Re: TERRORISM: Is genocide the logical solution?

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sun Sep 16 2001 - 21:17:54 MDT

At 01:47 AM 9/17/01 +0200, Anders wrote:

>Robert, this post was evil.

Yes, alas. Robert is not an evil man, far from it, but this was vile.

>This post is going to haunt us all - it is in the archives, it has
>been sent to hundreds of list participants. Be assured that in a
>few years, when the current uproar has settled down, somebody is
>going to drag it out and use it against extropianism in the media.

Yes, be assured of it.

(And now wait for the mandatory bullying outbursts against `political
correctness' and self-censorship.)

>Frankly, I'm both scared and disgusted with much of the
>discussions on this list over the last week. While the emotional
>distress caused by the disaster is quite excusable, I don't think
>some of the behavior caused by it is excusable.

Thank reason for the sane comments by Anders, Ken, Carlos, Harvey and
others deploring this lapse and those like it. The only way I can deal with
this and stay subscribed to the list is to read such outbursts as evidence
of something akin to mentally unhinging post-traumatic stress.

I was appalled by the terrorist atrocities. But I am nearly in despair at
the responses of many people I expected so much better of.

Damien Broderick

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