Re: Guys, take it easy on Sam. She IS an Extropian.

From: John Clark (
Date: Mon Oct 29 2001 - 08:15:55 MST

Samantha Atkins <> Wrote:

>I recognize that it hurts like bloody hell to take note of where your notions about
> how good your people and country are

Of course it doesn't hurt at all, in fact many on this list myself included take delight
in lambasting government in general and the USA government in particular.

>I get bored and fed up with the "all religion is bad and your enemy"

Well, its not our fault if she has a short attention span, some people get
bored in calculus class too but that doesn't make what is said any less true.

>or echoes of "we are all light and 'they' are all dark" memes.

I have no embarrassment in saying crashing civilian airliners into skyscrapers
is dark and trying to prevent such things is light, no embarrassment at all.

> I recognize that it is very difficult when angry and worried about the present
>and future especially to see sides of a situation that one would prefer not to see.

This is exactly why people get so angry with her, the insistence that there is a good
side to crashing civilian airliners into skyscrapers and in beating women if they dare
show a naked elbow in public, and sending anthrax in the mail.

>a bit one-sided or slanted from the true situation.

Yep, She's right, you can call me one sided John, I think mass murder is wrong and there
is no other side. I also refuse to look at the good side of somebody trying to kill me.

        John K Clark

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