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I got involved in a discussion about human populations and use of resources a couple of years ago on another non-political forum, and a search led me to this link:


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Q: What is the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement?
VHEMT (pronounced vehement) is a movement not an organization. It's a movement advanced by people who care about life on planet Earth. We're not just a bunch of misanthropes and anti-social, Malthusian misfits, taking morbid delight whenever disaster strikes humans. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Voluntary human extinction is the humanitarian alternative to human disasters.
We don't carry on about how the human race has shown itself to be a greedy, amoral parasite on the once-healthy face of this planet. That type of negativity offers no solution to the inexorable horrors which human activity is causing.
Rather, The Movement presents an encouraging alternative to the callous exploitation and wholesale destruction of Earth's ecology.
As VHEMT Volunteers know, the hopeful alternative to the extinction of millions of species of plants and animals is the voluntary extinction of one species: Homo sapiens... us.
Each time another one of us decides to not add another one of us to the burgeoning billions already squatting on this ravaged planet, another ray of hope shines through the gloom.
When every human chooses to stop breeding, Earth's biosphere will be allowed to return to its former glory, and all remaining creatures will be free to live, die, evolve (if they believe in evolution), and will perhaps pass away, as so many of Nature's "experiments" have done throughout the eons.

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I must admit that I had never heard of this "movement", but I do not find it surprising. There is a sizeable number of people who view humans as parasites of the earth, and they are just as extreme as those who view humans as the only inhabitants who matter. Neither extreme is, imo, a sensible or intelligent point of view to hold.
We do have the problem that medical and scientific technological advances have caused some unforeseen problems with population and the potential for scarcity of resources, and the subject enters some sticky philosophical ground.
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I got involved in a discussion about human populations and use of resources a couple of years ago on another non-political forum, and a search led me to this link:




I must admit that I had never heard of this "movement", but I do not find it surprising. There is a sizeable number of people who view humans as parasites of the earth, and they are just as extreme as those who view humans as the only inhabitants who matter. Neither extreme is, imo, a sensible or intelligent point of view to hold.
We do have the problem that medical and scientific technological advances have caused some unforeseen problems with population and the potential for scarcity of resources, and the subject enters some sticky philosophical ground.
When everyone in this group decides to kill themselves, then they'll have some credibility. Maybe they're sticking around because they feel like they have to get the message out that the human race is e-e-e-e-e-evil and needs to commit racial suicide in order to save the planet. The dumbest thing about these loons is that by thier standards, the first micro-organisms that started pumping O2 into atmosphere are FAR worse than mankind. They changed the enviroment of an entire planet that wasn't hurting anyone, just to conform to their needs. Sounds kinda dumb, doesn't it??? These loons seem to think that the human race is somehow separate from every other species on Earth. It's a form of self-hatred that a lot of econuts like to wallow in. Thier own guilt drives them to self-destruction.
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