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ziq OP wrote (edited )

The essay that equates not going into space with racist homophobia is one of my fave things ever ever.

Edit: and the number of times they crap on nihilism - this could be a drinking game.

Edit2: space pirates!!

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F_x wrote

I'm too lazy to read it all, which page can I read that racist homophobia equating not going into space?

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ziq OP wrote (edited )

This is the voice of heartless nihilism, a hopelessness in humanity,and where does it lead us? The decree stymies us from understanding our environment, from even attempting to understand, because in trying to understand something, through own own growth and exploration, we destroy it. Like imperial colonizers bringing smallpoxwiping out entire indigenous populations, we run the risk of bringing destruction with us into space. It does make sense to advocate not exploring, then. Best to stay on our own planet.

And yet, who else advocates for people to stop this whole moving around thing? Those in favor of militarized borders, who oppose immigration, miscegenation, and gay stuff. Go back to where you came from. You destroyed your own country, so now you have to come to ours to the do same? You don’t belong here. Speak English. Act like a girl. Boy. This is America.

My open-border politics believe in movement, and that extends beyond our planet. space.

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