Subject: Re: true abundance?

From: Mihail Faina (
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 13:13:03 MST

Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 20:59:30 -0800
From: Spike Jones <>
Subject: Re: true abundance?

Samantha Atkins wrote:

> And if we bring them to these technologically more advanced levels
> quickly then we are guilty of "cultural imperialism" and have murdered
> their culture and folkways...

Spike Jones wrote:

<One cannot murder the willing. The term would be facilitating their
<cultural suicide. If people are given technology and choose to trash their
<culture and folkways, trading them for *our* culture and folkways, then
<I have nooooo problem with this brand of cultural imperialism. If we
<build it, they will come.

    Just wonder if you can be a bit more specific. Who are the "willing"
people that will "CHOOSE to trash their culture and folkways"? The fact that
you don't have a problem with this "brand of cultural imperialism" is no
more surprise for me than calling a 30 years object an "antique".


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