Re: SOC: MSNBC on "Special Terrorists"

From: Doug Jones (
Date: Fri Jun 23 2000 - 19:37:43 MDT

"Michael S. Lorrey" wrote:
> wrote:

> > The animating force behind what is coming to be a recognized new
> > type of terrorism is REACTION: These folks are reacting against
> > technological progress based on a visceral fear and general
> > distaste for the people who are developing the new technologies.
> > It's what Ralph Nader, Pat Buchanan and Jeremy Rifkin all have in
> > common -- and there sure isn't any consistency among that bunch.
> I tend to look at this political evolution as an emergence of a third
> primary axis in the memespace of political geography that is based upon
> technological freedom, where the other two are based on social and
> economic freedom. Based on this, its far easier to make sense of these
> unlikely allies. They all occupy the 'right wing' of that axis, while
> occupying different locations on the other two axes.

Hmmmm, yes they are all meddlers, while most of us here are independent
cusses who just want to mind their own (peaceful) business without
harrassment. My position on most issues can be predicted by "MYOB", as
in the classic story by Eric Frank Russell.

I really am disgusted with Nader/Buchanan/Rifkin- mostly because they
are power-seeking dishonest control freaks, one & all.

Doug Jones
Rocket Plumber, XCOR Aerospace

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