Re: META: Committee on Un-Extropian Activities

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Sun Jun 25 2000 - 07:13:22 MDT

Carl Bonzer wrote:
> >From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <>
> >Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 01:41:41 -0400
> >Spike Jones wrote:
> > > Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> > >
> > > > We would all be having a lot more fun if someone formed a
> > > > Committee on Un-Extropian Activities that would ruthlessly mock every
> > > > post that didn't have something useful to say.
> > >
> > > WOW is this our own gentle Eliezer that wrote this? Hand over
> > > the ransom note, where have you stashed him? {8-] spike
> >
> >I've thought this for a while, of course I probably shouldn't be on the
> >committee, since I tend to prefer to shoot first and swear the carcass
> >in later...
> That's obvious from your heavy handed, doltish response to Brian.

I tolerated a whole lot of shit from that twerp, and was quite patient.
There comes a point where you have to give someone advice to either shut
up or ship out after they've made such a royal ass of themselves and
they are not smart enough to leave the party. Brian has demonstrated
such a lack of intelligence.

> >to quote one of Jim Halperin's characters: "Some people just
> >need killin'"...
> You are a sick, stupid, frightening bastard.

And you, sir, are a hypersensitive, supercilious, unhumorous git.

> Now we have evidence not just of cultism, but DANGEROUS cultism.

Hardly. I need no cult or any support from others to tell when someone
is being a moron, a smeghead, an idiot, or otherwise a general lout, and
I don't shy away from telling people when they are acting that way.

> I'm outta here.
> -Carl
> P.S. Don't you people realize that the ai's in charge of reviving you will
> be looking at this list's archives? Unlike people like you, Mike, the ai's
> will be smart enough to follow the logic of people like Brian without
> running out of thought space before the end of the logical chain gets fed in
> (I picture symbols going into your head as others get squeezed out the other
> side), and will regard you as far less worthy of reviving than Brian

Frankly, I doubt it. They'll see how he equates opinions against
circumcision with anti-semitism and walk away laughing, saying "Well, if
we do wake this one, we'll definitely have to do some rewiring, we
certainly can't allow such illogical people to just wander the streets,
they might hurt themselves."

They may think I'm dangerous, but relative to their own standards, I
won't be much different from anyone else from our age, and anyways,
there is always a need for dangerous people in any age. If they want to
send me off exploring distant space, thats fine with me, I have little
intention of living in a society of lotus eating pacifistic socialists,
if thats the sort of society you think will evolve in the future.
Frankly I don't think such a society will.

> (of
> course, you may well have killed Brian before freezing yourself - please
> don't; pretty please? and me neither! I'm just stickin' up for someone who's
> been treatedly *really* stupidly).

Act stupidly and you will get treated as one treats an idiot. Brian has
NOT acted at all intelligently on the list, his careless and
inconsiderate tendency to insult and attack anyone who disagreed with
him, then claim no hard feelings is just the tip of the iceberg.

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