Re: The Politics of Transhumanism

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Sun Jan 06 2002 - 17:46:01 MST

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> I suggest in the strongest possible terms that the phrase "neo-Nazi" be
> removed from the *abstract* of this paper. As presented in the abstract,
> it sounds as if there's a large organized movement somewhere that is an
> accepted part of contemporary transhumanism, as opposed to a lone idiot
> who tried to join a webring that shut down and reincorporated with a new
> charter rather than accept him as a member. Please remember that any
> intimation of a possible link with Nazism is a horrendous accusation, and
> anyone who just reads the abstract of your paper is likely to come away
> remembering only that transhumanism has something to do with Nazism.

Don't you recognise who he is talking about? Anyone who thinks his
'vision' of a "sexy, democratic future" run by his social democratic
(i.e. bolshevik) ideology is a dumb idea is 'obviously' part of the
alleged 'neo-nazi wing' of transhumanism.

Before you can send anyone off to reeducation camps, you have to
properly identify them as members of a 'well documented'
counter-revolutionary cabal.

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