Re: Extropian Political Party??

Hagbard Celine (
Tue, 17 Jun 1997 17:07:50 -0400

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jun 1997, Anders Sandberg wrote:
> > Isn't being a political party a tacit acknowledgment that one accepts
> > the current economical-political system?
> No. It's an act of pure subversion, a forking attack.

Only if done with a hint of satire can a political party be subversive
(in the sense that the structure being satired loses credibility.)
However, for a political party to actually subvert anything, it probably
can't work within the structure itself. Change from within, according to
the rules, is not subversion. It's just democracy.

In what way would it be a forking attack?

Hagbard Celine

Not a clerk of the nostalgia of the declining ruling class.