Skip to comments.Subhumanism: The West's New Philosophy
Posted on 07/23/2013 11:56:24 AM PDT by Pyro7480
Heres an ugly truth you can drop in the punchbowl at your next office party most Western men and women, including many who consider themselves conventionally religious, treat human beings as subhuman. They accept without reflection theories of human life that reduce us to brainy animals, or let us play at being gods. These theories render suffering meaningless and train us to live as cowards; they teach us to despise the weak but train us in habits of laziness and avoidance; they speak the language of progress while in fact encouraging the lowest of human instincts; they claim to have surpassed Judeo-Christian ethics, but really they have slumped below the standard of most pagan or animist cultures. This complex of truncated, crass, and despairing accounts of mans dignity deserves a name: since the picture of man presented by these modern ideologies is distinctly un-heroic and self-consciously shorn of any claim to ultimate importance, the only proper term for it is subhumanism.
Subhumanism is a pale, degraded copy of the brave image of man asserted during the Renaissance...When we speak of humanity now, too often we think in terms of ecological damage, excessive numbers, and intractable hatreds. Ecologists have even taught us to see ourselves as a kind of plague on the planet, with our generations task to limit the damage we do to the rest of the biosphere. And yet, somehow and from somewhere, we are said to possess a set of things called human rights, which can be so expansive as to include the right to transgender reassignment surgery funded by our neighbors, but which do not necessarily include the right of terminal patients to food and water.
How did we get to this point?...
(Excerpt) Read more at aleteia.org ...
” Put simply and starkly, we tried to pursue a humanist project of understanding and uplifting human life, and in the process identified God as largely an obstacle, even an enemy.”
It took full force after WWII when the SCOTUS became extremely activist and started to rid the public of God.
I’ll read this later. Looks good.
Yeah, that's gonna leave a mark.
Far left liberals can’t see humans as a work of a superior creator, but place humans lower than animals.
That explains the futile attempts by some ‘scientists’ to ‘prove’ that chimpanzees are really just as smart as humans. Also explains the self-loathing of far-left liberals.
In before rabid anti-Catholics!
I have seen all of this and found it most puzzling. The article, in an oblique way, explains the power of the death cult that has taken over.
thanks for the post.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness......”
I believe this with all my moral being.
With that being said, some people through their actions in life fail to rise above their condition at birth, some even go so far as to degrade themselves and those around them.
Some try to excuse these behaviors as “that’s just the way it is”, From my own observations in life these degrading behaviors are encouraged and supported by others for the express purpose of making themselves feel superior to the people they are encouraging to degrade themselves.
As exhibit Number one I present the Welfare System. What was once a program to help out those in trouble for a short period of time until they can get back on their feet and lead productive lives again. Has turned into a multi-generational monster that seems to have one purpose, to keep those on welfare there forever... Or until the OPM is all gone and used up.
Who benefits the most from the Welfare system? That’s exhibit Number two - The bureaucrats who administer it are the primary winners and gain the most benefits, secondly is the Politicians who come and go with their electoral fortunes.
I’m sure you can think of many more, this is what came to mind first for me.
The fundamental philosophical premise of environmentalism, which logically implies hatred for man and his achievements is the intrinsic value of nature.In other words, nature is valuable in of itself, apart from all contribution to human life and well-being. Thanks to this premise, man becomes the systematic destroyer of the good, and thus as the systematic doer of evil, because in the pursuit of his well-being, man sometimes has to sacrifice the interests of nature.
If I can say that without giving him a heart attack.
Subhumanism is a natural outgrowth of the secular evolutionist abiogenesis perspective. If you think we’re just animals, you’ll treat others as if they are animals.
There are many intellectual turnings along the road that carried us from Michaelangelos Florence to Stalins gulag.
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Excellent article. I see that the authors have a book coming out next year, which should be worth looking at.
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