A Philosopher Wants to Save the Planet by Letting Humans Die Off (Her, First!) By James Reed

     I first saw this item about a philosopher, that is someone employed as a philosopher in a university, not to be confused with general lovers of wisdom, at the great Technocracy site, but then I was curious about what else I could find about someone who wants to deal with climate change, by seeing the human race pass into the eternal night. Whooaha! There was not far to search, including an occult connection:

“On January 23, 2020, Bloomsbury Academic published a call to action for all those who care about “climate change.” The Ahuman Manifesto: Activism for the End of the Anthropocene by Patricia MacCormack, a professor of continental philosophy at Angelia Ruskin University, cuts to the chase and advocates for the ultimate solution to global warming: The end of the human race. For MacCormack, “Extinction Rebellion” has a whole different meaning. MacCormack admits to being an “occultist magician.” She has actually given lectures—often in a get-up that is either supposed to be emulating a witch and bearing an eerie resemblance to the costumes we see frequently at Drag Queen Storytime—on the “invocation” or “convocation” of demons, which she says is an important feminist or queer practice. Invoking demons, she says, is not entirely risk-free, because “madness is as likely as ecstasy.” She says all of this entirely unironically. MacCormack is not the sort of weak-kneed climate activist who believes that we should save the planet for our children. In fact, she doesn’t think there should be any children. A researcher who has “published in the areas of continental philosophy…feminism, queer theory, posthuman theory, horror film, body modification, animal rights/abolitionism, cinesexuality and ethics,” MacCormack once argued that animals are equal to human beings. Now, she’s arguing that humans should get out of the way entirely. The abstract for her book describes her thesis thusly: “Collapsing activism, artistic practice and affirmative ethics, while introducing some specifically modern phenomena like death cults, intersectional identify politics and capitalist enslavement of human and nonhuman organisms to the point of ‘zombiedom’, The Ahuman Manifesto navigates the ways in which we must compose the human differently, specifically beyond nihilism and post-and trans-humanism and outside human privilege. This is so that we can actively think and live viscerally, with connectivity (actual not virtual), and with passion and grace, toward a new world.” All of that nonsense, roughly translated, is that the culmination of human progress should be human extinction. What MacCormack is trying to do is to present “the apocalypse as an optimistic beginning,” but for other species, who will do much better once we’re all dead, an eventuality she finds positively wonderful to consider. Her book, according to the Cambridge News, “argues that due to the damage done to other living creatures on Earth, we should start gradually phasing out reproduction.”


     Now the problem with this weird/queer feminist view about human extinction, is that the demise of the human race will not be without consequences for other species. If we can believe the mainstream stats, there is already an unhealthy level of species extinction. For the human race to cash out means that even more species will go down the tubes with it. So, the entire concept is flawed. We go, all of the other furry friends go too, because humanity is not going into the dark of the night, without bringing down the entire planet. We go out with a bang, not a whimper, it is just the white race that goes out with a whimper. And wimps; they go out with whimpers.

     What lies behind this emerging apocalyptic cult of human endism, is that sectors of the elite think that the Earth is finished, and are plugging for outer space, and space stations. But, if the Earth has been polished off by human hubris, there is no reason to suppose that Earth 2.0 will be luckier. It will go eventually because the same destructive forces are present in human nature; call it original sin if you like. Climate change is sure producing some weird gear, and that is my opinion, and most people I know think that I am crazy.

     Anyway, the craziest of them all are the billionaires who want to get off the entire planet, when the enormous problems of our biological survival in space, over a long period of time, have not been solved.



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