Re: Public Relations

Michael Lorrey (
Mon, 05 Jan 1998 20:41:35 -0500 wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Jan 1998, Brian Atkins wrote:
> > I think it might be nice to have an Extropian organization that
> > would perform functions similiar to the ACLU. i.e. fighting
> > things that we think need to be fought. It could double as
> > a lobbying organization.
> >
> > I see posts on this list all the time about how various
> > governments pass stupid laws and otherwise trample on things
> > that we like or want- why not try and fund our own organization
> > for stopping these problems?
> This is an intriguing idea. I wonder if the priorities of this
> organization would be conspicuously different from others that already
> exist. Is there an as yet unoccupied niche for a specifically extropian
> form of political activism? I'd love to see what it would look like.

An organization that is protechnology but not pro-monopolist, pro-space
but not anti-environment, pro-individual rights (ALL of them, not just
the ones groups like the ACLU and others pick and choose from) but not
pro-supremacist, probusiness, but not pro-mercantilist.

			Michael Lorrey
------------------------------------------------------------	Inventor of the Lorrey Drive
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