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

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Tue Jan 01 2002 - 19:48:49 MST

Natasha Vita-More wrote:
> 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.

The problem, in part, is the need and perceived need for a ratchet for stable patterns of quality
(high value). A retreat to commitment during times of stress is an understandable safety mechanism.

But yes, getting hung up on President X or his policies because he's dreamy, or even the lesser of
two evils, is to stare at the pretty blinking traffic lights rather than cross the street.

 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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