Re: Anders response to "Politics of Transhumanism"

Date: Thu Jan 17 2002 - 12:34:37 MST

Lee wrote, quoting Forrest Bishop:
> >> Scholarly consensus enables supreme control of the general will
> >> in preparing for submission to the shared aspirations of a
> >> participatory global security landscape. Facilitation of
> >> cooperation rests on a solid foundation of collective strength
> >> under the generous, charismatic leadership of esteemed public
> >> policy savants in order to actualize the infrastructure of a
> >> global governance regime.
> Is that paragraph really something said by a thinking human
> being? It reads like computer-generated prose fed by a database
> of old issues of /Social Text/ or something. If this is typical
> of the output of a certain organization, I see no reason to
> take that organization seriously.

I'm pretty sure that Forrest was writing satirically, perhaps aided by
a post-modern jargon generator. He was making fun of J. Hughes' article
by exagerrating its use of academic jargon and political correctness.

"The holistic mixmaster of catagorical imperative"? I really doubt
that he meant this seriously.


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