Re: Tolerance for Dissent on Extropians

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Tue Aug 07 2001 - 13:21:17 MDT

Loree Thomas wrote:
> --- James Rogers <> wrote:
> > From: "Joe Dees" <>
> > >
> > > mailbombing you and your droogies inflicted on
> > this list, and to
> >
> >
> > What the hell are droogies? We've been told
> > repeatedly that this list has
> > an infestation of them, but the dictionary can't
> > find that word.
> It means "pals" with the implication of "partners in
> crime". It's from Authur C. Clark's "A Clockwork
> Orange".

Note that ACO slang, along with Heinlein's use of russian slang in "The
Moon is a Harsh Mistress" was part of a general attempt to get SF
recognised by the leftists who controlled (and generally still do) what
was accepted as "lit'rature" in the 50's & 60's. The actual terms
themselves have been traced further back to use as slang in english
conversation to the Cambridge Commies of the 1930's and their Fellow
Travellers in the rest of Britain and the US, according to Orwell,
Chambers, and the Venona Files.

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