What is the Extropian answer to war? (was: Raisin Bombers over Afghanistan)

From: Hubert Mania (mania@welfen-netz.com)
Date: Wed Sep 26 2001 - 08:31:52 MDT

Jonas Oberg wrote:

> I must say that the the terror attacks agains the US are very tragic and I
> was appalled. However, I don't see that this list should be a discussion
> forum for it, since it's not the aim of this list to discuss such current
> affairs.

Hi Jonas,

generally I do agree with you. But most of the posters feel concerned about
terrorism, and I thought it might be a good idea to add a few words
from the perspective of a *non-American*. The raisin bombers option may
sound a bit ridiculous, but in these terror times a humanitary action like
food for Afghanistan might transform feelings of revenge and retaliation in
American minds, or at least it could be a war transgressing fundamentally
humanist action.

Without a basic humanist viewpoint concerning war, I think you cannot switch
to some truly transhuman statements about retaliation and war. It's okay to
label such feelings of revenge as mammalian or reptilian behaviour, but
nevertheless it still sets fire to neuronal circuits of 21st century humans.

By the way, what IS the extropian answer to war?

greetings from


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