‘Terrorists’ and members of Britain’s intellectual elite want you to die from bird flu
Oh dear oh dear, where is our society heading?
Why have we found that prominent members of the British intelligentsia in such disciplines as philosophy, medicine and economics seem to share their philosophical views of humanity with that of lowly terrorists?
At a cursory glance it appears to be true; intellectuals with ties to movements such as nihilism and transhumanism seem to share the basic ideology with that of terrorists, whose goals are the wholesale killing of millions, perhaps billions. How could this be?
Dr. Susan Blackmore, a prominent psychologist, memeticist and skeptic along with John N. Gray, a philosopher and former School Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics have been quoted in the following exchange on the November 5, 2008 broadcast of Night Waves on BBC Radio 3:
Dr Blackmore said “[the] fundamental problem” facing the planet today is that “there are too many people”. Professor Gray agreed. Then Dr Blackmore declared: “For the planet’s sake, I hope we have bird flu or some other thing that will reduce the population, because otherwise we’re doomed.”
Dr. Blackmore’s philosophy is directly in line with Gray, as he considers humans not as homo sapiens, but as homo rapiens. Gray writes in his book Straw Dogs:
“Homo rapiens is only one of very many species, and not obviously worth preserving. Later or sooner, it will become extinct. When it is gone Earth will recover.”
Brendan O’Neill, columnist for the Christian Science Monitor, Salon, The Guardian and the New Statesman calls them on their misguided views:
“The reason why Dr Blackmore’s remark received no coverage or complaints is because the herbal tea-drinking literati that listens to Radio 3 discussion programmes will secretly share her prejudices about overpopulation.
Malthusianism, the one-eyed belief that all of the Earth’s problems are caused by over-breeding, is making a comeback in polite circles.”
Ironically, Lord Ashdown, who chairs the Public Policy Research warns that one of the biggest emerging threat comes from terrorists who could somehow obtain the Avian flu virus or SARS. The London Telegraph reports that the former Liberal Democrat leader’s thinktank fears that al Qaeda, or some other brown-skinned terrorists may be trying to obtain some kind of bio-weapon that could cause “a serious disease outbreak or bio-terrorism incident in the next 18 months [that] could tip the global economy from serious recession into a global depression.”
I wonder if these psychotic Malthusianists should be granted with their wishes of a global pandemic, would they cheer the demise of their family, friends and loved ones as well?