Voluntary HUMAN EXTINCTION !

United States
August 12, 2007 1:18pm CST
Is this an idea whose time has come? To save the earth, just have all people quit having children until humans are extinct? There will really is a group pushing this agenda. Here is their url. http://www.vhemt.org/ Good idea or not? Crazy or not?
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
12 Aug 07
Well, I chose to not have kids, but I'd never dream of telling anyone else to not have kids - well, I might recommend it if I knew the person wanting them had a genetic anamoly that might be passed on - like I chose because of my severe allergies & migraines. I got allergies from both sides of the family & migraines from my dad. My brother with the fewest allergies had a child & she's allergic to nearly everything in the air - at least she's not got the food allergies I have. So, I do think 6 BILLION is too many people, and I've done my part to not add to the number - I do think there might be a need for some people to stop at a reasonable number - 3-4 is not unreasonable - 17 probably is.
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• United States
12 Aug 07
Perhaps, the purpose of this group is to give its founder a job. As you point out, there are plenty of reasons to not have kids. Lot's of people are coming to that conclusion. But, if can sell memberships, T-shirts, novelties, and collect dues, maybe such a group is a good idea.
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• United States
12 Aug 07
I've been part of the movement for almost three years and intend to have a tubal some time in the coming months, insurance allowing. I think humanity has more or less proven to be a wash-out. We should let the planet heal and give another species a chance to do better.
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• United States
12 Aug 07
So, do you guys have meetings? What do you do at them? Does it cost money to join? Are you kicked out if you have children? It's just hard to imagine a group like this existing. Have you all not considered that in all the advanced societies on earth the population is naturally declining without any encouragement? People are naturally selfish enough to not want to decrease their standard of living by having to provide for children that serve no practical purpose and are only a liability.
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• Canada
12 Aug 07
And on top of that, the levels of pollution in the so called better countries has actually caused the fertility rates to decline rapidly.
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• United States
12 Aug 07
"The levels of pollution in the so called better countries has actually caused the fertility rates to decline rapidly." Thanks, for the comment. I had not thought of that. I believe it is very much a contributing factor. It could all be a part of mother earth's plan to fight back and save herself!
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• United States
12 Aug 07
Okay, they are crazy. I just don't see how someone can tell another person that they aren't allowed to have more or any children. That is like telling someone they have to get a hystorectomy (sp?).
• United States
12 Aug 07
Well, I think they are harmless "crazy". As long as they keep the word "voluntary" in their name and mean it, they won't be forcing anyone to do anything.
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@dgarcia (50)
• United States
21 Aug 07
i think that is crazy
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• United States
22 Aug 07
Concise accurate response. Thank-you.
@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
14 Aug 07
Well I looked at some of the questions they are raising and they are good questions. However, the idea of voluntary human extinction is kind of funny and I don't know who takes it seriously. Imagine the earth with no humans. Who would admire the natural beauty of the world? Or would the earth be colonized by people from outer space? Just kidding. I have never seen an alien, although when I look at the congestion in shopping malls on a weekday afternoon I have the sneaking suspicion that all these people must be aliens visiting us or else nobody works anymore during the day.
• United States
14 Aug 07
Much science fiction has been written that the earth is populated by aliens. That's right, us! Many science fiction writers have suggested humans come from outer space. Who am I to say they are wrong? Yeah, the whole voluntary extinction thing is kind of funny. Not so funny is that if it becomes a wide spread belief of the modern first world countries, then I guess Islam will win for sure.
@katydidmc (210)
• Canada
12 Aug 07
No, it will be just as stupid as any other method people try. However, if those people choose not to have kids, it may be a good idea, since they seem to be part of the idiot factor that arises in any near crisis. You want to stop global warming, and clean up the earth, get rid of your car or truck and learn to ride a bike
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• United States
12 Aug 07
LOL... you make a very good point. Everybody would be better off if these kind of folks did not have children. Since, they are volunteers, we do not even have to force them to not have children.
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