Re: Public Relations (and the Extropian Elite)

Yak Wax (
Sun, 18 Jan 1998 09:27:18 -0800 (PST)

CountZero 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
> >
> Sure people are stupid but that's no excuse for a dictatorship, > >H
is about empowering ourselves it has _nothing_ to do
> with shafting others.

Why not?

> If they miss the boat, that's tough, but it shouldn't concern us
> too much.

And if too many make the boat it's going to be crowded. If
posthumanity is going to be a highly competitive place to live, why
not get a head start? Cull the herd.

> I'm somewhat shocked to hear this sort of sentiment
> expressed on an _enlightened_ list.

I'm not saying I believe this, I don't believe anything, so I'm
throwing ideas around. In the end I want to take the route that will
empower me the most.

--Megalomaniac Wax

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