Re: Anti-Capitalism

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Thu Apr 19 2001 - 07:28:17 MDT

Neal Blaikie wrote:
> Lee Corbin wrote:
> > As a point of historical curiousity, I would like to
> > know from any of the people who have been on this
> > list continuously for more than five years, when
> > did anti-capitalists become a significant presence?
> > It's a fact that early extropians tended very much
> > towards libertarianism, no? When I was on the list
> > in 1996, anti-capitalists were non-existant, so far
> > as I saw.
> You see anti-capitalists as a significant presence? Hmmm. How are you
> defining this? As someone who has only been on the list for about four
> months, I would say libertarianism is way dominant here, sometimes to
> the point of being intolerant of dissenting viewpoints. Since critical
> thinking is an important principle of extropianism, this has always
> seemed odd to me.

Critical thinking demands that your mind not be so open that it falls
out completely.

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