Charlie Stross wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 16, 2001 at 11:15:24AM -0400, Mike Lorrey wrote:
> > > What the hell kind of optimism is it that goes on about "rebuilding the
> > > WTC with the bones of dead religious fanatics"?
> > >
> > > What _I_ want to do is to convert those religious fanatics to extropian
> > > ideals.
> > I'd like to convert psychopathic murdurers into peaceful loving citizens
> > too. How possible do you think it is going to happen while they are
> > killing you?
> You can't -- in the individual level. But in the collective, once you
> get them to stop fighting, you can work wonders. Look at Germany, or
> Japan, and compare with 1945.
Yes, and as I recall, it took carpet bombing and use of nuclear weapons
to get them to stop fighting....
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