If you have sometimes suspected that the ecofascists hate humans then you may be pleased to see the evidence to support that hypothesis–The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement:
Phasing out the human race by voluntarily ceasing to breed will allow Earth’s biosphere to return to good health. Crowded conditions and resource shortages will improve as we become less dense.
“Crowded conditions” are either voluntary or imposed by government action. They are not an inevitable result of our present population.
“Resource shortages” would get worse if there were far fewer people on the planet. This point might not be obvious so I will explain. Imagine you and a few hundred others are marooned on a large isolated island that in addition to the sand, has tillable soil, fresh water, metal ores and, deep underground, oil. How long before you will have tractors and cultivators such that you can raise a surplus of food? How long before you will have electrical power, air conditioning, computers, and cell phones? There are a great many things that are only possible because there is a large enough market to justify the initial investment.
VHEMT apparently lives in a fantasy world.
Update: VHEMT responded on their Yahoo email group confirming my suspicions:
I think this is one of the funniest views of VHEMT I’ve seen so far:
[…snip of my post above…]
I don’t know what “Crap for brains” refers to at the end. It was
placed to the right like a signature.
Apparently he was unable to determine that “Crap for brains” was a topic tag.
Obviously Joe Huffman has never lived off the grid without A/C,
refrigeration or phone service. I have, and must confess I prefer life
without all the amenities.
Camille (and Bob) have a Yahoo profile. Occupation: Eco-Smugs.
Does anyone else find it ironic their favorite quote is “The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind. Albert Camus”?
When growing up on the farm there were several years we did not have a phone or A/C. However, we did always have refrigeration. I’ve been camping and backpacking many times without any of the amenities. It’s enjoyable for a few days but I wouldn’t want to live my entire life like that. I find it ironic that Camille is posting on the Internet about her preference for living without “all the amenities”.
Well, his blog is subtitled, “Ramblings of a red-necked,
knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal” so I do think “crap for brains” is a
Another person in the group that couldn’t figure out the topic tag “Crap for brains”–confirming the correctness of my categorization.