Shane Morris made in an article earlier this year- “Infinity War” casts its big baddie as a champion of yet another progressive pet cause: Population control.

The online community began banning over 300,000 of its members at 5:00 PM PDT sharp on Monday, in a purge that was actually planned weeks in advance – a purge that was, indeed, instigated by its own members, who cheered the culling as honoring their hero, Thanos.

As word of the upcoming ban spread, hundreds of thousands of Reddit users flocked to join r/ThanosDidNothingWrong just so they'd have a chance to get ousted.

And this event got so big that even some high profile members of the Avengers movie team got directly involved- When the process began late Sunday night, it was making headlines. Infinity War directors the Russo brothers even took part in the exercise, with Anthony Russo joining in the sub's preliminary festivities.

About 50 years ago, Paul Ehrlich wrote a book entitled “The Population Bomb” in which he breathlessly warned about what would happen during the decades to come if humanity's population continued to grow.

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