Wednesday, May 24, 2017

SHUTTING OFF HUMAN EXISTENCE


by Mr. Mean-Spirited

 

If there were some button that would end the world, I am going to be pressing so hard that I might break the bone in my finger.   If there were some switch that would terminate all life, I am going to hit that lever so fast that I might snap my thumb.

But there is no knob to shut off this horror of existence.  What scares me most is that there will never be any end to human subsistence.

I grew-up with etchings that celebrated the ravage and wreck of Armageddon – and those engravings of the Apocalypse yielded a sense of serenity because I imaged that there might soon be an end to my own personal suffering.  I found a calm, quiet relief in the knowledge that there might be a kill switch to the human species.   But now I feel apprehensive that I will not witness the final reckoning.

Government is not going to be overthrown, just ever more intolerable.   This despotic diversity is never going to diminish because of some new piece of legislation; this totalitarian tolerance will never be defeated by a change in politicians.   Each year, things are going to get a touch more liberal; popular culture will become a tinge more degenerate; the policeman’s tap on the shoulder is going to be tad more insistent.  Individualists will continue to be persecuted for not being kind enough.  The independent citizen will always be punished for not being nice enough.  In the next decade, things will get a bit more egalitarian for your neighbors – and a lot less equal for you.  As society becomes ever more compassionate, freedom will become ever more constricted.

It is not the Last Days that frightens me – what I fear most is that there might be no end to this life.  I am afraid that this gradual social decay might well continue until I finally die off.  I grew up hearing about the end of the world – and I was praying, I was pleading for this destruction.  But now I think that this long-promised collapse will never come – that things will continue in this slow decline until the end of my days.  This, to me, is more dissipating than any Judgment Day.  The greatest horror is that things will just muddle on.

I was hoping that the nuclear weapons industry might help end this nightmare, but all the warmongers turned coward on us.  I had faith in a global pestilence, but viral evolution is letting us down.   I’ve still got my money on a good old-fashioned famine, but mass starvation takes its own sweet time

There is no greater anguish than the knowledge that there will never ever be any end to the agony.  If there was once pain, you will feel it over and over again.

36 comments:

  1. Mr. Mean, did you ever explore the Guy McPherson website I posted once here? He may be wrong, but he's no kook or hustler trying to make money. He is grounded in science. He claims that due to climate change, we have at most ten years. Maybe five. I hope he's right!

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    1. To be honest, I don’t know what to make of Guy McPherson. I think that the ecologist is largely correct about temperature increases, but not quite so right about timeframes. While I do not expect anything approaching human extinction in the coming decade, I would wager that the major grain-producing regions will experience some sort of environmental collapse in the next few years.

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  2. I have something new on your hope-list: A.I
    In the book "homo deus" it stands that the opinion in the science, especially in the biology tends to declare that all organism is just algorithm and life is nothing else than data processing. Yes, that's right, a tree is a data processing organism like you, just different.

    If this idea proceed and expand, it will take all the wind of the sails from humanism.

    If some A.I develops consciousness, the human kind will lose it's crown, since this is the unique feature of humankind.

    The times we live in now are just too fast and confusing...

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    1. Anything you hear about computers is largely hype. The only thing more overrated than human intelligence is artificial intelligence.

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    2. I've been reading about techno utopias since grade school, and I am 57. I particularly remember a drawing of a city covered by what looked like a huge glass jar, with people travelling about on huge monorails. Even then, that didn't smell right.

