Thursday, May 24, 2007

Oh The Humanity!

An Objectivist in Vancouver has an article posted on his blog in the "Would Be Funnier If It Wasn't So Horrifying" category. He was kind enough to boldface some of the more outrageous sentences, if you're in a hurry or just want to get to the good parts.

"Don't Have Children, Save the World" is an enchanting little piece about environmentalists who I am morally compelled to give a couple snaps to for being willing to carry out the anti-human anti-life environmentalist agenda almost to its logical extreme. These people have voluntarily sterilized themselves so that they will not be a party to introducing more parasites onto the planet. You know, humans.

Horrifying as it is, there is much in the article to tickle your funny bone. My favorite quotation: "Being child-free means we don't run the risk of having children who won't be vegetarian and undo all the good choices we've made." Stop it! You're killing me! Oh. Forgot for a moment, they would think that was a good thing.

While it is tremendously comforting to know that their particular brand o'crazy has been removed from the gene pool, and amusing as it is to read their disdainful remarks about fellow environmentalists, the whole thing is kinda creepy. No. Extremely creepy.

A competent, honest interviewer would have posed this question: "You obviously care enough about the environment to have made the responsible decision not to have children. But what about you? Aren't you also part of the problem? Can I put you in touch with Kevorkian?"

Too much to hope for, I suppose.

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