Re: Lorrey and 'USA in decline' idea

Philos Anthropy (
Thu, 18 Dec 1997 08:30:29 -0600

Amen. I agree that "prudence is the better part of valor" and one should
prepare for such possible problems.

Michael Lorrey wrote:

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> Philos Anthropy wrote:
> >
> > Though a little more DoomsDay-ish than I usually get into, I do agree
> > with many/most of your premises and anayses. Some small modicum of
> > positive change is occurring re: reduced deficits and such which I hope
> > will increase. Though I'm not a survivalist, I do understand how they
> > feel. I'm watching things carefully and considering investing my money
> > in gold, a Swiss bank account or something to that effect and maybe
> > finding another place to live if things get bad. The unfortunate thing
> > is that there may be no place to go. I like those who are actively
> > trying to construct such a place such as in the Atlantis Project
> > ( and the Millennial Project
> > ( I try to remain optimistic and
> > plan/effect a better (not worse) future. What else can I realistically
> > do?
> I also think that in the end, there will be some form of new freedom
> paradigm, but it wont be an easy or painless road to get there, and that
> the dynamism of technology will be at the heart of it all.
> I don't count myself among those cheering on an armageddon/downfall, but
> I do expect that the liklihood of such an occurence to be high enough
> that my failing to prepare at all would be simple stupid negligence.
> THis is also why I speak out for individual rights as much as I do.
> Given a loud enough message, governments do respond. The more we
> publicly oppose continued repression in calm, measured, reasoning ways,
> the later will be the day that darkness is likely to fall, and therefore
> maximizes the time available to develop a technological out. THose that
> simply accept further impingement on their rights for security's sake
> will have only themselves to blame when they find themselves having
> neither safety, nor liberty. For evil to succeed, it only requires that
> good men do nothing.
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> Michael Lorrey
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