I knew the responses to my previous post would provide fodder for further thoughts. And though not all thoughts are worthy of expressing, there is one underlying idea that should be pointed out here.
Many of us, in the world of H.B.D. (human bio-diversity), consider ourselves different from the rest of the world. We look at the ignorant masses and say, “See how closed-minded they are! They cannot distinguish between what they consider to be self-evident truth (racial equalitarianism) and blind faith.”
Reluctant Apostate was right when he wrote:
Obviously the main motivation for the necrophilia law is the ick factor, but in this case, I think the reflex points in the right direction.
Even if all the risks, and moral complications, involved with necrophilia were to be eliminated, most people would still want it illegal. It’s probably true, as Latte Island says, that “a marker for people who will do bad things to living people without their consent.” When Ed wrote:
With all due respect, I can’t agree with this. You have taken a libertarian principle, and quite logically taken it *way* past what I could support.
Libertarian logic leading to drug legalization?…..OK, I can follow that.
Libertarian logic leading to necrophilia legalization? …..Nope, no way, full stop, I’m getting off this train, and tearing up the rail road tracks.
I’m certain he was speaking for the vast majority of my readers; most were too polite to write their true feelings on the matter. The word for what Ed feels is “revulsion”. There are human proclivities we can explain by way of logic. If we keep asking questions, like the child who persistently asks “why?”, then we reach a point where logic becomes useless. This is because, ultimately, nothing really matters. If our entire planet gets swallowed up by a black hole, it would make no difference for any alien life forms left behind. Our primal instincts are not subject to logic.
Unfortunately, for most of the people around us, a revulsion toward “racism” might as well be a primal instinct. They feel the same way about “racism” as we feel toward necrophilia. This is why it is rarely productive to debate with such people. Even if we show them that what they call “racism” is necessary and good, their primal revulsion remains. Obviously, necrophilia is never “necessary” or “good” – at least when it comes to any sort of benefit to society. But the reptilian brain makes no such distinction. Some things are disgusting at the emotional level, though we may bolster our revulsion with fortifications of logic.
As for my previous post, it’s something I wanted to write. I knew it would upset a lot of people – and that raised the question: Am I writing this blog so that people can smile and agree with what I’m saying, or am I writing it to encourage people (including myself) to think in new directions and ask questions? I knew the answer, and that’s why I went ahead and published the post. I hope that even those who vehemently disagreed with what I wrote got something out of it. It sounds like Ed did. Even if my post caused him to reject libertarianism, at least he feels his opinions are more developed because of it. It’s better to reject libertarianism because of well-thought-out arguments than to accept it based on fuzzy notions and fantasies.