Re: SOC: MSNBC on "Special Terrorists"

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Sat Jun 24 2000 - 14:28:12 MDT

Anders Sandberg wrote:
> "Michael S. Lorrey" <> writes:
> > 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.
> A nice description. Personally I like Postrel's analysis into stasists
> versus dynamists; stasists want control/stasis, while dynamists seek
> freedom/change. One can of course be stasist/dynamist in different
> aspects and in different ways (technocrats are different from
> reactionaries), but often one's views about freedom correlate between
> the views on economics, society and technology. Are there any groups
> that are against economic and social freedom that are for
> technological freedom, for example?


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