Re: TERRORISM: Is genocide the logical solution?

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Tue Sep 18 2001 - 02:38:46 MDT

Spike Jones <> writes:

> Knowing Robert as I do, one who has offlisted me personally
> suggesting that I redirect my life from what I am doing to
> helping save starving children, a person I know to be kind
> and generous, I suggest we read his essay in the spirit of
> "A Modest Proposal."
> Perhaps we must admit that on the event horizon of deed so
> horrifying and morally reprehensible as to elude sane analysis,
> our extropic notions and individualistic objectivist theory breaks
> down as completely as do all the other methods of calculus
> of the suffering of humanity. spike

I am not sure I follow your well-crafted words. We need not do
anything reprehensible in order to do what needs be done to end
this terrorism to the degree that it can be ended. It is not in
and of itself morally reprehensible to stop those committing truly
reprehensible acts.

- samantha

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