October 28, 2017

“Downsizing” movie shrinks people to save the planet (and this real life prof approves)

David MenziesMission Specialist

Matt Damon has a new movie coming out in December called Downsizing all about shrinkage.

The film is set in the near-future in which environmentally-conscious scientists have developed a process to permanently shrink humans to just five inches in height thus reducing mankind’s carbon footprint and making us richer as well!

I imagine it will be played for laughs despite the annoying save-the-planet narrative.

Goofy sci-fi flicks aside, at least one academic at New York University pursued the idea of shrinking the human race. Professor Matthew Liao proposed that humans should be genetically engineered to be 15 centimetres shorter to help fight climate change.

Making people shorter and eliminating about one-quarter of our body mass, would reduce our demand for food, water and other resources, then, once we’ve all been downsized, we’d be given injections to make us allergic to meat.

I haven’t seen Downsizing yet, so I don’t know if the movie is going to address the downside of downsizing.

But, if reducing my carbon footprint means surrendering my rightful place at the top of the food chain, becoming a vegan and getting rid of my car, forget it.

I’m remaining a six-foot carnivore with the pedal to the metal.

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commented 2017-11-01 03:06:36 -0400
You worked pretty hard to get a soft lifestyle… You don’t know what hard physical work is you never laboured in your life in any of the four initial wealth creating industries where the money is..

You either worked and support convenience or entertainment… Don’t tell me about Hardwork because you’ve never done it.hard work and you is like oral sex with your man friend.. you hate giving so much that the only oral in your oral is that you are willing to talk about it.
Besides failed academics don’t really make a lot of money in fact they live close or on the poverty line.
commented 2017-10-31 04:41:10 -0400
I just put my two doggies to bed and realized I couldn’t do so if I was five inches tall… No happy doggies, no bed, no snoring together… Bummer…
commented 2017-10-30 14:50:59 -0400
Andrew, why are you dragging the overused “white privilege” argument into this?
commented 2017-10-30 14:37:07 -0400
Andrew how do you equate submitting the paperwork to the date of purchase?
commented 2017-10-30 12:51:54 -0400
“Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt commented 13 hours ago
Andrew, I guess you must be out of the loop. David Menzies has an EV, and, is still waiting for his rebate from the government, it’s well over 6 months since he submitted the paperwork. "

I wonder if he noticed the caveat right on Ontario’s website saying that you have to own it for 12 months before it’s eligible for rebate. So, he has another six months to wait.

I wonder if anybody bothers to check checks whether such complaints are actually meaningful. In this case, they are not.

Leviticus 20:13 commented 12 hours ago
Consider yourself fortunate that your life is so soft and all you need is 1500 cal a day to fuel your daily needs… my world is nothing like that and I can eat 1500 cal a meal three times a day for 12 hours and burn that off no problem but I still have a large frame that I must support because a slight frame doesn’t last long and hard grinding labour. But the monies OK so I guess I could afford the extra $40 on my airfare." Fortunate? No, I worked pretty hard to get that supposedly “soft” lifestyle. I suppose there’s some fortune in having the white privilege that left me in a position to tolerate the opportunity cost of getting here, if you’re really looking for it.
commented 2017-10-30 10:37:42 -0400
Oh Andrew, don’t forget David Suzuki in your letter writing campaign, another “do as I say, not as I do” type!
commented 2017-10-30 10:35:58 -0400
Leonardo DiCaprio should also hear from Andrew, hey, how about Katherine McKenna too!
commented 2017-10-30 01:12:05 -0400
Andrew Stephenson go preach that to Gore or Michael Moore.
commented 2017-10-30 01:10:57 -0400
Well i see the left wing males are starting early by having their testicles shriveled up into nothing.
commented 2017-10-30 00:30:59 -0400
Consider yourself fortunate that your life is so soft and all you need is 1500 cal a day to fuel your daily needs… my world is nothing like that and I can eat 1500 cal a meal three times a day for 12 hours and burn that off no problem but I still have a large frame that I must support because a slight frame doesn’t last long and hard grinding labour. But the monies OK so I guess I could afford the extra $40 on my airfare.
commented 2017-10-30 00:05:45 -0400
Andrew, I guess you must be out of the loop. David Menzies has an EV, and, is still waiting for his rebate from the government, it’s well over 6 months since he submitted the paperwork.
commented 2017-10-29 16:53:28 -0400
It’s an interesting extrapolation of what we already know. I’m pretty small and don’t eat much meat, and 1500kcal/day mostly vegetarian costs me about a hundred bucks a month on food. Being smaller thus nets me very real savings… and reduces our impact on the planet accordingly.

Another example, by my math it also saved Air Canada circa 40 dollars a seat on fuel costs when I flew to Europe recently, over the “average” heavier person. Aircraft fuel usage is directly related to weight. There are very real savings to being lighter, even if we don’t actually get to benefit (apparently it’s discriminatory to charge heavier people more… ) Environmentally, yes, but also economically, and the two go hand in hand. Fuel is expensive, literally money up the chimney.

