To commemorate Earth reaching 8 billion people, The New York Times does puff piece on dude who wants humanity to go extinct
· · Nov 23, 2022 ·

Now that we have reached the milestone of 8 billion people on Earth, along with having less starvation and lack of need than ever before, The New York Times has decided to write a sympathy piece for an environmental wacko who thinks all humans should just die.

At its root, the green movement is, simply, anti-human. They hate people and want to save the planet (as if the planet would have any purpose without people).

This one dude from Portland thinks that people need to just die out so the earth can continue to thrive so he gets a Times article.

For someone who wants his own species to go extinct, Les Knight is a remarkably happy-go-lucky human.

He has regularly hosted meteor shower parties with rooftop fireworks. He organized a long-running game of nude croquet in his backyard, which, it should be mentioned, is ringed by 20-foot-tall laurel hedges. Even Tucker Carlson proved no match for Mr. Knight's ebullience. During a 2005 interview with Mr. Knight on MSNBC, Mr. Carlson criticized him for espousing "the sickest" of beliefs but then added, "You are one of the cheeriest guests we've ever had."

Mr. Knight, 75, is the founder of the Voluntary Human Extinction movement, which is less a movement than a loose consortium of people who believe that the best thing humans can do to help the Earth is to stop having children.

I think Tucker was right nearly two decades ago: This dude may appear cheery, but he espouses the sickest and most twisted world view imaginable.

He wants humanity to go extinct, but at least he's smiley about it!

But it is rare to find anyone who publicly goes as far as Mr. Knight, who never had children and got a vasectomy in 1973 at the age of 25. Beyond advocating for universal access to birth control and opposing what he calls reproductive fascism, or "the lack of freedom to not procreate," Mr. Knight says that despite our many achievements, humans are a net detriment to the Earth.

"Look what we did to this planet," Mr. Knight said during a chat in his sunlit backyard one warm morning this fall. "We're not a good species."

"We're not a good species."

There are just unbelievable depths of evil happening here.

I notice that Les Knight hasn't yet taken his own beliefs to their complete logical conclusion.

How about you go first, Les?

His beliefs were rooted in deep ecology, which challenges assumptions of human dominance and argues that other species are just as significant. Mr. Knight came to see humans as the most destructive of invasive species, and as super predators.

"We came to be and then ran amok," Mr. Knight said. "And because we're smart enough, we should know enough to end it."

"People mention music and art and literature and the great things that we have done — it's funny they don't ever mention the bad things we've done," he continued. "I don't think the whales will miss our songs."

I don't think the whales miss anything because they are whales.

Conflating animals and people is a central problem in this theological issue.

Climate wackos believe mankind is a random plague unleashed upon an innocent earth. Others of us believe the earth was created for people who alone are made in the image of God.

Genesis 1:26:

Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."

There are not too many humans on this planet. The command to be fruitful and multiply has no expiration date.

Adding more people has brought new challenges, yes, but also exponential solutions to meet them. We are to care for the earth as a king cares for his kingdom, not bow down to the earth as if it is our god.


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