Re: Herding Extropycats [was Shame on Australia]

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sun Sep 02 2001 - 13:50:50 MDT

Charlie Stross wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 01, 2001 at 10:43:17PM -0700, Tim Maroney wrote:
> >
> > > (On the other hand, the sf community Russell and I have hung
> > > around in for the last 20 or 40 years tend to be the Aussie variety, which
> > > is less given to `fanboy libertarianism'.)
> >
> > Glad to hear it's mostly an American problem, or more properly, a USA
> > problem. It's not exactly a small problem in the USA SF community, though.
> You don't get it in British SF fandom, either. (Libertarianism isn't
> any big deal over here; IIRC Ayn Rand never got published in the UK.

I had no idea that the UK was that backwards or practiced so
much censorship of ideas. Never published one of the most
powerful novelist/philosophers of the 20th century (regardless
of what you think of her opinions)? That is unbelievable.

> I think that's only part of the picture. The real question is *why* are
> the technology buffs more right-wing? Is this some sort of political
> inheritance from the Technocrat party of the 1920's and 1930's? (Weird
> people, BTW!)

I am a technology buff. But I obstinately refuse to be simply
pigeonholed or labeled by "wings". I am neither right wing nor
left wing but an entire blessed bird!

- samantha

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