Re: A Challenge To All Extropians

ChuckKuecker (
Sat, 2 May 1998 19:14:04 -0500 (CDT)

At 11:44 5/2/98 -0700, you wrote:
>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.

One reason I continue to vote against incumbents and for Libertarians in as
many cases as possible. There is no hope in changing the system from
without, we need to get our people inside to weed out the rot.

>>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)?

I can see a continuing need for personal servants: butlers, valets, maids,
etc. Perhaps with a bit of training we could rehabilitate the bureaucrats...

Chuck Kuecker