Re: Why life is unfair for so many...

From: Olga Bourlin (
Date: Sun Feb 03 2002 - 21:49:43 MST

From: "Damien Raphael" <>
> On Sun, Feb 03, 2002 at 05:47:25PM -0900, John Grigg wrote:
> > So I can fully understand how some people are worth billions due to a
> > combination of hard work, education, brilliance, and political
> > connections, while another person is poor through a combination of not

> And George W. Bush's money comes from what brilliance and hard work?

Tee hee. If George W. isn't THE biggest prime-time example #1 Affirmative
Action Baby, then I don't know what is.

> > What DOES bother me is that people(in both the first and third world)
> > can work hard to provide for themselves and their families, and yet
> > still not have enough for adequate nutrition, shelter medical care,
> > and education. ... I think one reason for the transhumanist desire for
>> singularity, is to see every human being well cared for.
> And the left says "why wait for a Singularity? We can care for people
> _now_."

> You want a Singularity? Wotcha waiting for? Sure, there's more work to
> be done. But if you want to reduce pain and fight the unfairness of the
> universe, there's plenty of slack to start now.

Exactly. (Yipes, another keen Damien on this list!)


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