Re: The Spike, nanotech, and a future scenario

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Tue, 7 Oct 1997 14:03:15 -0700 (PDT)

> Those disbelievers! They refuse to worship _The Only True God, The God
> of Free Marketship_ [TM]. How dare they? How can anyone refuse to live
> in a barbarian wild west society, where it's "eat or be eaten"? ...
> [Much elided]
> How can anyone dare to speak against the words of the prophets with the
> holy names "Smith" and "Friedman"?
> The answer: By thinking.
> Erik Moeller

At the risk of beating the greasy spot on the ground where the dead
horse used to be, show me some (thinking, that is). All I've seen from
the left is emotional rants and sarcastic attacks like the above with
no substance. Show me some numbers. Show me someone who even
understands how to measure a result, or even cares about results instead
of motives. I /have/ seen intelligent socialists; I am amazed by their
skill at ducking the real issues, straining at gnats, swallowing camels.
They are a joy to watch sometimes. But I have yet to see one who is
as skilled at seeing reality as ey is at evading it.

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