Re: Nostaliga? (based on Back off! I'm gay!)

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sun Oct 01 2000 - 22:21:57 MDT

"Corwyn J. Alambar" wrote:

> The reason this is so important is because quite possibly in the western
> world we have seen a population peak - the "baby boomer" generation may be the
> largest in most western nations, an this could increasingly make nostalgia
> less and less a simple cultural oddity and more and more an actual
> sociopolitical threat to advancement and progress.

Except many millions of us weren't satisfied in "the good old days",
aren't satisfied now and will continue to press for change. Many of us
were bored stiff in the "good old days" and only now does the world
begin to move fast enough and be pliable enough for us to start to be

> Perhaps begin outreach to those approaching retiree age and attempt to get
> extropian and transhumanist memes into their minds before they calcify? Hmmm,
> extropian missionaries sent to places like Arizona and Florida to speak of the
> benefits of extropian thought (lide extension would be a big selling point
> here) the way missionaries of certain Christian sects fan out across Asian,
> African, and South American nations? It's an interesting thought.

Calcify my ass. We boomers are busy trying to get the younger
generations to pick up our memes. Do you know how depressing it is to
watch every single generation have to relearn the same lessons?
Harumph! :-)

- samantha

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