Re: some U.S. observations and notes

From: Olga Bourlin (
Date: Sat Dec 22 2001 - 20:45:44 MST

From: "J. R. Molloy" <>
> From: "Geraint Rees" <>
> > I don't see any similarity between the activities of an organisation
> > seeks to defend civil liberties in the US and a terrorist organisation
> > responsible for thousands of murders.
> The ACLU seeks to advance its socialist agenda while pretending to defend
> civil liberties ...

Socialist agenda? Pretending to defend civil liberties? Do you have proof
to back up such statements?

>From what I've observed, the ACLU has historically protected individuals and
groups it has found odious (Nazi sympathizers, for instance).

Would you, J.R., if you were running things - extend civil liberties to
"socialists" whom you find despicable?


> Useless hypotheses, etc.:
> consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
> analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics,
> uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI,
> non-sensory experience, SETI
> We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces

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