In a message dated Tue, 23 May 2000 3:25:17 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Brian Manning Delaney <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
>> Speaking of which, I would think the U.S.
>> presidential election choice would be a
>> difficult one for an Extropian. On the one hand,
>> you have the obvious ZOG-type problems with Gore,
>> but on the other hand, you have, with Bush, not
>> just the potential for expanded police powers (which
>> doesn't bother me too much), but also the
>> possibility of severe restrictions in stem cell
>> research -- and not just the federal funding
> The choice is not difficult at all if you don't fall
> for the idiotic and dangerous idea that you
> have to vote for someone
> with a chance of winning.
The choice is indeed very difficult, if you don't fall for the
idiotic and dangerous idea that voting for someone with no
chance of winning achieves anything positive.
Ready to have a discussion yet?
But seriously: a bit of bad faith on my part, I suppose, since I
post here mostly to fish for those rare pro-tech, yet also
pro-philosophy individuals who lurk on these lists (in order to
get invited to their private lists).
Apologies. My bad. (Always interested in discussing important
matters with people who want to do more than exchange insults,
Still, I think that, under the (quite obviously non-idiotic,
though possibly wrong) assumption that one should vote for Gore
or Bush, the choice would be difficult for an Extropian: "ZOG
Oh boy, a futuristic, nazi mailing list.
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