Re: META: Off-Topic Discussions (Flight 800)

Ian Goddard (
Fri, 26 Feb 1999 17:57:55 -0500

At 02:20 AM 2/26/99 -0500, Doug Bailey wrote:

>I believe I'm fairly good at discerning patterns from what might otherwise
>appear to be completely unrelated concepts or topics. However, I am
>experience complete failure when I attempt to identify how the discussion
>of Flight 800 minuitae relates to transhumanist or extropian thought. Until
>someone enlightens me on such a relationship, I'm all for moving the
>discussion to private email, alt.conspiracy, or some other forum.
>With all due respect to those currently engaged in the discussion, I've
>been very impressed with the objectivity and rationality of conspiracy-
>types and I'm concerned about the impression that new subscribers
>and potential subscribers perusing the archives might get when they
>see that type of subject matter on the list.

IAN: Questioning the FBI and CIA is widely regarded as insane, particularly when such questioning is denounced by the FBI and CIA.

One can but hope to instill a respect for open and rational analysis of government claims, but this is so unpopular even among libertarians that it proves futile, even to the point that educated libertarians will argue against the laws physics in favor of CIA-funded cartoons.

The power of authoritarian memetics is awesome!

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