Re: More Green Party (was SOC: Radical Anti-Genengineering)

From: zeb haradon (
Date: Wed Jun 28 2000 - 00:12:33 MDT

>From: "altamira" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: More Green Party (was SOC: Radical Anti-Genengineering)
>Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 22:56:57 -0500
>zeb, I think your concern that other parties might adopt Green Party
>provisions is well-founded. I hate to say this, because I love my home, but
>I think the time may be coming pretty soon when the only sensible thing to
>do is to leave the US. The big question is where to go.

Space, I hope. That's one of the main reasons I support space exploration,
because it opens up a frontier, and you can leave. People who are in favor
of GPUSA (green party usa) type policies - I make this as a statistical and
not absolute claim - would not have the intelligence or psychological drive
to expand into a frontier. This is what would make it safe there.
Barring that - I don't know.
Antarctica maybe? I actually really wanted to go to Antarctica as a kid, and
had plans in my head of how to live there. There's a book called "the last
frontiers on earth", which is pretty bad, but has some info on living in
antarctica, as well as on floating antarctic ice bergs, which seems pretty
cool I think, but would be very dangerous (I'm scared to live in CA because
of the earth quakes).

>There was a little
>discussion of this a few days ago. I think I'll do some heavy duty
>on the question. It's possible that such considerations as existing
>facilities should have a relatively low priority, since that's a deficiency
>that can be corrected. If the US moves towards many of the Green Party
>provisions, I guarantee there won't be decent medical care here.

I'm sure you're familiar with the clinton proposals for a national health
care plan.

>I have a
>friend who got pneumonia when she was in Moscow and had to go into a
>hospital there. In this large city, they were still using medical
>techniques that were common in the US at the beginning of the 20th century.
>That's the kind of progress we have to look forward to here if this country
>follows Nader's inspiration.
>Oh yeah, everyone in the US better learn how to grow their own food, too.
>Green Party plans to kill agriculture along with industry.

If they ever reach 10% in the polls, start hoarding.

Zeb Haradon (
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