Charlie Stross wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 11, 2000 at 05:03:10PM -0700, john grigg wrote:
> > Just maybe, the man is a patriot and loves his country, warts and all.
> Just what on earth is there to love about _any_ country?
> Patriotism, IMO, is a very anti-extropian sentiment. For the proof of
> the pudding, just go read any history of the first world war (one that
> doesn't focus on the trivial US involvement in that struggle, but goes
> into the broad picture).
300,000 dead and several times that disfigured and disabled is hardly a
trivial involvement, even considering, or especially considering the
short time span we were over there. Hell, the US gov't couldn't tolerate
a war with that many casualties today unless it were on our own soil.
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