Re: Beyond "Libertarian" Thinking (was: RE: Politics, Extropians)

From: Natasha Vita-More (
Date: Tue Jan 01 2002 - 18:57:52 MST

At 02:05 AM 1/2/02 +0800, Chen wrote:

>I tend to disagree with such thinking because they will confine us to only
>one of few viewpoints. Since we pride ourselves on
>progress, we should not fall back onto old thinking even ones that
>appeared relatively recently.
>As someone who believes in "forward thinking" and who perceive the
>historical trend of people proven wrong over and over again
>despite how strongly they hold to their political opinions, I propose that
>we should not only consider what we call "Libertarianism"
>but also other alternatives both known and undiscovered.

Discussions on political parties, agendas and leaders resembles a high
school football team mentality. Discussions on national and global issues,
international affairs, world economics, agriculture, health and welfare,
disease, wars are more substantive when working the problems to discover
solutions is the goal.

>I consider myself an extropian, but not a Libertarian. I don't wish to
>allow such memes to restrict my thinking, neither do I wish
>to allow my proposed systems to restrict my thinking too. I hope the rest
>of you will seriously consider revising your thinking.


Natasha Vita-More

Founder, Transhumanist Arts
Art Director, Digital Design

"I'd rather be inebriated on a classic life than a 1996 classic Merlot."

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