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Find out when you should die! (You know — for kids!)

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I recently said, in conversation, that environmentalism, as a movement and an ideology, is driven by hatred of man, and used a paraphrased quote from David Graber to illustrate my point. The genuine quote is: “Until such time as Homo sapiens should decide to rejoin nature, some of us can only hope for the right virus to come along.” I was accused of demonizing, because not all people who self-identify as environmentalists agree with this.

What I was in fact doing was thinking in essentials. When one thinks in terms of essentials, then rubbish such as the following is unsurprising and quite predictible:

You know -- for kids!

This is a site for kids, put up by the Australian Broadcasting Company. Hardly the lunatic fringe of the environmentalist movement.

If environmentalism were not, in essence, anti-man, then putting up such a thing would be appalling, and putting it up and encouraging children to figure out when they should die to save the planet would be unthinkable. But no, a mainstream site programmed this test and put it up for all to see (in 2003, if the copyright is to be believed), and nobody involved in the process saw anything much wrong with it, else it wouldn’t be up.



Written by [IMH]

28 May 2008 at 2:09 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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