Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Leftie Gloom

"He took it as a sign of worse to come and decided to set a date for his euthanasia"

This is something I've been saying for a long time. The Death Culture is driven by fear. And our culture has become so atomized and individualized, that a lot of people are simply afraid of life on their own when they are no longer able to fend for themselves.

I remember realising that it also grew out of the Cold War. When I was growing up, I heard a lot from the adults about how terrible the world was going to be after The Bomb. No one would want to live, the "living would envy the dead". I think a lot of our current cultural assumption that we would all be better off dead comes from that.

We assume that suffering is all there is going to be, and that the suffering is going to be unendurable, and, as good secularists, we believe it is meaningless. We're going to be alone in a survival-of-the-fittest world where no one owes anything to anyone else. Life is nasty, brutish and short and there's no heaven to be won, so why endure it?

We've all got a terrifying post-apocalyptic movie running in our heads all the time.

As the writer of this piece said, it's hardly surprising that Dr. Doom n'Gloom decided to kill himself. His worldview told him that life has no value unless it's all peaches and roses, his kids thought he should off himself, his country says it's legal and morally A-OK, and his entire gloomy culture says that the suffering of life, that no one gets to escape, is meaningless.

Are we surprised that "leftists" (which, as far as I can tell really means "nihilists") want to die?

“The living world has become impoverished, species are being lost every day, energy and other resources are nearing exhaustion, the environment is deteriorating, pollution is everywhere, climate is changing, natural balances are threatened. Especially, human beings are being crushed by their own number. Overcrowded cities are spawning increasingly lawless suburbs. Waste is accumulating in and around them, straining the capacity to deal with it. Vast areas are witness to the struggles of destitute populations trying to survive under unlivable conditions.

"In spite of the advances of medicine, deathly epidemics are more menacing than ever before. Conflicts, exacerbated by economic disparities, nationalisms, and fundamentalisms, are raging in various parts of the world. The specter of a nuclear holocaust has become thinkable.”

Crikey, I would!



Bill White said...

It's weird how death is always their answer: "Bad things are happening or might happen in the future, so we need to kill those people (or that person, or me) right now." It's almost as if their instinct is to offer human sacrifices to propitiate their god.

a Christopher said...

It's what the heros do in "all" the movies, you know. Shoot the bad guys, and be dashing and artful at it, too. Problem solved. Sic soluitur gloria mundi...