Re: Fred Reed - The Dave Barry of Racists

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Thu Aug 02 2001 - 18:56:04 MDT

From: "William Kitchen" <>
> If anything, I think that being on the same side of the
> reparations issue only serves to increase the article's
> offensiveness to me. A certain well worn phrase that begins
> "With friends like that,...." comes to mind.

Well, it makes me sad to read that you feel that way, William. The way I see
it, without "friends like that," we'll be taking this preposterous
"reparations" idiocy seriously. Personally, I prefer to be able to laugh at
absurdity, but if the US wants to grant it legitimacy, then transhumanists can
not expect sanity to prevail on their account either.

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, and ego.

     Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
     but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
     (Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)

We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
regressive force now operating in society.

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