Re: "...Death is an evil" (Sappho 630 BC)

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Thu Oct 04 2001 - 18:49:09 MDT

> >What we need is a separate, and well-defended nation founded on
> >rational principles and governed in an anarcho-capitalist manner so we
> >can all move there and carry on our work, giving the rest of humanity
> >some time and space to catch up.
> Finally, someone who is prepared to say it aloud! We need an
> "experimental" country based on the Extropian Principles/Transhumanist
> ideals that can be "tweaked" and modified. This would certainly get
> big-time press for these concepts. A working system based on these ideas
> would show the robustness of the philosophy, plus get a good share of
> immigration as it would likely be far less restrictive of its citizenry.

Not only has the idea been said before, but Max gave it a wonderful name:
"Prometheus Shrugged".

> I'd been toying with the idea of writing a constitution for such a nation,
> but I'm just not up to the job. Any takers? :))
> Of course, where would we put it?

The Atlantis project's ( is a fair start. I've
learned a lot since then; for one thing, that such manifestos aren't
nearly as productive as live discourse about current events and
concrete examples.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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