R: 'reactionary'

From: scerir (scerir@libero.it)
Date: Wed Jul 12 2000 - 16:10:25 MDT

Michael S. Lorrey wrote
> Eversion is actually merely the democratic process, akin to voting out of
> (i.e. turning the inside out) politicians comfortable in their power. Its
> typical that an area steeped in communist theory would see the democratic
> process as perpetuating oppression and fascism.

Our (italian) democracy is still very chaotic, very polarized.
But the communist-fascist game is over, in my opinion (and I hope so!).
What I call *eversion* is a degeneration of democracy.
A degeneration that (I realize) You, fortunately, do not know.
Another kind of degeneration is the s.c. transformism. About 1/3 of
parliamentarians have changed his party. But that's another story...

> Where the Catholic establishment in EU countries, like many other
> religions sees ideas like 'freedom of religion' to mean that they are free
> force their religion on others, and any restraint on that freedom must be
> fascism. Its a twist, much like how people view freedom of expression not
to mean "I have
> a right to my own opinions", but that "Everyone has a right to my
> This is the typical busybodiness that causes the encroachment of
> power, authoritarianism of any kind that thinks that leaving individuals
> their own devices is a violation of nature.

Yes. But what is interesting (in my opionion) is precisely this:
can extropic themes solve that problem? And how?
That is to say: is extropism (also) a philosophy for a democratic freedom?

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