Re: doing our bit

Hagbard Celine (
Thu, 24 Jul 1997 22:42:12 -0400

Anton Sherwood wrote:
> AMG challenged his critics to say what they've done
> to advance the human condition.

Dear Abraham Moses Genen:

At this point, I have become quite interested in what you do. I
generally consider much of my work product to be, at the very least,
imperfect. You, on the other hand, seem to have a high opinion of your
work product, evidenced by such statements as the following:

> During my service to the US Congress I was involved in drafting and/or
> analyzing several thousand pieces of legislation that effected and
> (hopefully) helped to advance the cause of social evolution.

I would probably not say something like this, and thus, it causes me to
raise an eyebrow. If the human condition needs such serious advancing,
how can you ever be happy with a few scant bits of legislation?

In the same post you also said:

> I could name more than a few pieces of legislation I helped to formulate
> but it would be quite meaningless in the overall context of our continuing
> social evolution.

But you were so proud of them just a second before you wrote this. I'm
genuinely puzzled. Are you trying to be inscrutable?

Here's my question to you:

In your estimation, what is the current state of the human condition?
And in what specific direction, that is, to what specific goal do you
see your work in the legislature advancing it?

Boat Drinks,


P.S. What do other list members think characterizes the current human