Re: Are Extropians Libertarian? (was RE: Learn to shoot)

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Sun Oct 29 2000 - 15:39:25 MST

Jason Joel Thompson wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Harvey Newstrom" <>
> > It may not be official policy, but in the beginning Extropians were
> > generally represented and talked about as being Libertarians. There are
> > hundreds of articles and references on the web that still refer to
> > Extropians as Libertarians. These can be found with any search engine
> such
> > as <>.
> And further, if Extropians -aren't- Libertarians, how exactly are they
> different from Transhumans in general?

Ah, well, there are anarchists in general, as well as just individualists, and
small 'l' libertarians (as opposed to LP big L Libertarians). Transhumans in
general tend to not mind ideas of collective domination of the individual in
one or more areas for one or more reasons. A Borg is a transhuman, but not an
extropic transhuman. Get it?

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