RE: Morality is Relative

From: Lee Corbin (
Date: Mon Aug 27 2001 - 23:37:32 MDT

Loree writes

> --- Lee Corbin <> wrote:
> > Russell Blackford writes
> >
> > > Lee wrote
> > > e.g., adultery, disloyalty, brutality, political
> > > correctness, divisiveness, racism, diversity,
> > > separatism, zenophobia, etc.
> > >
> > > Why is "diversity" on this list? All things being
> > > equal, I *like* diversity.
> >
> > That's funny. Because I was trying to be global in
> > listing a lot of things that people don't like
> I dunno Lee. It looked like a list of things you
> don't like.

I actually possibly owe Russell an apology. I don't clearly
remember which this was of two lists I was *trying* to come
up with.

> Do you like diversity? Is there anything else on the
> list that you like?

No, I don't like diversity at all (except economic diversity).
It leads to group consciousness and divisiveness. Many people
thus just simply can't help but think of themselves as "this
Jew", or "this black woman", or "this gay person", etc. (Soon
due to demographic change, we'll all have a chance at being in
a minority and can be distinguished by our group identity as
well, although some, like Amish and Mormons are ahead of the
game already.)

Well, under some conditions I like separatism and zenophobia,
because in recent centuries they proved adaptive IMO (that's
why they evolved, incidentally). And to mix a whole lot of
threads together, if cryonics fails because America became
too diverse, then I'll have to say that it was the atrophy
of our zenophobia that ended the lives of many people like me.


P.S. Oops. I really hope that I'm right that "on this list
there are no forbidden topics!" P.P.S. If you really want to
go into any of those, please start a different thread, thanks,
or, better yet, find one whose subjectl line is more similar.

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