Re: Heston Speech

From: Steve Nichols (
Date: Thu Feb 22 2001 - 08:48:01 MST

Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 22:38:34 -0800
From: "Technotranscendence" <>
Subject: Re: Heston Speech

>You got that right. However, the particular hodge podge here is the result
>of a certain package-dealing typical in the United States. American
>conservatives like Heston tend to have a particular mix of positions --
>tenable, others not -- that are peculiar to American culture. Their
>official rivals, American Liberals (welfare statist for those in other
>countries, as "liberal" here means someone who is for ever more
>tend to hold an opposing mix and neither side looks for a dialectical
>resolution of these differences.

>Nor do they try to rationally reconstruct their views. Instead, both tend
>to just refine stuff that will support their prejudices and slug it out
>the other side, as if, to paraphrase Camille Paglia, 2300 years of Western
>Civilization only gave us two options in everything. Round and round we

Are there no "third way" politics in the USA, like Canada's PM and Tony
Blair in the UK?

I tend to look down on political theory ... and prefer to judge issues on
a case-by-case, situationalist (posthuman aesthetic) way.

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