There are misanthropes and radical environmentalists who think our planet would be better off without humans. After all, we mess up the environment, cause climate change and destroy the habitats of animals.
I admit that the earth would probably be more beautiful and cleaner if humans went extinct. Planes would rust in their hangars and cars would block the roads but this wouldn’t matter because buffalo would just step around them. Weeds would grow in the cracked asphalt, forests would flourish, our cats and dogs would probably go to the wall but the meanest, quickest and shrewdest of both species might survive. Given enough time our cattle, sheep and pigs might man up, learn to provide for themselves and slowly start to resemble their wild ancestors, the ones that we domesticated a few thousand years ago.
This would all be fine with me because I like nature, yet without anyone around to appreciate it what would be the point? It would just be lots of animals eating plants and eating each other with a bit of fighting and reproduction thrown in to spice things up. I seriously doubt that pigs will any time soon gaze up at the night sky and wonder at the beauty and mystery of it all.
However, most people don’t want our species to go extinct, though some seem to want the white race to do so. I have heard various black people and even a few whites (excluding themselves, I suppose) claim the world would be a better place without us pale skins. Susan Sontag voiced this sentiment decades ago when she wrote:
The white race is the cancer of human history; it is the white race and it alone—its ideologies and inventions—which eradicates autonomous civilizations wherever it spreads, which has upset the ecological balance of the planet, which now threatens the very existence of life itself.
Most white people don’t hate their race as much as Susan did, though many do seem oddly sanguine about the prospect of being gradually replaced by a seething, roiling, multiplying mass of ‘diversity’. These white people, invariably liberals, appear to believe that as long as someone is living in Europe, what does it matter who it is? Black, brown, yellow, red or white, who cares about such things other than white supremacists? Besides, we are all immigrants if we go back far enough, all of us came from Africa and the socially constructed concept of race is based on trivial differences in skin colour.
Of course ‘if we just go back far enough’ then we are all fish. And if all of us are Africans at heart, does this mean that Africans in the Alabama and Mississippi put other Africans to work in their cotton fields two centuries ago? And describing people who, thousands of years ago, blazed a trail into the frozen wastelands of the north as ‘immigrants’ is like describing Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony as a ‘little ditty’. Still, I guess it serves the progressive liberals’ purpose of obfuscation.
Whites seem peculiarly nonchalant about handing their lands over to others in a way that Tibetans and native Greenlanders aren’t. I’ve never heard anyone from either group say it hardly matters to them who lives in Llasa and Nuuk: Tibetans or Han Chinese, Eskimos or Danes, it’s all the same. So does this make Tibetans and Eskimos far-right nationalistic narrow-minded bigoted racists? If so, then I’m one too.
In 1950 white people accounted for 28% of the world population. By 2060 it is estimated that it will be below 10%. By the end of this century, 4 billion of the world’s 11 billion people will be Africans. Say what you like but a world heavily populated by blacks and Muslims will look very different to a world full of Europeans and east Asians. What happens out there in the world is of less interest to me than what happens in Europe, especially Britain, and as long as Africans and Muslims agree to stay in their ancestral countries then they can do what they like as far as I’m concerned.
Being replaced by a more advanced civilisation, like the Romans muscling in on the Celts, is one thing, but being replaced by more primitive cultures is quite another. The immigrants coming to Europe are more likely to put the clock back a couple of centuries than move us forward. Their horrible cultural practices: rap music, drugs, knife crime, superstition, misogyny, child grooming, religious enthralment and much much more, are precisely what one would expect from populations with low average IQs.
So I don’t care if some parts of the world, like poor old Zimbabwe and South Africa, revert to primitivism but please don’t let that happen here.