From: Damien Broderick (d.broderick@english.unimelb.edu.au)
Date: Mon Jul 10 2000 - 21:30:32 MDT

At 04:39 PM 10/07/00 +0200, "scerir" <scerir@libero.it> wrote:

>The writer there was saying that the extropian individualism seems to be
>very strong, provocative, reacting to the political (etc.) constraints.
>We use political terms in a way which is strictly dependent on the political
>story of our country

No, I'm fairly sure this is just a case where you have used the wrong
English translation (the *very wrong* English word when applied to
extropians). `Reactionary' has nothing to do with reacting against a
constraint. It means (according to my Oxford dictionary):

`tending to oppose change or seeking to return to former system'

A British example would some crusty old dogmatic Tory defending monarchy
and ruling class privileges.

Damien Broderick

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