Re: LUDD: "The left is to blame for scaremongering"

From: Neal Blaikie (
Date: Sun Mar 25 2001 - 23:23:08 MST

That's interesting. All but one of the religious people I know are far-right
conservatives, and are very anti- any tech that seems to conflict with their
religious beliefs and/or won't put money in their own pockets (this often
over-rides the religious concerns). Most of the liberals I know are
agnostic/atheist and capitalist, with varying attitudes on various tech
issues. I haven't met a liberal in years that would honestly call him- or
herself a socialist (except maybe sarcastically), and Marx is pretty tired
stuff, especially for those of us who went through college in the 70s or
80s. Yawn. I guess it all depends on who you know and where you live . . .


"J. R. Molloy" wrote:

> I dunno... all the religious people I know are liberals, and all the
> conservative people I know are capitalists. Nobody talks about socialism
> anymore, so perhaps "the left" is just a euphemism for socialism. Maybe
> socialists don't like biotech because it conflicts with Marxist dogma
> about limited supply and resources.
> I mean, if these crazy capitalists can actually produce the cornucopia of
> wealth and health that biotech promises, that would effectively put all
> the socialists out of work.

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