Changing people (was: Re: look out! long-haired gun loon!)

Michael Butler (
Thu, 18 Dec 1997 17:03:02 -0800 (PST)

On Thu, 18 Dec 1997, Wings of the Morning wrote:
> do with guns. I think if we could change the way people think, there would be
> a lot less reasons for guns to be produced anyways.

I absolutely agree.

But *how* to change the way people think?

To scare them? To lie to them? To tell them guns have demons in them that
make you kill people when you're pissed off in traffic?

Or to tell the whole truth, and get people "evolved" (bad word:
"post-evolved" might be better) to a point where violent acts aren't their
first resort during a bad-hair day?

I favor the latter. That means getting everyone rich and calm, AND not
trying to screw each other. Including not lying to each other.