I came across this long ago and did not publish it. Not sure why. Maybe I thought it would sound too extreme for many people. I’m posting it now for two reasons: It’s sort of funny in a dark, yet serious way, and I want to put it in the perspective of certain groups of people who foolishly think the universe revolves around the human race and that it’s acceptable to destroy nature and hunt certain species to extinction if it appears to promote human “progress” in the present. A case can be made that extinction isn’t positive for any species in the context of the health of nature. However, extinction of certain behavior patterns is. If human society cannot put the brakes on destructive practices due to their immaturity, stubbornness, ignorance, and lack of self control, what is the solution then? We either change or we march towards extinction anyway:

Q: What is 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.

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.

It’s going to take all of us going.