The interview is worth reading because it expresses several underlying assumptions of the political Left.
- The drive to equality. The particular theory is that true equality can only be achieved when the proportions of males to females is changed, presumably because otherwise males are too powerful.
- the use of abortion: because who can object to abortion?
- the arrogance of perverted science: because all the breeding issues have been checked and she has been convinced that nature’s sex ratios are artifacts, arbitrary rules, rather than facts of life, evolved over millions or billions of years.
- the naivety of who shall rule: “Any criteria decided upon as the quintessential grade [who gets to survive] would have to be extensively defined and revised as time goes on, or as science advances and the human species and its needs evolve.” In other words, who decides upon the decision criteria and the decision making classes are assumed away.
- the controlling impulse: “we must remove men from the community and place them in their own specific sections of society, akin to subsidised or state-funded reservations, so they can be redefined. We can make not only men safer, but women as well. By subsidising said reservations through the state we can provide men with activities, healthcare, entertainment, shelter, protection, and everything that one could ever require in life. This will remove conventional inequality from society.” Sort of like getting rid of “kulaks” or “Jews”, only in this case they are being “redefined”.
- The utopian impulse: “Some would argue it would be a dystopian world because it wouldn’t be free in the present conventional sense. However that is misguided. It will be utopian because it will be a world almost without conflict where people cooperate and are treated properly within a well-engineered and long-forged system. If everything is great for almost everyone the point is null. Survival and socio-organic wellbeing are the most important elements in life. Diversity of principles and standards is only necessary in a world of multiple nations, cultures, societies, and religions due to fear of oppression.” Sounds like a Bolshevik in the 1920s. We have seen this movie before. The male sex is the new capitalist class; if we physically control the male sex in luxury breeding camps, then we can eliminate conflict. Nothing I have seen of life persuades me that women do not compete; frequently they just use men to get the killing done (cf: Niall’s Saga).
- the materialist assumption: “The purpose of living is merely to persist and perpetuate our species. If someone is willing to give you all you require to survive and live comfortably, simply because you exist, then you have already achieved all that truly matters.” The communists assumed that too. “Man does not live for bread alone but by spirit and high adventure”.
- the abolition of the family and its replacement by the state: “Children must be provided a proper education, a sex-separated education that will focus on developing real-world skills and capacities for concept building. They will be taught the reality of true equality, production, labour, and will be provided a better understanding of sexuality, science, culture and ethnicity. If children are made wards of the state with assigned caretakers, not only will it be easier to undo the constraints of bigotry and the other archaic beliefs that are passed down from parents to their children, but children can be used to monitor the older generations in regard to the propagation of bigoted and antediluvian values. It is about creating a unified perception.” In other words, a hive mind. North Korea will seem like a model for the future.
- Genetic engineering: “Eventually, we will be able to engineer people to a greater preference for their own sex.” It hardly matters toward what end the engineering is done, it is the totalitarian impulse run wild.
I highly recommend The Open Society and Its Enemies, by Karl Popper, as an antidote to this sort of twaddle. You might also try “The God that Failed”, another set of memoirs of ex-Communists. Listening to to the adolescent tones of the Femitheist, it is as if no one had learned a thing from the gigantic failures of 20th century totalitarianism.