The Ark Project

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Published on the Doomstead Diner on January 4, 2016

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NTHE = Near Term Human Extinction, NBL = Nature Bats Last website

WACKO = Whiny, Anonymous, Cowardly, Killjoy, Orc

My final parts of “Peak Oil Revisited” remain on the backburner as I was sidetracked by the current topics of Terrorism and COP 21. I will get back to Peak Oil again in due course, focusing on the crucially important concepts of EROEI (especially ideas by Hall, Murphy and Lambert) and the ELM (by Jeffrey Brown).

A Diner reader requested re-publication of the original text of my “Ark project”, which formed part of my essay “A critique of some of Guy McPherson's views and certain NBL hangers-on” (see pdf link below) which unleashed a storm in the NBL world. I was especially polite toward Guy in that essay because it was my hope then that he might still turn away from the “dark” side at the time and consider applying his undeniable abilities to a project which was actually useful for humanity. Unfortunately he preferred to remain entrenched in misery, took the side of his WACKOs (for unknown reasons alien visitation was an obsession with some of them, others were preoccupied with holocaust denial or had racial/neocolonial mindsets) and to disavow me publicly. Whereas many of the NBL readers seemed reasonably sane, his most ardent disciples were complete WACKOs. I made factual observations about the loutish, vulgar and obscene way those WACKOs (one anonymous coward in particular) had hatefully and obsessively attacked those who disagreed with the NTHE ideology previously. I criticised the fanatical anti-human attitudes of the WACKOs and postulated possible psychological explanations based on information some of those WACKOs had inadvertently revealed about themselves. Guy publicly condemned me for criticising his idolisers, but overlooked the profanity and abusiveness which originated from those WACKOs to begin with, hardly an even handed approach. He portrayed me as the prime villain in his (NBL) world, even though he was the one who posted my essay on NBL in its entirety. He had my essay in his possession for several weeks before posting it and could easily have edited it beforehand if he did not want to offend his WACKOs, rather than censor it post hoc.

My observations about the NBL WACKOs remain especially pertinent and more vindicated than ever, seeing as how one particularly unhinged specimen crawled out of the woodwork into the Diner, transformed into an anonymous Troll and unleashed a torrent of hateful abuse against me for a relatively bland (for climate realists) piece I had written about COP21. RE censored those abusive posts of his own accord as they contained nothing of value, just trash talk. It is unclear how many “death disciples” Guy actually has. There may actually be only one or two with lots of time on their hands and nothing better to do, who have adopted numerous pseudonyms to confer the illusion of numbers.

NTHE may be probable but is not a certainty. This much is sure: failure to plan ahead will significantly increase the likelihood of NTHE. This seems to be the primary misanthropic purpose of the WACKOs: to eliminate all possibility of human survival. The very definition of a death cult with an anti-human agenda. For me personally, there are worse things in the world than being hated for having the audacity to improve the prospects of human survival. The venomous way in which the WACKOs vilify me merely add further proof as to their mental derangement. Why are they so emotionally invested in insisting that no efforts to prevent human extinction should even be attempted? If they are so certain NTHE is inevitable, then why even bother to oppose my efforts, which in their view are supposedly futile? If they are genuinely dedicated to their belief that humanity must die off completely, then for the sake of consistency and to demonstrate their commitment, they must set proper examples and they must kill themselves immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ArkProjectReposted_html_m7435077dA CRITIQUE OF SOME OF GUY MCPHERSON'S VIEWS AND CERTAIN NBL HANGERS-ON
Geoffrey Chia, June 2014
Does humanity deserve to go extinct?
"Better drowned than duffers, if not duffers won't drown" – A. Ransome,
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3 Responses to The Ark Project

  • Deskpoet says:

    You seemed reasonable, even above board, until this:

    If they are so certain NTHE is inevitable, then why even bother to oppose my efforts, which in their view are supposedly futile? If they are genuinely dedicated to their belief that humanity must die off completely, then for the sake of consistency and to demonstrate their commitment, they must set proper examples and they must kill themselves immediately.

    It doesn't necessarily follow that killing themselves for the "sake of consistency" is required, or even effective, when a much more logical approach–that of killing OTHERS, like the Carrier in 12 Monkeys–is possible. Anytime someone says, "why don't just kill yourself?", it's easy and CONSISTENT to say "Why don't I just kill you instead?" in return. Advocating violence–even the self-inflicted kind–strips the advocate of ethical superiority, and reduces them to a mud wrestler like their opponent supposedly is.

    THIS IS OUR PROBLEM. We can't move forward without one "side" saying the other should die. How is THAT helpful? Why do YOU feel the need to say this? Hurt feelings?

    Moral questions about who should be killing whom will be moot in time, but regardless whether you're an NTHEer or a survivalist, there are still MEGA-DEATHS in our not-too-distant future, and the survivors–however many–will need SOME kind of moral platform to explain why they're alive and billions others are not. This murderous equivalent of "I know you are, but what am I?" really seems to fall short in this regard.

    • SomeoneInAsia says:

      Dr Chia is just expressing his extreme displeasure at the words of certain trolls who have been verbally abusive. No need to add insult to injury. I'm sure you'd feel the same if someone not only verbally abused you online but even followed you around the net to continue spitting his/her vitriol at you.

  • SomeoneInAsia says:

    As the saying goes, "It takes all sorts to make a world." Anytime you express some view or idea which you or some others consider to be of significance and value — let alone stand for what you consider some worthy cause — detractors will always arise who mock, deride, abuse you with vicious language or even issue death threats. (Sometimes they may do it because of vested interests, and sometimes they may simply have nothing better to do.) I've looked at several of the online 'discussions' on issues of science and religion, for example; the kind of language used by the self-styled rationalists and disciples of Richard Dawkins, and the kind of attitude they exhibit, would have made a saint blow his top with rage. There's no cool-headed, civil dialog; they just want to make the other party look stupid.

    Go a step further and stand for some worthy cause, and you can be 100% certain some people will now want you dead, or at least make life difficult for you. This happened to Confucius, the Buddha, Socrates, Jesus, Abraham Lincoln, Aung Sung Suu Kyi, Michael Ruppert, Gao Zhisheng, Ai Weiwei, Wilhelm Reich, astrophysicist Halton Arp, the great 12th-century Confucian philosopher Zhu Xi, and many more. (It comes as no surprise either that every comic superhero must have at least one supervillain for a personal nemesis.) It's just part of the sorry heritage of humankind — always has been, probably always will be. Frankly, things like this almost make me want to sympahise with those at NBL who see nothing in the human heritage worthy of preservation.

    All things said, one should hardly be surprised by those detractors whom one encounters when articulating his/her views online. The only thing we can do is ignore them — and make sure we ourselves don't commit the same reprehensible acts as them.

    (Not that it's going to make much of a difference anymore in view of the giant shithole towards which we're now all headed… Sigh…)

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