Monday, January 24, 2011
P.Z. Myers scares me
And this is why. The difference between the emergent post-modern secular Left, and Europe at the turn of the 20th century, is one of numbers. At least Europeans at the beginning of the last century had developed the idea that since all humans were nothing but animals, only some were of little value. At least they said there were some humans who transcended the trappings of animal identity, and therefore had some worth. At least they said, "There are two types of people - our kind of people and those others that are nothing but sub-human." Myers, and other like him, take the same startling lack of concern for human life that was once applied to some human beings, and apply it to everyone. Well, perhaps not to themselves or people like themselves. But otherwise, it is a cold, heartless, soulless movement that deals with hatred, mockery, contempt, loathing, and disgust for any belief system that doesn't share its contempt for the bulk of humanity as anything other than worthless slabs of meat. Yet since its ethical system promotes narcissism and hedonism, sexual debauchery and decadence, it does snare many young people who are blind to the evil undercurrents of the philosophy of death that is being sold them.