Re: some U.S. observations and notes

From: Kai Becker (
Date: Sat Dec 15 2001 - 18:44:30 MST

Am Samstag, 15. Dezember 2001 15:05 schrieb J. R. Molloy:
> > Now, to get on-topic, what would be the appropriate action to perform a
> > likewise change of the extreme fundamentalist meme system (Taliban as
> > well as Ashcroft...) into a liberal, more extropian? Certainly not
> > bombs on tents.
> "Certainly"? In light of the fact that you have failed to provide any
> better alternatives, I don't think it's at all certain.

Well, I claim that the clause "'bombs on tents' will not change the extreme
fundamentalist meme system of the Taliban or Ashcroft into a liberal, more
extropian [meme system]" is true for all tents, Taliban and Ashcroft
entities we can find.

And this clause holds, unless you can prove it wrong - i.e. find an
appropriate bomb, a tent, apply the bomb to the tent and show us the
resulting Taliban or Ashcroft with a new, liberal, extropian meme system.
No, bombing the Taliban (or the Ashcroft entity) into pieces is not a valid
proof since we can not verify the meme system of the corpse. Insufficient
technology still, you know. (I personally believe a corpse doesn't have
active memes, but I may be biased).

The trick is that I don't _have_ to provide better alternatives to call
"boms on tents" the wrong way to achieve the goal (simply because it
doesn't). That is why I asked for alternatives myself, by the way.


== Kai M. Becker == == Bremen, Germany ==
"Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced"

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