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  3. I know how you feel MM, it can get depressing. What keeps me going these days, is knowing that others are suffering much worse than me, and that my continued existence might make things even worse for them. Cheer up buddy, there's plenty of schadenfreude to go around still. You had a post a while back about sabotaging the future, and I agree with it completely. I never wanted to be rich, but the older I get, the more I would love many millions. Not because I want to show off, but because with that money, I could consume resources at a much higher rate. I do my best with what I have though, I love creating garbage. I liberally use paper towels, paper plates etc. I don't recycle a damn thing. It fills my heart with joy, to see the dumpster overflowing with toxic trash. Every time I hear about a chemical spill, or nuclear accident, I get giddy! Here's a recent chemical spill in Atlanta, an area truly deserving of it.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/toxic-chemical-spill-closes-atlanta-freeway/story?id=46838786


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    1. mms i think we have found your future protege. the word is decay. that is some depressing shit to dwell on. im not as misanthropic as anon above or our host mms so anothers suffering and decay does not cheer me up but remind me of my own decay. what a shame for me. do you misanthropes also despise yourselves in your heart of hearts, pathetic bipedal primates like all the rest of us that you are?

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    2. A misanthrope is not delusional; a misanthrope knows that he is just as worthless as every other human being. But a misanthrope does not hate himself (that sort of self-loathing creature is called a "liberal") – all that a misanthrope wants is for other people experience the same pain and unpleasantness as he was forced to endure. All that a misanthrope desires is a smidgen of vengeance – not because he is superior, but to restore a sense of equilibrium.

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    3. you misanthropes are a persuasive and oddly endearing bunch. that is fair enough and i wish you god speed

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    4. It would take a book to explain why I feel the way I do. I'm only in my mid 40's, and I've watched humanity sink lower and lower in my life. Everything is being reduced to the lowest common denominator. Ugly is the new beautiful, fat is the new sexy, stupid is just as good as smart. The radical leftist agenda has gained a ton of steam in the last 20 years, I really hope the cycles return a little balance to the world. I always considered myself a very centrist guy, but I have come to realize what I call center, radical leftists call right wing nut. At this point Bill Clinton is starting to look like Nixon. The point is, if this is what humans have become, I don't care if they go extinct or not.

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    5. Let's also remember that in the past few years, it's been made legal for trannies, to use the same bathroom as little girls. We also saw the media tell us that violent, robbing, raping thugs, were really just oppressed minorities. Doublespeak is officially here, reality is now racist. Things have gone to shit, and humans have overstayed their welcome.

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  4. Let us all non breeders take stock in that we have not drug another human being into this hell.

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    1. Amen. I had a vasectomy at 29, now mid 40's. I knew the world was going to crap then, and it has only gotten worse.

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  5. Here’s a great headline. I will no longer defend a world like this. “You Don’t Have to be Racist to be Racist”.

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    1. Lol what will the world do without faithful guardians like you, internet commenter who got wrecked by a single headline

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  6. Eschatology is the last hope of true pessimism.

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  7. I was disappointed in Trump at first, but this has restored my faith.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/04/05/trumps-epa-moves-to-defund-programs-that-protect-children-from-lead/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.fba5a84fe358

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  8. do we pull the lever based on hatred or compassion? its a combo. little bit from column a and a little bit from column b. i believe we are in a simulation of some sort. a shitty simulation. and we are doomed. doomed i tells ya

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    1. Compassion is what caused the problem in the first place.

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  9. Ladies and Gentlemen, i'm here to tell you that data shows the world is getting better in terms of quality of life globally):
    less hunger, better medical supply, more alphabetization, more access to education.

    Like said, this is overall data, it is also a fact that the globalization hit some people hard in the usa and europe and in the opposite of this, the poor people in asia got some prosperity.
    But data is also showing that the natural environenment suffered a lot and is in danger.

    If humanity can solve the following 3 problems, the world would turn into utopia.
    1.climate and environment problem
    2.the huge rich-poor gap (maybe through universal basic income by taxing robots)

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    1. Anonymous, do me a favor and shut the fuck up. Okay, good. Now that you're no longer babbling about "the world turning into a utopia" I'll address the main point here.

      There are too many people who think that if niggers weren't living in their town or the healthcare industry sorted itself out or if liberals/conservatives changed a few policies, that shit would be all peachy keen. None of you ass-wipes realize that the problem is not these little specs of dust on the existence canvas, but rather the evolutionary mechanism, specifically the deprivational one as it relates to humans. Nothing, I repeat - NOTHING - can change things. As long as there are humans with a mind to comprehend pleasant and unpleasant feelings we'll be swimming in the same swamp of piss from now until eternity. As MMS says, the button would be the only solution. But there isn't one.

