January 20, 2021

Extinction Acceptance

Did you know there is a group dedicated to an organized voluntary human extinction? 

They see humanity as so toxic that the Earth, or any other planet, would be better off without us. I am inclined to agree.

At first it seems outrageous, to voluntarily go extinct. But aren't we doing that indirectly right now?

Voluntary extinction is what I call having scientists warn us for decades of the dangers of things like overconsumption, biocides, fossil fuels, metabolic syndrome, and a sedentary lifestyle, and have us do essentially nothing in response.

Lately one has to wonder if the human race is knowingly committing suicide. 

It's not so much as Extinction Rebellion as it is Extinction Acceptance. 

We need to find out why the human race is so hellbent on this slow burn self-immolation.

I won't be around long enough to find out our eventual fate (I hope), but while I am here, I would like to see humanity embrace the reality facing us, and admit our multiple and grievous shortcomings.

The next step would be doing something about them, and finding out if we can live harmoniously with the other life on this planet, or if it would be better off without us.

"Phasing out the human species 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."



  1. Anonymous1/20/2021

    I've known about that group/movement for a while now. Isn't it rather paradoxical that humanity's insane need to procreate and survive at all costs is also its very own demise? It isn't surprising that the voluntary extinction movement has never gained much traction or popularity, for it goes against most people's inherent sense of self and the inborn need to survive at all costs. But as you pointed out, this same need to live, no matter the cost, is also what is destroying all other life and the ability of the planet to sustain life itself. If people truly cared about life, not just their own, but all life as a whole, they'd figure out a way to ethically cull the herd to sustainable numbers (without killing anyone). Call it planned obsolescence for humans instead of products. I don't think many people realize that there are a whole host of ways that humans could/will be destroyed eventually. Even considering the fact that if humanity does continue to survive, we won't be anything like our current form in 10,000 years. Let alone the dominant one. It's unfortunate that so many people can't see this and decide to make life for as many people as good as it can be now, instead of everyone focused on their own selfish pursuits and acquisition causing misery to so many living beings for temporary gain and pleasure. Whether it's someone hoarding millions of dollars and causing thousands of others to live in poverty, or corporations decimating forests to make a gain, they're all taking things that won't last forever and precipitating the destruction of life much sooner than it has to be.

    1. I wonder if Biden signed any meaningful first day orders to help with our impending extinction? I don't think he did, and I don't think he will.

      We are going down faster than ever, and no one seems to want to stop it. Most are not even aware of it, or they think their social standing and cash will save them.

      Time will tell. I am not holding my breathe.

  2. But we have a new President, who believes in climate change, let us hope our future is brighter after today!

    1. I love your optimism, but am not sure how far that will get us. Right now, unfortunately, our politicians are the CAUSE of our problems, not the CURE.

      I am afraid it is going to take more than a change of face at the top to save us. We need some deep, structural changes, and the politicians are not the ones to lead that.

      I would have liked to see Biden, first day, pull the USA out of the war in Yemen. That one is a not-brainer, but he did NOT do it. Why?

      Again, I love your optimism. We will have to wait and see what transpires.

  3. Closer to home and recent experience I have been thinking that maybe eugenics is not such a bad idea after all. Alas, it is too late perhaps and only some plague for stupid people will gain us an opportunity. Harsh I know, but how I feel and think at the moment.

    1. We ARE all the plague, the thing threatening life on Earth with extinction, and we will all go together, the very stupid, the average stupid, and the mostly not stupid but still a bit stupid, because it seems to be in the DNA of the human race.

  4. He did this, among several other things, on his first day:

    "Biden rejoined the World Health Organization and the Paris Climate Accord, both of which Donald Trump exited during his presidency.

    Through an executive action, Biden revoked permits for the Keystone XL Pipeline and put a temporary moratorium on oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, moves hailed by environmental and indigenous activists." Forbes

    1. It does look good so far. Those are all good things. Quite a change from the previous administration. Keep on going, there is much to be done.


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