kneecapping ( was: Re: Cryonics propaganda...)

Damien Broderick (
Sun, 06 Jun 1999 11:48:49 +0000

"Michael S. Lorrey" wrote:

>> What you'd rather be tazered by a mean drunk without response than to
shoot the bastards
>> kneecaps off?

and dwayne replied:

>Hell yeah! What, you would? You'd blow somebody's kneecaps off if they
>tasered you? Wow, what a monster.


>Wow, I'm still boggled by your "shoot the kneecaps off" comment.

Somehow this exchanges neatly sums up a difference I detect between *some* American extropians and *many* of the rest of us from other apparently similar countries such as Oz (and maybe Sweden). Granted that Mikey's remark is rhetorical overkill, still it's the kind of trigger-finger fantasy (I hope!) that frightens and depresses people raised in slightly different cultures.

(I'm still boggled, too.)

Damien Broderick