Re: Political Compass

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Wed Aug 29 2001 - 11:32:54 MDT

Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> Steve Nichols wrote,
> > As posthuman surely we must remain aloof & above the human-era
> > political mire ... left wing & right wing are limiting and
> > vacuous concepts .... regressive & progressive might be better
> > labels. Shouldn't we do what we can to kill the sterile old-era
> > debates on politics. Might as well consign religion,
> > supernaturalism and racism to the same waste bin whilst
> > we're about it?
> I would hope. But some people on this list seem to be trying to link
> Extropianism to some of these concepts. I never dreamed I would live to see
> this happen.

I've expected it, as anyone who actually thinks that our goals may come
to fruition. To expect that the world would be unpolitical about our
goals is to be pollyannish to an extreme, and to expect us to refuse to
respond reflects a similar level of moral weakness.

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