Further, since modernity's one-dimensional disclosure of entities virtually denies them any "being" at all, the loss of humanity's openness for being is already occurring. Modernity's background mood is horror in the face of nihilism, which is consistent with the aim of providing material "happiness" for everyone by reducing nature to pure energy . The unleashing of vast quantities of
energy in nuclear war would be equivalent to modernity's slow-motion destruction of nature : unbounded destruction would equal limitless consumption. If humanity avoided nuclear war only to survive as contented clever animals , Heidegger believed we would exist in a state of ontological damnation: hell on earth, masquerading as material paradise. Deep ecologists might agree that a world of material human comfort purchased at the price of everything wild would not be a world worth living in, for in killing wild nature, people would be as good as dead . But most of them could not agree that the loss of humanity's relation to being would be worse than nuclear omnicide, for it is wrong to suppose that the lives of millions of extinct and unknown species are somehow lessened because they were never "disclosed" by humanity.
anthro – alt – binary Our alternative is to ELIMINATE the human/non human binary Maneesha Deckha is Associate Professor at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law in Victoria, 12/13/ 10 , “It’s time to abandon the idea of ‘human’ rights”, - rights-77234-536.html; hhs-ab While the intersection of race and gender is often acknowledged in understanding the etiology of justificatory narratives for war , the presence of species distinctions and the importance of the subhuman are less appreciated. Yet, the race (and gender) thinking that animates Razack’s argument in normalizing violence for detainees (and others) is also centrally sustained by the subhuman figure . As Charles Patterson notes with respect to multiple forms of exploitation: Throughout the history of our ascent to dominance as the master species , our victimization of animals has served as the model and foundation for our victimization of each other . The study of human history reveals the pattern : first, humans exploit and slaughter animals; then, they treat other people like animals and do the same to them. Patterson emphasizes how the human / animal hierarchy and our ideas about animals and animality
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