Just in case it wasn't obvious, we'll start this post with a SPOILER ALERT. Read on and you will have parts of Avengers: Infinity War reveled to you, which you deserve if you clicked on this post without having seen the movie.
Those who have seen it know that Thanos, the block-headed super villain played by Josh Brolin, has one primary objective in the movie: To kill half the universe so all the people who are left will be better off.
Think of it, in a universe that is over-crowded and under-resourced, culling the population by half will bring things back into balance. No more famines becuase there are half as many people who need to eat. No more environmental catastrophes because there are half as many people using resources and creating pollution.
And the only downside is that a shitload of people have be killed at random. And all of those who are left have to dispose of their bodies. It's a pretty big downside, but it's not big enough that some people didn't come away from the movie thinking, "Hmmmm, maybe Thanos was right."
If you sit in traffic for long enough you realize Thanos was right all along and you should have rooted for him— Redding Haines (@ReddingHaines7) May 3, 2018
sometimes im on a crowded 1 train and realize thanos was right— Adultish Gambino (@iffykaysar) May 3, 2018
Atlanta Traffic is a constant reminder that Thanos was right.— PPG | Ahmed Ali (@Uncle_habibi) May 2, 2018
I'mma agree with Thanos, things would be better with half the population gone.— Lil' Tampin (@TiddieSlapsII) April 30, 2018
when you understand why Thanos is doing what he is doing and agree >>>— Dose (@paradigse) April 27, 2018
Of course, all of these people are wrong. And Thanos is too. Why? Because instead of using the infinity stones to wipe out half of universe's population, he could have use them to make sure everyone had infinite turkey sandwiches to keep them fed.
These people get it:
So why didn’t Thanos just use the Infinity Stones to create more food?— Patrick Grigsby (@Grigsby051798pg) May 4, 2018
Why doesn’t thanos just provide more food and cleaner energy using the reality stone??? You’re resorting to mass genocide when u can just provide more resources idiot— Julia ⛅️ (@jthulus) May 3, 2018
You have all the infinity stones, and there isn't enough resources in the universe to go around. How do you fix this ?— Asyraaf Adam (@asyraafadam98) May 3, 2018
Me: Increase the resources.
Thanos: Wipeout half the universe lol.
Where do you stand on this important issue?