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    2. 3. Global mass unemplyment (thanks computers)
      4. Culturals all over the globe is getting more and banal fast food like junk.
      5. Existential crises when old metanarratives are falling down
      6.Welware states are falling down
      7. Over population
      8. Powerhungry elite and Orwellian police state can come at any moment.
      9.Science is going more and more under the fist of current political agenda whetever that is SJW or climatechanges denial hillbillies or fundamentalism or something else

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  10. wtf is anonymous doing here anyway? sprinkling his utopian fairydust which looks and smells like fecal flecks splattered about to us wise cynics? its a troll with de bad engrish writing of the words from some shithole country somewhere. why did the simulators simulate so many fucktards? so many questions..

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  11. I did the comment above with utopia and i have to say something. Science proves that free will is not free, because the brain chemistry is not free.

    So the pessimistic, optimistic or whatever character someone has, is not a chosen one. This insight didn't kick through yet, think about the consequences on all levels.

    With this insight, your insults against liberals/ leftist/feminists and whatever is absurd. Person x is and behave like person x, because all the cells lead to it !


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    1. I think that there is a significant error in your assertion.

      Pessimism is a deliberate manner of awareness. Pessimism is an intentional stance that the individual takes toward the human environment. Pessimism is planned and premeditated.

      Obviously no one is going to deny that human beings are biological entities, but these cellular creatures are, then, acted upon by external culture and context. Nature is shaped and sculpted and scratched and scarred by Nurture. The individual response to this social contact and societal contamination can well become entirely calculated and considered. Hence, pessimism requires a particular amount courage to implement (a great deal of daring when surrounded by the altruistic herd) – and this bravery is a certainly a chosen act.

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    2. my cells tell me to tell you that you should kill yourself

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  12. More great news MM! We pulled out of that stupid "climate change" crap! This is a win win as far as I'm concerned. If global warming is real, this will hasten the collapse, if it's not real, it will keep the filthy commies from getting any more of our tax dollars. What a great day.

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    1. Damn straight. Agree completely. Added bonus is the massive fuck you to the rest of the nations of the world.

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    2. go trump. my inheritance includes a big filthy slice in BHP. the big coal mining polluter from downunder. trump is a fucking godsend

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  13. Here in Europe every place is full of butthurt. You can't even imagine.

    And funny note. Politics/media are already kissing China's ass "Please China don't leave our fight against glimate change pretty please!" And they are crying to China to take leadership in fight against globalwarming (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40127896). "China is good, China is powerfull, China will save us"
    Fucking faggots. Europe has lost it's dignity.

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  14. Hey BS and MM, Have you notice that Do-gooders are angry when we misanthropist antinalist find Trump's doing hilarious. But the Big Irony what they won't realised is: if humanity would have it in our way from scratch then this evil mankind would already perish. And there would be no climate change, no extinction, no overfishing, no toxic waste etc etc.

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    1. i dont talk with do gooders or anyone much for that matters but no humans would mean no problems. but a dogooder would see you as a freak for saying so. fuck global warming, fuck dogooders and fuck the planet. hail trump

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  15. Go Trump!

    http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/06/01/trump-wont-pay-a-penny-for-u-n-cholera-relief-fund-in-haiti/

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  16. Funny that i felt the same way you do, and now I'm in my early 30's and everything is still dragging along to my horror...

    I figured by now something would have fallen. The economy, a new war (hopefully civil war), or maybe just a mass slaughter/genocide. But nope, liberals and do-gooders continue to hold us all prisoner in their hell...

    How is it we have such a massive welfare state and things continue to progress without a collapse? The US Govt is bankrupt yet we continue slugging along....That's what is puzzling...it defies all reason.

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