Re: HUMOR: Nation Plunges into Chaos

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Wed Nov 15 2000 - 08:39:17 MST

On Tuesday, November 14, 2000 6:23 PM Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> These are some of the headlines of current articles at the Onion:
> "Nation Plunges into Chaos: Pro-Bush rebels seize power in West, D.C. in
> flames."
> "NBC News reverses earlier reports of Gore's death."
> "Serbia deploys peacekeeping forces to U.S."
> "Bush executes 253 New Mexico Democrats."
> "Communication with Florida cut off."
> "Clinton declares self President for Life."
> It really puts all the complaints into perspective, doesn't it?

No. It does not. I'm _not_ complaining, but this is only parody -- i.e.,
fiction. So, those who are complaining probably have real gripes. Imagined
worse situations often do not impinge on real problems. I mean, if you had
terminal cancer, would reading a story in _The Onion_ make your cancer go
away or put it into perspective?


Daniel Ust

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