Re: USA Political System - Hoax?

From: ExI Office (
Date: Fri Feb 04 2000 - 14:38:03 MST

At 12:50 PM 2/4/00 -0800, you wrote:
>At 6:10 AM -0700 2/4/2000, upgrade wrote:
> >1. Suppose the "USA political system" (so-called) is a hoax
> >- -- early Extropian Max T. O'Connor wrote an article DEEP
> >which was published in Extropy #5, Winter/1990 -- see
> ><>.
> Quite an interesting piece! I hope others took a look at it. The
> style, thought processes and references even seem kind of familiar. Is
> it possible that "early Extropian" Max T O'Connor may later have changed
> his name and is now known as.....?

Yes, as all long-timers know, I changed my surname ten years ago (right
about the time that piece was published), since I had no cultural
connection to Ireland (haven't even been there), disliked the connotations
it raised for me (religious warfare, economic and technological
backwardness--recently having changed drastically for the better), and I
wanted a name that reflected my values.

For the record.

Oh, and I should say that (like any piece of my earlier writing), I squirm
a bit to read it now, as I would do it differently and better.


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