Re: ExI: Announcing Extropy Institute's Transhumanist FAQ version0.7

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Tue Jan 01 2002 - 03:59:47 MST

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> and imposing their will on others. It is not the business of
> a libertarian government to support people who would violate
> the rights of others to do what they want with their own land.

This is probably so, but the problem is to keep a nice aquarium
from becoming fish soup, given the world as it is. Culture wars
of attrition.

Until the immigrants are libertarians, there are potential entropic
problems. There is tension here, perhaps best solved (minimax) with
"You are free to leave, if you can find someone who'll have you."
Borders as diodes.

"Language, borders, culture" is one cry. I think these do matter,
but rather dislike some of the people who mouth the phrase.

 MMB<==butler a t comp - lib . o r g   Wm. Burroughs said it best: "After a shooting 
    spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it."
 I am not here to have an argument. I am here as part of a civilization. And you?

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