Human lives do not matter. Nothing that has life matters. Nothing matters in general. The concept of significance or importance is merely an abstract human creation. We think that humans lives matter but they really do not. The life of human matters no more than the life of an insect, or a plant, or any other living or non-living thing.
Let’s say that you are given a gun, and you are told that must make a decision and kill either another human being or a ladybug. Most people I am sure would choose to kill the ladybug and spare the human. But why? Well, most people would argue that the life of that human is worth more than the life of that ladybug. That a human life is more important than a ladybug’s. But again, I must ask the question ‘why?’
Who knows what terrible things that human being that you’ve just spared has done. Every human lies, cheats, steals or does some sort of ‘bad’ thing in their lifetime. Every human inevitably hurts others sometime in their lives. That human whose life you just spared will probably go on living their destructive 21st century lifestyle, which includes polluting the earth – which will have disastrous consequences for millions of living creatures later on down the line. That same human will probably get into fights, and hurt others, and may possibly even kill others – whether directly or indirectly. Even a saint has sins – but does a ladybug sin? Not likely. In all honesty, that ladybug will probably never hurt anyone. Ladybugs do eat other bugs, such as aphids, but the ladybug never eats to excess – the ladybug doesn’t own slaughterhouses, or consume at an unprecedented and unnatural rate. The ladybug doesn’t waste food or pollute its own body with disgusting chemicals and unnatural products.
If you were to the compare the damage that a one lady bug does in one day versus the destruction that one human does in one day – the human will always win. Now, a lady bug only lives two to three years. A human, in good health, can live up to 80-90 years. Again, I must ask, when comparing the life of the ladybug and the human – which do you think will cause more destruction and harm in their lifespans? The lady bug that will live two years or the human that might live a century? Once again, inductively speaking, it would be the human.
So I must ask, why spare the human? The human, any human, will do far more damage in their lifetime than any ladybug. The ladybug is defiantly more ‘innocent’ than the human. Yet almost everyone will choose to save the human and kill the ladybug. Most people will say this is because the human life matters more. My argument is that the human life does not matter more. Really, neither of their lives matter. But, in the long run, the human will inevitably do more damage than a ladybug. Thus, if we are to go off of ‘which life has more worth’ – I would say the ladybug has more worth because the ladybug is simply an instinctual animal of nature – even the biggest, most aggressive ladybug could never do the amount of damage and harm that an everyday, average human does. Most of the damage that humans do is unconscious too – we pollute the world, harm others, and cause conflict over silly arbitrary ideas. This means that even if a person is ‘nice’ or ‘good-natured’, they will still more than likely act in a manner that is destructive towards the planet.
Did you know that the earth would actually prosper if the human species went extinct? If other species of animals go extinct (say the bees, birds, plankton and fungi), then the earth would die out. But if humans go extinct then the earth would flourish! Tell me, if humans are so important than why would the earth be a better place without them? I mean, if humans are so important than surely the earth would need them to survive, yes? But that is not the case. On the contrary, the earth desperately needs to get rid of humans. Plankton and fungi, which don’t even have consciousness – these organisms are more important to the earth than human life. I am sure that, if the earth was a conscious being, it would view humans as nothing more than a virus – a deadly, fast growing plague destroying its body.
There is quote from the movie The Matrix that, in my opinion, accurately describes the human species.
“Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment; but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply, and multiply, until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus.”
This is such a good quote because it is entirely true. Human beings are viruses on this planet. I do not think that any living thing matters, but I especially believe that human lives do not matter.
And yet we see all these people championing human lives – believing that humans are good creatures that must be saved and protected. But once again I must ask why? What good has humanity done? Humans may be smart but look at all the destruction they’ve caused from their inventions. The Industrial Revolution, the making of Nuclear Weapons. Things such as poverty, racism, sexism – these are human creations. In the wild animals, don’t discriminate like humans do on a daily basis. Human beings have created millions of ways to discriminate, oppress, hate, hurt, and kill each other. We created systems that consume, consume and consume with no limits – with no boundaries and with no conscience. We have made a race of humans that are enslaved by petty, arbitrary ideas. A race of humans that kill and harm others over these silly little ideas. The idea of which God is right, or which political system works best, or which nation is superior. Petty little ideas that don’t matter, yet many humans are willing to do terrible things just achieve what they think is ‘right’.
The human race has destroyed much more than it has created. I cannot say, or believe, that human lives matter – or that humans lives are worth anything. I do not think that humanity is worth saving either. The death of humanity will more than likely be some sort of suicide – we will be destroyed by our own creations, by our own actions. As I’ve said before, humanity has dug its own grave and deserves to be shot in it.
However, I do not advocate for ‘human genocide’ or ‘killing’ or anything like that. I may dislike humans but I do not think that means that we must try to somehow ‘stop’ or ‘prevent’ the human race from existing. If that was the case than I’d be no better than everyone else – wanting to force my preconceived idea via force on people. No, I simply believe that human lives are not worth anything. That humanity is not worth saving. If an alien spaceship came down and started exterminating mankind – I would not fight them or try to stop them. I would simply find a tall mountain, climb to the peak, then sit down and relax and watch the alien species destroy everyone else (until my own destruction comes that is)
There is nothing special about humanity. The idea of something being ‘special’ or ‘unique’ is once again a human concept. Humanity is simply more conscious than other creatures. Therefore, because of that consciousness, we think we matter more than others. We think that, since we can think better than other animals, this must mean we matter more. But we do not.
I am afraid that I have come to the conclusion that human life has no value, and that any person who believes human life should be protected or preserved is a disillusioned idiot.