That's it! I'm starting a new organization, club, group, PAC, whatever. I tossed out the comment "I'm all about humans first" after another mom recommended we not use disposable cups at a nature center, to which a different mom declared, "I'm just the opposite." Not nearly enough people are pro-human.
Environmentalism, socialism, or religion thinks humans are inherently bad. Religion has humans tainted with original sin and always battling the animal instincts in order to make themselves worthy for salvation. Environmentalism just considers humans a blight on the natural world (that we somehow ceased to be a part of once we started building permanent civilizations). Socialism believes that, with the hiring of their first employee, people suddenly turn from being trustworthy and in-need-of-protection to hideous blood-sucking task masters that would sooner see a worker drained of all vitality than leave work before their 23 hour shift is up.
For someone, like myself, who grew up admiring the wonderful accomplishments of science and technology, and whose interactions with all people have left me with the distinct impression that most people are honest and fair, these gloomy anti-human views are gross distortions. I'm so pleased that I can live without guilt. That's what comes of having a philosophy that actually supports happiness.
So I hope anyone who reads this will consider the basic idea that, in general, humans are not inherently bad or evil. Humans are a pretty decent lot. We have used our resources (specifically, our marvelously large brains) to feed billions of people, go around the world in a matter of hours, allow millions of people to live with decent standards on only a few square miles, uncovered basic laws of the universe, discovered the concepts of rights and law-and-order, and figured out how to make most people live far longer than ever before. I think that's pretty damned cool. Some people will look at that list, and for every item come up with a 'yes, but....' And for those people, I feel immense pity.
The civilized world is a great place, and humans have made it so! Please join me in being a "Human for Humankind" and take a brighter, more objective look at the modern world and our wonderfully full life and standard of living within it; all made possible through human ingenuity, hope, and perseverance.