In this day and age, you can’t really go anywhere or do anything without hearing about the harmful effects mankind has had on our world. From the eco-friendly bags and recycling bins at the grocery to the biodegradable shampoo your hairdresser promotes and the invention of electric cars, it all screams at us to take care of our planet Earth. And rightly so. Without efforts like these, our streets would be filled with trash, our waters undrinkable, and our air unbreathable.
But sometimes we can take things a little too far, like claiming the world is going to end in 12 or so years if we don’t stop driving cars. Unfortunately, claims like this and natural disasters have a way of scaring plenty of people into believing similar ideas.
And so more and more solutions are thought of, all with the primary goal of making the Earth last longer and be inhabitable for years to come. Or at least that’s what we thought the goal was. But as at least one professor from the United Kingdom insists, the goal is to wipe out humanity.
For Patricia MacCormack of Anglia Ruskin University, the only solution to fixing our world’s environmental problems is to make humanity completely extinct.
During a recent interview with Cambridgeshire Live, MacCormack discussed her ideas on the solution, which are included in her book, The Ahuman Manifesto.
She says, “I arrived at this idea from a couple of directions. I was introduced to philosophy due to my interest in feminism and queer theory, so reproductive rights have long been an interest to me – this led me to learn more about animal rights, which is when I became a vegan.”
I know, this statement alone already has you sitting on the edge of your seat, waiting to learn more about this unique woman and her ideas. In fact, you are probably just as excited about writing a check to send your kids to her school. Not.
She continues, “The basic premise of the book is that we’re in the age of Anthropocene, humanity has caused mass problems, and one of them is creating this hierarchal world where white, male, heterosexual and able-bodied people are succeeding, and people who different races, genders, sexualities, and those with disabilities are struggling to get that.”
MacCormack goes on to explain that this is where the “dismantling” of identity politics comes from, to make everyone equal. But in the process, that also means we need to break down all religions and belief systems that make “people act upon enforced rules rather than respond thoughtfully to the situations in front of them.” For MacCormack, this includes “the church of capitalism or the cult of self.”
As the Cambridgeshire Live article states, “The Ahuman Manifesto can be boiled down to this: mankind is already enslaved to the point of ‘zombiedom’ by capitalism, and because of that damage this has caused, phasing out reproduction is the only way to repair the damage done to the world.”
Yep, that’s right. She wants everyone to sterilize themselves so that eventually, humankind will just die out.
Basically, let’s get rid of everything that is ruining this earth, mainly all our thought processes that say we have a right to exist, and then once we achieve that, we need to make sure we actually don’t exist. MacCormack says, “It’s not about our death, so much as it’s about celebrating the tools that exist to care for a decelerating Earth.”
Now, tell me, what exactly is the purpose of creating a better Earth if no one will be here to enjoy it?
It doesn’t make much sense to me. But to those who have denied themselves any sort of common sense, I guess it works. And MacCormack is far from being alone in these thoughts.
All you have to do is turn on the television, pick up a newspaper, or do some scrolling through social media to find plenty of other nutjobs who believe this same line of ridiculousness.
Of course, like our Democratic politicians, not everyone who preaches these ramblings is so devout. As MacCormack admits, “Everyone’s okay with the ideas in the book until they’re told they’d have to act on it. There is a lot of agreement that these changes might work for the world, but when it imposes on people, it becomes proactive.”
Really? You mean people aren’t lining up to be a martyr?