Re: What is to be done?

The Low Golden Willow (
Mon, 24 Mar 1997 20:56:35 -0800 (PST)

On Mar 24, 10:26pm, Gregory Houston wrote:

} I fail to see how avoiding political debate or discussion is respectful
} to this listserv. Personally I would be interested in (1.) why you find

Because it is a policy of the list that "the basics are not up for
discussion". If libertarian politics are an extropian basic, then its
value is not up to discussion. This isn't avoiding criticism; it is a
dedication of the list to discussion *given certain values*,
specifically techno-transhumanism and libertarianism.

At least that's what I believe the state of affairs to be, and I presume
it is what the Squirrel* believes affairs to be. If we are wrong Max
More or Tom Morrow can say so.

*Given that the un-libertarian Squirrel calls himself the (First)
Extropian Squirrel, presumably that transrodent does not believe
libertarianism actually is basic to extropianism. There is no
contradiction: the Squirrel may view this list as an overly restrictive
forum for discussing extropy, but the only such forum there is.

Merry part,
-xx- Damien R. Sullivan X-) <*>

"Not with our god it isn't. Remember, we haven't even been on speaking
terms for the last twenty thousand years or so."