Thank You for Not Existing [Dan Collins]
By the way, if you’re looking for some last-minute stocking stuffers, Oxford University Press has published a book by professor David Benatar of the University of Cape Town called “Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence.” The author “argues for the ‘anti-natal’ view Ã¢â‚¬â€œ that it is always wrong to have children Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ . Anti-natalism also implies that it would be better if humanity became extinct.” As does Alan Weisman’s “The World Without Us” Ã¢â‚¬â€œ which Publishers Weekly hails as “an enthralling tour of the world Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ anticipating, often poetically, what a planet without us would be like.” It’s a good thing it “anticipates” it poetically, because, once it happens, there will be no more poetry.
Lest you think the above are “extremists,” consider how deeply invested the “mainstream” is in a total fiction. At the recent climate jamboree in Bali, the Rev. Al Gore told the assembled faithful: “My own country, the United States, is principally responsible for obstructing progress here.” Really? The American Thinker’s Web site ran the numbers. In the seven years between the signing of Kyoto in 1997 and 2004, here’s what happened:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢Emissions worldwide increased 18.0 percent;
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢Emissions from countries that signed the treaty increased 21.1 percent;
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢Emissions from nonsigners increased 10.0 percent; and
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢Emissions from the United States increased 6.6 percent.
It’s hard not to conclude a form of mental illness has gripped the world’s elites. If you’re one of that dwindling band of Westerners who’ll be celebrating the birth of a child, “homeless” or otherwise, next week, make the most of it. A year or two on, and the eco-professors will propose banning Nativity scenes because they set a bad example.
I imagine that those who hold this point of view will set a proper example for the rest of us and suicide.
This kind of vile insanity, posing as altruism, is evil in the extreme. But it’s worse, mind you, to offend the sensibilities of homosexuals than it is to advocate the elimination of our species. There just are no words bathetic enough to encompass this kind of demented viciousness.