Re: More war stuff

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Fri Nov 23 2001 - 14:45:59 MST wrote:
> I haven't disagreed with anything you have stated, in the previous post, Mr.
> Pope. Also, I Do wish to pull out the rug from under the Wahabbi's,
> especially for financing all these Universities in the Islamic world, with
> their anti-American propaganda. And yes, the Baathist socialists were modeled
> after the national socialists in 1930's Germany. I have hated the Ayatollah's
> and their Islamist cohorts to crumble.

Does it occur to you that "pulling the rug from under" anyone's
financed universities that teach anything you do not approve us
is not any of your business? Would it not be better to show
ever more clearly that the US has the best and most workable
system as widely as possible and thus undercut any
"anti-American propaganda"? Generally, anyone who wants to
finance their own establishments, especially in foreight
countries, can teach whatever they want - right, wrong or

> I want to force America to conserve, I want alternatives to Persian Gulf oil,
> I want clean energy, especially for transportation. But, it will take enough
> pain, apparently, to encourage the market to make this move. Perhaps another
> few thousand Americans dead, from another attack will do this, perhaps not?

Conservation is probably not a viable answer but I certainly
agree that we need to stop depending on oil for primary energy
as quickly as possible.

I hope we can do it on a much more positive spin than fear of
more thousands of Americans dead though.
> In the meanwhile, for the purposes of this list, I would say that the views
> of those who "understand" (read: sympathize) with attackers of 9-11, will
> only make Extropian philosophy appear to be an outside fringe group.

Understanding, not condoning, is required if you actually want
to skillfully change a situation. Not understanding is truly
non-extropian if we need to cast labels about. I do not care so
much for others opinions as for doing that which I believe is
required to improve the situation.

- samantha

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