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The CCP is the Chinese Communist Party. The PRC is the People's Republic of China. It's almost as if this is a China topic and these acronyms have to do with China.

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WHAT THE HECK DOES THE CCP AND THE PRC MEAN?????????? I SEE IT EVERYWHERE? I THOUGHT THIS WAS A CHINA TOPIC. 

Yeah i find it hard to type 3 letters into google also

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Reading through this forum did this:

 

1) Wasted 30 seconds of my life.

2) Made my eyes bleed.

3) Gave me testicular cancer.

4) Made me re-think thinking.

5) Then appreciate my name.

6) And finally come to the conclusion we need extinction.

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THIRD, THE HUMAN SPECIES MUST BE WIPED OUT ENTIRELY—NOTHING SHORT OF EXTINCTION WILL SUFFICE

 

GAIA LIBERATION FRONT 1994 (“A Modest Proposal,” Winter Solstice, http://www.churchofeuthanasia.org/resources/glf/glfsop.html)

 

1. Our object is not merely the continuation of life on Earth--which is, for all we know, the only life in the universe--but the preservation of the planetary ecosystem (Gaia) with as much of its integrity and variety as can be saved.1

2. The Humans have been usefully compared to a cancer2 or a virus.3 But it seems to us that the must fruitful way of viewing the Humans is as an alien species (which is why we use the definite article and the capital H). The Humans evolved on the Earth, but have become alienated from it. They are conscious of their alienation, drawing a distinction between the Human and the natural, and proud of it.

Like the alien invading species of science fiction, the Humans possess a superior technology (superior, in this case, to any of the defenses that Gaia can throw up against them).

Every species tends to multiply, but while every other species stops multiplying when it overshoots the carrying capacity of its ecosystem, the Humans use their technology to keep raising the planet's carrying capacity for their own species (and a few other species that they exploit),4 at ever higher levels of consumption. They are even able to ward off infectious diseases, which keep every other species from attaining overly high population densities.

3. The planet's carrying capacity for a few species can be raised only at the expense of other species, and, eventually, only at the risk of a general ecological collapse. Cumulatively, the evidence is overwhelming that we are rapidly approaching that stage. For all we know, we may have already passed the point of no return.

The Humans' technological propensities are probably genetic, because their basic technologies--agriculture animal husbandry, metallurgy, writing and mathematics, hierarchy and bureaucracy--have all appeared independently more than once. The Humans come into full view, then, as a hostile alien species, programmed to kill the planet.

4. Because of the uncertainties involved, we can ensure Gaia's survival only through the extinction of the Humans as a species.

Q. But don't you believe in the interconnectedness and inherent worth of everything in nature?

A. Yes, but the Humans have disconnected themselves from everything else in nature, so that principle no longer applies to them. Anyway, there's no way to preserve a species that's programmed to kill the planet. The only question is whether that species can become extinct before it takes the planet with it.

Q. Wouldn't it be enough to reduce the Human population to some optimum level?

A. No, because the first chance it got it would bounce right back. The cancer analogy is useful here: what's the optimum number of cancer cells in a body?

Q. But what if the Humans went back to a paleolithic way of life?

A. You're forgetting that the paleolithic experiment has already been tried, and that about ten thousand years ago it failed. Their technology, after all, is in their genes. The technologies that have appeared in the past could be expected to appear again, and this time their reappearance would be accelerated by any surviving knowledge of formerly existing technologies.

But the appearance of specific technologies is less predictable. In particular, the specific technology that now makes it possible for us to--assuming we still have time--head off this crisis (more on this below) might not be available for dealing with the next one.

Q. Shouldn't we make an exception for tribal peoples, who are living in harmony with nature? (Another version: Shouldn't we make an exception for non-Europeans, who were corrupted by Europeans?)

A. No, because they're all Humans. Remember that those basic technologies were invented independently by Humans of different races, in the new world as well as in the old. And remember that the Humans, Europeans included, were all tribal once. Anyway, there are no Humans left on the planet who are still totally ignorant of those technologies. Sure, some Humans picked up certain technologies from other Humans, but that doesn't matter to the Earth.5 If any Humans are left, they'll start the whole thing over again. Our policy is to take no chances.

That's it. You can be sure that the Humans won't like it. They'd much rather listen to somebody telling them how wonderful they are:

What a piece of work is man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals!

-Hamlet, II, ii

They're not only in denial about what they're doing to the planet, they firmly believe that the death of the planet would be a small price to pay for a few more years of life for their species.

You may even lose a few friends. But somebody has to tell it like it is

 

Reading through this forum did this:

 

1) Wasted 30 seconds of my life.

2) Made my eyes bleed.

3) Gave me testicular cancer.

4) Made me re-think thinking.

5) Then appreciate my name.

6) And finally come to the conclusion we need extinction.

same 

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