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Humanity Eeyore 17/11/04(Sat)21:49 No. 5604 ID: a57be3
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Unlike other animals, many of which have their own versions of fair play as well as their own unique disregard for it, homo sapiens a.k.a. "modern humans" are particularly immoral, ironic, and repulsive. What gives humans dominance over all other species is their intelligence. Since the dawn of homo sapiens, and perhaps before, humans have been able to communicate abstract concepts.

These abstract concepts, such as atomic structure, higher morality and even just holiday celebrations, are all examples of humanity's profound capacity to create and foster profound levels of beauty as well as intelligence. This makes it all the more disgusting when humanity ignores higher pursuits due to a greater interest in acts of savagery.

Even when it is not necessary, humans sink to extreme levels of depravity very quickly. Worse yet, the humans' seemingly harmless social conventions are often constructs to defend their most horrific practices.

Humanity's terrible, abhorrent practices include, but are certainly not limited to: conning of millions who are nutritionally deficient and/or starving, conventional bombing and nuclear bombing upon millions of non-combatants, genocide, manufacturing of highly addictive substances for profit (followed by the imprisonment of those who consume said substances without permission from the state), murder of children, sexual assault upon children...

Of course, the viewpoint that this essay posits is only a matter of opinion, and every society or potential society can be viewed as stifling the things that are truly important. What needs to be asserted is that the level of good-stifling that goes on in all human societies throughout history has been very extreme. The absolute horrors listed earlier are occurring by the hundreds at this very moment, yet scientists regard this time as one of humanity's highest moments in terms of basic morality.

In many latin-based languages, humanity or humanness is regarded as a form of essential goodness. People who show empathy and kindness are often referred to as "humane." This is a particularly ironic product of our bias towards beliefs that are pleasant, considering that humans are the most immoral and repulsive species on planet Earth.

Much like the Abrahamic religions put forth (because people of those religions are often masters of guilt), knowledge of the sins being committed greatly compounds the sins. Humanity is damned, and the only species capable of evil, because humans are intelligent enough to know the difference between good and evil from a conceptual standpoint and choose. Eve ate from the tree of knowledge, and the one God who is always good did not want this.

At the risk of making many readers uncomfortable, it is important to point out that all people are engaged in the condoning of humanity's most horrific practices, at least to some extent. This is a clear indication that, in spite of these walls and seemingly limitless food supply, nobody is okay or safe from these monsters known as humans. For example, many people who think they have good rapport with their friends and family (and they must have good rapport by comparison) would actually end up cast out and left for dead, if some relatively minor criterion was no longer met.

Is there one complete, real life example (not mythical or legendary) of a person who is an exception to this rule? Maybe it is someone from the voluntary extinction movement, although an overwhelming majority of people (author of this essay included) do not support that movement. It is exceedingly clear that there are not enough good humans to justify the existence of the species homo sapiens. Also obvious, but in need of saying, a species does not need justification in order to proliferate.

Thank you.


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Eeyore 17/11/06(Mon)15:24 No. 5613 ID: 4473ce
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>>5604
the long-winded essay isn't really necessary.

humanity sucks, and we have no one but ourselves to blame. we squander our potential on competition, we have no appreciation for our planet, and we think only in the short term. can we do better? will we ever? pic related.

This is the kind of post I had in mind for >>/7ch/8935

/hum/ - Humanity was never good

We need a misanthropy board, for apolitical, non-denominational, all-organic discussion of how much humanity--as a whole--sucks. I think there's enough to say to warrant it's own board.


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Eeyore 17/11/07(Tue)23:56 No. 5619 ID: 5a5edd

>>5613
I'm glad I wrote it. Anyone truly interested in why I hate humanity (not sure why they would be) has a coherent and comprehensive explanation why.

Reddit has a misanthropy board, but it is kind of flooded with short and similar-sounding complaints. I guess that doesn't necessarily make it a bad board, but it looks a little bit tiresome and surface-level.




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