Re: WTA anti-Transhumanist Views? ( was: RE: Politics of Transhumanism, Singularitarianism and Nazis

From: Randy Smith (
Date: Tue Jan 08 2002 - 14:20:27 MST

>From: "" <>
>To: "" <>
>Subject: WTA anti-Transhumanist Views? ( was: RE: Politics of
>Transhumanism, Singularitarianism and Nazis
>Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002 15:24:44 -0500
>From: Jacques Du Pasquier wrote:
> >I am not sure why the content of this particular article is so
>important, but as I've read it I'll add one comment.<
>Yes, I understand your views.
> >The paper 1) stresses the libertarian aspect of Extropianism in a
>somewhat negative way, 2) introduces WTA as a more open and
>"reasonable" (= liberal democratic) platform, 3) finally presents at
>length fascist versions of transhumanism.<
> >The fascist versions are introduced through an alleged obvious
>conceptual link with Extropianism. I quote from the paper :
> Today, when a social movement emerges such as the Extropians, which
> openly scorns liberal democracy, calls for an ubermenschlich elite
> to free themselves from traditional morality and pursue boundless
> expansion and optimism, and advocates the creation of a new
> humanity through genetic technology and the merging of humans with
> machines, it is *understandable* that critics would associate the
> movement with European fascism. [my emphasis]<
>Yes, this is very negative memetic engineering about transhumanists.

negative? Certainly, yes. But is it correct?

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