Re: A Challenge To All Extropians

J. R. Molloy (
Sat, 2 May 1998 11:44:16 -0700

From: ChuckKuecker <>
>And 98% of these have little or no
accountability to those who elect
>representatives, or anyone other than
their direct supervisor. Just look at
>yesterday's news of IRS agents
harassing politicians..

Right on, Chuck. Lack of accountability
in government constitutes one of the
cornerstones of a strong socialistic
bureaucracy (IOW, a corrupt and
self-serving network of elitist
"scumbags," to borrow a journalistic
term). If politicians who failed to live
up to their own campaign promises could
be sued for breach of promise, maybe
some change in the direction of
improvement might occur.

>Once a bureacracy is in place it is
damned hard to disloge it. Some of these
>critters might survive the death of the
government that spawned them.

Again, right on the money. Even a
has-been horse opera star like Ronald
Reagan could understand that bloated
government continues to rachet up
(escalate) because political ambition
demands it. Congress critters might
survive an extropian singularity on the
order of the actual demise of
government, yes, but how would we deal
with the problem of what to do with
these "less qualified members of
society" (to borrow another phrase)?



"The doctors X-rayed my head and
found nothing."
--Dizzy Dean explaining how he felt
after being hit on the head by a ball in
the 1934 World Series