From: Jacques Du Pasquier (
Date: Fri Sep 28 2001 - 07:48:48 MDT

Pat Fallon wrote :

...that the US are Evil, and that it is all Their Fault, and I recalled
the first chapters of Kaczynski's essay (it is not an argument, I
know, sorry).

As to intervening in the rest of the globe or not, the US may have
done it in exaggeration in the past, but won't they now be FORCED to
do it more and more, as the dangers grow with the destructiveness of
the available weapons ? They need to avoid at any cost that a
malevolent (sorry Pat, to be such Manicheist) power develops out of
control. Poor Iraq, for example, is presently trying to build atomic

I think this is pretty much an extropian topic, as one of the problems
with the extropian plan is to know whether we will live to see it
happening / make it happen. For the large view of it, again, I think
of Drexler's "Engines of creation" (part three).

Do you agree with such necessity in the long run ? Do you connect the
present situation to this necessity, or think that we speak of
different time scales ? Do you think that the present attitude of the
US is ahead or behind of such necessity ?

I realize that, specially for an American, it may be difficult to
speak out on this, as no one wants to seem arrogant. On the other
hand, if there is some urgency, shouldn't we openly face these things ?


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