RE: TERRORISM: Is genocide the logical solution?

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Tue Sep 18 2001 - 07:52:01 MDT

Harvey Newstrom <> <>

Adrian Tymes wrote, > "Robert J. Bradbury" wrote: > > I must only say that I am shocked and amazed. If one cannot voice > > on the extropian list thoughts, ideas and opinions that one has > > for the maximization of the evolution of our society -- then we > > are doomed. We are implicitly stating that ideas exist that are > > not fit for public consumption or that we would prefer the veneer > > of public approval rather than the debate of rigorous, rational > > discussion. > > Frankly, there are ideas that are "not fit for public consumption", > since all known expressions of those ideas to date fail to adequately > communicate their benefits, leaving only their fallacies to be digested > by the public - thus poisioning the public against future positive > expressions of said ideas.

Actually, I think the list has responded well to these shocking suggestions. Sure, everyone seems to be jumping on this idea as "bad". But I haven't seen anybody claim that Robert is himself bad. I haven't seen threats to kill Robert or calls to ban Robert. This hasn't even escalated to the level of flame-wars we see with some other well-known discussions. The fact that this list has responded so calmly and rationally to Robert's ideas was one of the high points this week.

-- Harvey Newstrom <> <>

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