Re: Public Relations (and the Extropian Elite)

Technotranscendence (
Fri, 16 Jan 1998 21:34:08 -0500 (EST)

At 10:15 AM 1/16/98 -0800, Yak Wax <> wrote:
>I've been thinking about this "Extropian Party" idea, and I think we
>should take a few things into account:
>1. People are stupid
>2. People are stupid
>3. People are stupid

Let me guess... And you are not a people?

>So taking these three points into account I have formulated the
>following plan for an Extropian Party:
>1. Rather than the usual Libertarian "everyone should be free"
>nonsense, I propose - "We should be free. You should do as we say."
>2. Forget Democracy, Totalitarianism is the only route a modern party
>should take.
>3. Don't shy away from coercion - you're free (remember?) you can do
>as you please.
>4. We're not here to "make a better world" we're here to "make a
>better self." Anyone who isn't a member is simply media fodder - use
>em and abuse em.
>5. Our campaign should be one of lying, cheating and media propaganda
>- in an election you can't stoop too low.
>At this point many of you may think I'm joking - I'm not. So I'd
>better explain myself:
>By creating a system where everyone's free I can't guarantee that
>everything will go my way, there's bound to be some post-democracy
>fallout of people who don't know what to do, so they'll carry on the
>way they were. Added to that are the people who are just inherently
>stupid. So what we want is a Totalitarian society that rewards the
>intellectual (democracy tries to make everyone equal - big mistake!)
>and ignores anyone against it. And before the knee-jerk "you're
>Hitler" mails come my way, Hitler (just like the majority of leaders)
>was trying to make a better world, I'm simply trying to make the world
>better for myself (a far more admirable goal.)

In creating a total state, you create a machine in which those who
just want power can take over. The Joe Stalins and Idi Amins can
then move in, clean out the Extropians and other transhumanists,
take over the machine and use it just to expand their power.

And there are a lot of people out there who just want power. Are
you sure only your boys/girls/hermaphrodites will be the ones
holding the reins?

I've a better plan, uplift octopodes and everything else, do all other
kinds of research underground and create new technologies that
the government can't control -- from new forms of money to new
ways to communicate. Present faits accompli so that all the rest
of humanity can do is live with it.

This way, the effort you would've wasted on building the super
state will be better used on making the stuff you need to
ascend to posthumanity.

A'bas l'etat!

Daniel Ust