Far-left activists are putting up posters claiming that the COVID-19 pandemic, which has already claimed the lives of more than 20,000 people around the world, is the “cure” while “humans are the disease.”
A progressive activist group known as Extension Rebellion is claiming the slogan and stating that the air and water are clearing now that millions of people are forced to stay home. Sadly, they aren’t the only ones implying that humanity deserves to suffer from a pandemic for failing to properly care for the earth.
Actor Idris Elba, who was recently diagnosed with COVID-19, told his social media followers that the novel coronavirus was nature’s way of “reacting to the human race” and getting revenge for climate change.
It’s hard to overstate just how totally inaccurate these statements are. First of all, there is absolutely no evidence that climate change brought about the novel coronavirus. While some believe the virus was man-made, the most common explanation is that it came about as a result of people eating bats, snakes, and/or some other foods that were never intended for human consumption.
In either instance, climate change had nothing to do with the creation of the current pandemic. Furthermore, passing draconian Green New Deal-style legislation isn’t going to save the world from the pandemic.
Granted, it is true that the air and water are clearing up now that factories are shut down and people are working from home, or not working at all. However, this is not a sustainable lifestyle that can be kept up for an indefinite period of time. Millions of children the world over aren’t going to school, the poor could wind up with nothing to eat and nowhere to live, and people aren’t able to support their families.
Extinction Rebellion has tried to cover up its horrendous actions by falsely stating that the posters were put up by right-wing activists in order to make Extinction Rebellion look bad. However, it’s easy to see the claim is patently false. XR branch’s Twitter account has already affirmed the message in the posters, telling readers that, from the perspective of the earth, humans are behaving like a disease.
This isn’t the first time far-left environmentalists have shown that they care far more about Mother Nature than the billions of men, women, and children who call this planet home. Thankfully, the blatant disregard for human life is causing even fellow environmentalists to disavow this insanity.
One can only hope that the general population will remember what the far-left thinks of them when all of this is over.