From: "E. Shaun Russell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>Fred Moulton wrote:
>>I would expect to see a beer chugging team sponsored by the
>>Temperance Union at about the same time as I would expect to see
>>a political party sponsored by the Extropy Institute.
>I agree. Philosophies and manifestos which are developed into a
>political framework have a history of compromising their initial
>values. For a politic to have any public weight at all, it must
>either mirror the feelings of a significant portion of the
>population, or adapt its core values to those needs. Given the
>fact that Extropy has existed for 12+ years (longer conceptually)
>and currently has well under 1000 members, its support as a
>politic would be negligible.
>As I have said for years, the immersion of extropian values into
>mass culture must be done very carefully --at this stage of
>extropic development, all it takes are a few boisterous "kooks" to
>hinder the public perception of our philosophy.
Nobody panic, if you had read the instructions carefully ;) you would realize this is a conceptual exercise. (think tank)
But there is a point. Are any of the cast of characters currently running for the top slot in the corporation even remotely interesting to you?
Didn't think so....
Thanks for the input....
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