Re: Guys, take it easy on Sam. She IS an Extropian.

From: Alex F. Bokov (
Date: Sun Oct 28 2001 - 00:34:23 MDT


> technical question or even over politics, but this issue is not something abstract,
> it involves my survival and I take it personally.

I know the feeling. You know, Samantha's trying to criticize the US
government and that's just fine, a popular pastime around here, in
fact. A goodly portion the list probably wouldn't mind getting rid of
the bureaucrats altogether (by nonviolent means and after this crisis
has passed, naturally).

The reason Samantha is eliciting so many angry and pained reactions is
that she can't seem to do this without also seeming to defend the

It's the difference between saying "Germany got treated unfairly and
with unnecessary harshness after WWI" and saying "Germany's behavior
during WWII was justified by how it was treated after WWI".

Yes, yes, I know I've just invoked Godwin's law. I guess this thread
is dead then, huh? Perhaps that's for the best, I doubt anybody going
to change their minds about anything at this point.

- --
* I believe that the majority of the world's Muslims are good, *
* honorable people. If you are a Muslim and want to reassure me and *
* others that you are part of this good, honorable majority, all *
* you need to say are nine simple words: "I OPPOSE the Wahhabi cult *
* and its Jihad." *

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