Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Pardon Us for Living: Australian Broadcasting Corporation Wants You and Your Children to Die to "Save the Planet"

I have been warning and warning that a virulent anti-humanism is becoming rampant on the left side of the scale, and even within the MSM. A site on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (roughly akin to the BBC) Website--Planet Slayer--specifically, "Professor Schpinkee's Greenhouse Calculator" tells you to enter and "find out when you should die!" I kid you not.

Hit the start button and find out when you should become six feet under (I assume cremation is worse than burial for global warming). I answered the questions roughly, and found I should have died at age 7.4. The pig (me) blew up in a bloody mess.

Realize that this is being sold to children and it is shameful and profoundly nihilistic. And it illustrates again how profoundly anti-human and pro death certain aspects of our culture are becoming.

As Andrew Bolt, a blogger for the Herald Sun noted:

What a lovely insight into the green philosophy. Children should die to save the planet. Scott [Bolt's son], I calculated, should have died at age 4.2.

A little joke, you will say. A mere attention grabber in a good cause. Trouble is, though, that there really is an insanely anti-human bent to deep green preaching on global warming, and there really are believers who feel only too keenly the planet is doomed by our sin, and humans must vanish.

Take the influential Gaia preacher Professor James Lovelock, whose latest book, The Revenge Of Gaia, calls for nine-tenths of humanity to vanish to "save" the planet from warming. Or hear the ABC's Ockham's Razor air a lecture by a former academic arguing we must "put something in the water, a virus that would be specific to the human reproductive system and would make a substantial proportion of the population infertile."

And see the lengths to which some true believers now go. There's Toni Vernelli, from animal liberation group PETA, who aborted her baby because "it would have been immoral to give birth to a child that I felt strongly would only be a burden to the world." There's Sarah Irving, from Ethical Consumer magazine, who sterilised herself because it "was the most environmentally friendly thing I could do" in a warming world.

In "The Silence of the Asparagus" I warned:
What is clear, however, is that Switzerland's enshrining of "plant dignity" is a symptom of a cultural disease that has infected Western civilization, causing us to lose the ability to think critically and distinguish serious from frivolous ethical concerns. It also reflects the triumph of a radical anthropomorphism that views elements of the natural world as morally equivalent to people.

Why is this happening? Our accelerating rejection of the Judeo-Christian world view, which upholds the unique dignity and moral worth of human beings, is driving us crazy. Once we knocked our species off its pedestal, it was only logical that we would come to see fauna and flora as entitled to rights.
And once we see "the planet" as personal, it is easier to see humans as the vermin good only for eradication.

This is very, very dangerous. Is anybody paying attention?



At June 17, 2008 , Blogger Coop said...

Yes, that certainly is virulent anti-humanism on parade. Human rights won't survive--let alone the human race itself--if that ideology gains traction.

According to the misanthrop-o-meter, I was supposed to have died at only age 3.7. This even though I don't drive to work. It must be largely to blame for all the meat I've been eating. Come to think of it, I just got back from a steak tacos dinner.

At June 17, 2008 , Blogger Wesley J. Smith said...


At June 18, 2008 , Blogger Jay Watts said...


And did anyone else really want some bacon after taking the test?

At June 18, 2008 , Blogger John Howard said...

Or hear the ABC's Ockham's Razor air a lecture by a former academic arguing we must "put something in the water, a virus that would be specific to the human reproductive system and would make a substantial proportion of the population infertile."

This attitude is widespread, and it results in government being totally negligent in protecting our fertility. Too many people think it is perfectly fine if people wind up infertile. School systems are complicit in making people careless and undervaluing their fertility. It is criminal, because our fertility is a constitutional right and we have a duty to protect every person's fertility.

At June 19, 2008 , Blogger Fisherlee said...

This is EXACTLY what the liberal socialists (sometimes referred to as Democrats) are aiming for. This is the new communism, which is why I refer to the Demos as "Neo-communists".

Shouldn't the writers of this website be the first to sacrifice their lives for Gaia, for the Cause?

At June 20, 2008 , Blogger Joshua said...

While I think that overpopulation is a severe problem, I don't approve of the this webpage. It will only perpetuate the idea that everyone who mentions population control is for killing people at a certain age like in Logan's Run.

It should be calculating how many children you should have, which is my preferred method of population control (and the only real alternative to killing people).

At June 20, 2008 , Blogger viking mom said...

Who will be the Boniface - of this mostly post Christian &post Jewish bad-idea mess?

(Boniface is said to have cut down the pagans' sacred oak tree the northern European pagans were worshiping. He is noted as a major force in bringing in Christianity to the pagans. Now, there's a repaganization of Europe, US... by some.)

At June 20, 2008 , Blogger Wesley J. Smith said...

Joshua: Exactly those are the only two methods, and the first won't really work much. And therein lies the problem. Some really do wish to see a pandemic or other catastrophe. And who knows if there is some Ted Kozinsky out there thinking about doing something about it?

But the real deal is the profoundl destructive misanthropy that saps the life out of human flourishing.


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