Re: look out! long-haired gun loon!

Wings of the Morning (
Wed, 17 Dec 1997 15:08:33 -0500

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

> > totally unified society, it's not going to work
> > unless we get rid of weapons...
> One more argument in their favor. I can't think of anything
> more frightening than a "unified society". The most valuable
> thing a society has to offer is diversity, and diversity,
> complexity, and competition are very Extropian values. Though
> most people who talk about "unity" probably have no idea what
> they mean, I can't think of any meaning for the word that has
> anything useful.

Heh, I don't mean unified as in all one culture, all one language, etc.,
etc. Of course diversity is one of the most valuable things in this world.
I'm saying a unified body that cares for the survival of the human race on a
whole, no matter what language you speak, where you come from, or what
religion you are. Dig?