Re: den Otter's racism pollutes the extropian list

Timothy Bates (
Tue, 01 Jun 1999 16:43:11 +1000

Damien has decided that quoting Lincoln is "sly evil trolling" on the part of den Otter. He is "revolted" (offending quote appended below).

My own reaction in reading den's quote was to remind myself how easily our culture idealizes its icons.

It occurs to me now that the way it gets away with this is through exactly the "censorious holier-than-thou [meddling]" that you are attempting here.


the "evil troll" --
> "What I would most desire would be the separation of
> the white and black races."
> Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, 1894, Vol. 1, page 273.