Captain Land Yacht bitching about gas prices always cracks me up.
commented 2017-10-29 13:42:03 -0400
Shrinkflation is when the chocolate bar price remains the same , but the size of the package is smaller , that happens to a leftard economy after they’ve had the reins a time or two
commented 2017-10-29 03:58:17 -0400
And “Proffesor Matthew Liao”… Be the good boy and shrink your “nutbag” to one fifth its size first eh?… Only fair eh?…
commented 2017-10-29 03:51:09 -0400
And of course it ignores millions of years of natural solar cycle causes for our climate changes…
commented 2017-10-29 03:47:18 -0400
Ok.. So we’re all down to the size of our pet dogs and pussy cats… And who’s running our hospitals or farms?… I sense a strong dose of “death wish” here…
commented 2017-10-29 00:35:21 -0400
I believe that was Thomas Jefferson who was one of the founding fathers of the USA that coined that statement.
commented 2017-10-29 00:33:18 -0400
" The tree of liberty from time to time must be refreshed with the blood of patriots and tyrants alike."
commented 2017-10-28 23:08:42 -0400
Never gonna happen – we’ll be gnawing on globalist skulls to sharpen our teeth before they ever pull off their great “culling”
commented 2017-10-28 23:06:16 -0400
The rats will have a feast
commented 2017-10-28 22:00:24 -0400
People, their lives, wants, passions, will or continuity are moot to socialists/communists/globalists/technocrats ( AKA “Liberals”) – people just get in the way of their utopia – if you want to survive – know them when you see them, disempower them – or they will surly pave the road to their utopia with your and your children’s bodies.
commented 2017-10-28 19:57:37 -0400
As far as ‘shrinking people to save the planet’ is concerned, that’s just the Agenda 21/30 plan to cull most of the planet’s ‘useless eaters’…six of the seven Billion or so. I expect to be included in that group.
It’s all on the public record…it’s already been ‘introduced’ as the ‘language’ of sustainability, across the Western world’s multiple layers of governance. Past tense.
commented 2017-10-28 19:39:49 -0400
This insane crap could only come from a ‘mind’ that’s been ‘shrunk’, or put through the modern day, wringer-brain-washing-machine university system…

Matt Damon is also one of those Hollywood-anti-gun-nut-hypocrites.

Liberalism is a mental disorder…
…and it’s getting seriously offensive!
commented 2017-10-28 19:27:55 -0400
I can see socialist scientists being all for this downsizing. After all, the regressive left have downsized their brains. Proof being Baby Doc.
commented 2017-10-28 14:40:05 -0400
The hypocrisy of the left knows no bounds. AL Gore is famous for his blatant “Do as I say, not as I do” lifestyle. Indeed, documenting Gore’s carbon footprint hypocrisy has become something of a hobby for many. Consider these “inconvenient” headlines:
  • Al Gore uses 7 times more energy to heat mansion pool than average American household uses in a year
  • Al Gore’s home devours 34 times more electricity than average U.S. household
commented 2017-10-28 14:30:13 -0400
- This is what happens when feelings are substituted for facts & indoctrination is substituted for education. Math becomes racist – http://www.nationalreview.com/article/453106/math-racist-university-illinois-professor Quantum physics becomes sexist – https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/32830/ And so on.

- Socialism is all about reengineering humanity. That’s why they view everything as a social construct. These people are seriously messed up but want to experiment on us – in this case physically.
commented 2017-10-28 14:20:33 -0400
The leftist propaganda already has success in downsizing the brains of those who are lapping up their message.
commented 2017-10-28 13:46:59 -0400
That’s what the song “Get ’em out by Friday” by Genesis is about. From the album Foxtrot.
“Get ‘em out by Friday! You don’t get paid till the last one’s well on his way. Get ‘em out by Friday! It’s important that we keep to schedule, there must be no delay.” “I represent a firm of gentlemen who recently purchased this house and all the others in the road, In the interest of humanity we’ve found a better place for you to go, go-woh, go-woh” “Oh no, this I can’t believe, Oh Mary, they’re asking us to leave.” “Get ‘em out by Friday! I’ve told you before, ‘s good many gone if we let them stay. And if it isn’t easy, You can squeeze a little grease and our troubles will soon run away.” “After all this time, they ask us to leave, And I told them we could pay double the rent. I don’t know why it seemed so funny, Seeing as how they’d take more money. The winkler called again, he came here this morning, With four hundred pounds and a photograph of the place he has found. A block of flats with central heating. I think we’re going to find it hard.” “Now we’ve got them! I’ve always said that cash cash cash can do anything well. Work can be rewarding When a flash of intuition is a gift that helps you excel-sell-sell-sell.” “Here we are in Harlow New Town, did you recognise your block across the square, over there, Sadly since last time we spoke, we’ve found we’ve had to raise the rent again, just a bit.” “Oh no, this I can’t believe Oh Mary, and we agreed to leave.” This is an announcement from Genetic Control: “It is my sad duty to inform you of a four foot restriction on humanoid height.” Extract from coversation of Joe Ordinary in Local Puborama “I hear the directors of Genetic Control have been buying all the properties that have recently been sold, taking risks oh so bold. It’s said now that people will be shorter in height, they can fit twice as many in the same building site. (they say it’s alright), Beginning with the tenants of the town of Harlow, in the interest of humanity, they’ve been told they must go, told they must go-go-go-go.” “I think I’ve fixed a new deal A dozen properties – we’ll buy at five and sell at thirty four, Some are still inhabited, It’s time to send the winkler to see them, he’ll have to work some more.” With land in your hand, you’ll be happy on earth Then invest in the Church for your heaven.
commented 2017-10-28 12:40:32 -0400
If everybody else shrunk down to five inches tall, I COULD CONQUER THE WORLD!!! NYA, HA, HA, HA!! (Sinister Laugh).
commented 2017-10-28 11:02:18 -0400
Just another rich actor environmental whacko that I never support. Damon’s documentary on fracking even surpassed the lies of Suzuki on the subject. Boycott Damon !!!