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  •  Thank you. I'd like to think I originated (7+ / 0-)

    it but Google says it was used elsewhere earlier.

    I came to it in mulling over what deprivators are actually interested in, if they're not depriving their own kind of rights just to be mean or in revenge for some real or imagined injury.

    It makes sense that people who are into exploiting Mother Nature's resources would see humans as just another natural resource to exploit, as Rumsfeld obviously did when he referred to the troops as fungible.  Also, if people consider humans an exploitable resource, then they want the production of humans to be as abundant as possible, so they can pick and choose which to discard at will.  Which, of course, brings us to the "right to life" agenda.  Humans are to be born so they can be disposed of.  When people choose to become parents, they're less likely to let their progeny be claimed for cannon fodder.
    So, the issue being contested isn't what's chosen, but the act of choosing itself.

    http://www.youtube.com/cyprespond

    by hannah on Sat Mar 19, 2011 at 10:44:38 AM PDT

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    •  I've seen the concept (4+ / 0-)
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      ... discussed elsewhere, don't remember if they used that exact phrase.

      It makes sense that people who are into exploiting Mother Nature's resources would see humans as just another natural resource to exploit

      Yes, it does. As progressives, our goal is to reduce and then eradicate abusive exploitation on both these fronts-- our relations with other humans, and with the natural world.

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