The powers that be have a great attraction to Death.
Whether it wields Death as the ultimate threat, glorifies it as martyrdom, exhorts us to submit to it as Fate, the powers that be have turned Death into an ideology — The Death Ideology — which permeates our society and dominates our days.
What is The Death Ideology?
It is the ideology which makes Disease, Old Age and Death acceptable, even desirable. It is the official but unspoken ideology of The Death Society. Its function is to make Disease, Old Age and Death — the ultimate oppression — acceptable, “natural,” “God-given”.
It perverts changeable biology into ontological essence.
It is so crucial to make us swallow Death because once Death is acceptable, all the other lesser deaths — all the other unnecessary social, economic, political evils — become acceptable.
If The Death Ideology can persuade us that Death is a natural part of life, then we can accept Heart Disease, Cancer, Stroke, low life expectancy, high infant mortality, layoffs, downsizings, lack of health insurance, no retirement security, unemployment, underemployment, deforestation, stagnant or low wages, poverty, injustice, sexism, racism, gross inequality, malnutrition, AIDS, corruption, repression, Global Warming, and biodiversity destruction as unavoidable parts of life.
Excerpt from Cure Disease, Old Age & Death: The ImmorTalist Manifesto by Elixxir. Hardcover edition. page 105.
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