At 07:16 AM 18/10/2001, Randy Smith wrote:
>>From: Lee Daniel Crocker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>Anyone who thinks an MD has more of a right to live and work wherever
>>he wants than does a dishwasher or vegetable picker, or that the latter
>>hard-working individual is a burden to society, makes me ashamed to
>>admit that he shares my citizenship. Extropians fight for freedom, and
>>you, Sir, have no right to use that word.
>You make me laugh! How about if someone wants to work for your company,
>and you tell them, "I'm sorry, but you need a *graduate degree* to work
Wow, Randy, you are the master of the ill-fitting analogy.
I shouldn't need to point out that people work in jobs that they want and
are suited to. USA has many openings for cleaners, fruit pickers, MDs,
artists, computer programmers, etc., unlike the imaginary company you
As for your housing analogy, rental accommodation is roughly equivalent to
how immigration currently does work.
Saying that others are brainwashed because they don't subscribe to your
xenophobic beliefs and crying the underdog because your anti-human ideals
inspire disgust doesn't make you right.
I shouldn't have called you a jerk because in a twisted kind of way you see
that as validating your prejudices. But no matter whether I was wrong in
allowing my disgust to be voiced, your views are a big mistake. All
countries that rose to greatness did so as a result of cultural
cross-pollination... and yes, that includes such "worthless" people as
fruit pickers, cleaners, waiters, delivery people, clerks, etc.
To the optimist, the glass is half full.
To the pessimist, the glass is half empty.
To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
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