PZ Myers and politics
Concerning politics, the atheist PZ Myers has proposed: criminalizing gun manufacture; abolishing the U.S. Senate, or at least reduce it to a purely ceremonial function; and outlawing the Republican Party (see: Atheism and politics).
Concerning his first three political proposals given above, Myers states:
|“||I know it’s all unrealistic, and isn’t going to happen, unless there’s a revolution (which, at the rate we’re going, isn’t entirely unlikely). Basically, I’m suggesting that we correct the failings of the first American revolution, which wasn’t revolutionary enough, change our mindset to make capitalism accountable, and shut down the most extreme propaganda organ. It’s not as radical as it could be — a real socialist would suggest that the people should seize total control of the production of weapons, for instance, but I’ve become less trusting of the will of the people nowadays.||”|
Reaction to Donald Trump being elected in 2016
In January of 2017, the atheist and secular leftist PZ Myers said about Donald Trump's presidential victory:
|“|| This span of time representing the agonizing death of American idealism, decline of liberalism, and collapse into corruption has played out as the background of my life.
That’s depressing. History is not going to remember me, but I managed to live through a terrible period that will be remembered, unpleasantly. It would be nice to go out on a note of optimism, but that’s probably not going to happen.
PZ Myers on abortion
See also: PZ Myers and abortion
The website Evolution News and Views wrote:
|“|| Myers again, on abortion:
'what's at stake is a mere embryo, so it's no big loss if it's flushed and incinerated, and I don't have any illusions about whether this is deciding the fate of a human life -- it's not. There's no person...'
Myers' ugly assertion -- 'it's no big loss if it's flushed and incinerated...[t]here's no person -- demonstrates the New Atheist moral vacuum. New Atheists insist that there is no objective moral law; morality is nothing more than an evolved adaptation, or what each of us decides, ad nauseam. Yet if there is no objective moral law that transcends the individual will to power, then power, not justice nor mercy nor even love for one's own child, governs human conduct. Atheist morality boils down to this: '... because we can'. That has been the moral code of atheism in power for a century.
In 2011, Myers wrote that when he sees dead baby pictures: "I look at them unflinchingly and see meat."
Christian apologist Ken Ammi wrote in response to PZ Myers remarks concerning abortion:
|“|| What a tragic figure, what a deprivation of all that is human and humane, what a sad, sick and depraved soul: what a by product of atheism.
Beautiful, healthy, innocent and defenseless human babies who were brutally murdered in unimaginably brutal and inhuman, inhumane, and subhuman manners are to be likened to rats, mice, dogs, and misc amputated body parts. In his reductionist eyes it is all merely temporarily animated meat.
|“||In 1795 the Marquis de Sade published his La Philosophic dans le boudoir, in which he proposed the use of induced abortion for social reasons and as a means of population control. It is from this time that medical and social acceptance of abortion can be dated, although previously the subject had not been discussed in public in modern times. It is suggested that it was largely due to de Sade's writing that induced abortion received the impetus which resulted in its subsequent spread in western society.||”|
- A few radical proposals by PZ Myer
- A few radical proposals by PZ Myer
- [Stop tolerating the intolerable] by PZ Myers, January 2017