Re: regarding the YINYANG post on extropians

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Thu Jul 26 2001 - 14:02:40 MDT

Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> Mike Lorrey wrote,
> > Just so, and good points Harvey. The number one reason why Extropy even
> > exists is because most people support to one degree or another the idea
> > that freedom means having the right to be as silly as you please.
> Just as religion has the "Problem with Evil", I believe scientists have the
> "Problem with Idiots". How can we make decisions or influence people who
> don't even understand what we are talking about? How can we choose the best
> course of action when most people are scared to try anything new? I would
> love to jump on the bandwagon to wipe out false religions and incorrect
> thinking. But we can't even agree in this forum on everything. There is no
> way that a nation-wide or world-wide consensus will ever come up with the
> options I want.

No doubt. Time to create a new consensus. Secession, dissolution,
balkanization are the way to go.

Personally, I think that since the reactionaries are going to look at us
like mad evil scientists of the type typical of a Bond movie, we ought
to at least get as organized as SMERSH, SPECTRE, etc.... Every evil mad
scientist needs a few equally evil mad angel investors (or does this
make them demons???) that don't rely on public disclosures or SEC
filings for their ventures. Enforcement of contracts is always done in a
very personal manner.... mwahahahaha...

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