People definitely have an urge for babies, and not just plain old sex. They sound like a bunch of teenagers.

  • They claim that the “biological clock” is merely a cultural construct, that there’s no natural human urge to have babies, just to have sex.

    Which is ludicrous. The only reason, at a biological level, why we are able to have sex and why it’s pleasurable is in order to “make babies”. That’s why they’re called “reproductive organs”.

    As you say, it does all seem to suggest a certain lack of familiarity with life…

  • “They claim that the “biological clock” is merely a cultural construct, that there’s no natural human urge to have babies, just to have sex.”

    Obviously these people have never seen a group of women at a baby shower, or experienced the phenomenon of one woman in a group of friends of child-bearing age getting pregnant and the other females in her group of friends getting pregnant within a year. Not to mention the reaction of virtually all women when they see a baby. An ounce of experience is definitely worth a pound of theory in this area.

  • in the words of Johnny Mac: “You CANNOT be SERIOUS!”

  • Methinks these a-holes need to read some Chesterton.

  • Perhaps “apres vous”?

  • “If an idea lacks enough merit to be passed on without being force-fed from an early age, it probably deserves to be forgotten.”

    this quote pretty much sums it up for me, and as far as I’m concerned is the basis for all the erroneous liberal ideas that we see today.