Re: Extropy through federal funding

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Mon Jan 29 2001 - 15:10:48 MST

Brian D Williams wrote:
> From: Michael Lorrey <>
> >Now that Pres. Bush has announced his 'faith based' charity
> >initiative, is anyone interested in applying for block grants to
> >teach entrepreneurship, positive thinking, high tech skills, and
> >genetic engineering based health care to underprivileged people?
> Well, as my buddy's wife would say "This is just a big bowl of
> wrong". I think this probably violates the idea of separation of
> church and state.
> If they want to increase donations to charities, they could create
> the appropriate tax deduction incentives to accomplish this. We
> don't need any double agenda nonsense.

Ah, but if some progressively extropic group participated, its a win win
situation either way it plays out: either you get the funds and succeed
in producing more extropic-minded folk, or you get refused or exposed
for applying so the bias is exposed and legally actional claims can be
made, plus more people hear about Extropy in the news. ExI is, in fact,
dedicated to educating the world about extropy, so this is totally in
line with ExI's goals, it would solve our funding problems handsomely,
and its taking advantage of the Leninist saying, only in this case the
government will be selling us the rope we'll hang it with.

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