Re: Reparations

From: J. R. Molloy (jr@shasta.com)
Date: Mon Aug 13 2001 - 13:28:29 MDT


From: "Mike Lorrey" <mlorrey@datamann.com>
> I'm still agin' it. If there are going to be reparations, then everybody
> has to pay everybody else reparations for all the slaves that everyone
> has in their family trees going back to the dawn of time. Lets each give
> each other a million bucks and be done with it, whereupon we'll all be
> back where we started.

Precisely so, we'll all be back where we started. That's why I support total
universal reparations now. Don't forget that everyone who has been required to
register for Selective Service should sue for reparations for this involuntary
servitude.

> If you punish sons for the sins of the fathers, then there can be
> absolutely no expiration date on redemption for injustice.\

That's right. In addition, there's no reason to limit reparations to humans.
What about reparations for all the horses, oxen, and poultry that have been
enslaved for millennia? (Don't laugh. PETA is probably drawing up the papers.)
What about reparations for all the poor creatures who've been mentally
enslaved by religiosity? Time for the churches (including Reverend "Calypso
Louie" Farrakhand*) to give back some of that ill-gotten loot.


Stay hungry,

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, and ego.

     Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
     but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
     (Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)

We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
regressive force now operating in society.

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