Re: Extropian Party Platform

E. Shaun Russell (
Tue, 12 Oct 1999 07:12:20

Fred Moulton wrote:

>I would expect to see a beer chugging team sponsored by the Temperance
>Union at about the same time as I would expect to see a political party
>sponsored by the Extropy Institute.

I agree. Philosophies and manifestos which are developed into a political framework have a history of compromising their initial values. For a politic to have any public weight at all, it must either mirror the feelings of a significant portion of the population, or adapt its core values to those needs. Given the fact that Extropy has existed for 12+ years (longer conceptually) and currently has well under 1000 members, its support as a politic would be negligible.

As I have said for years, the immersion of extropian values into mass culture must be done very carefully --at this stage of extropic development, all it takes are a few boisterous "kooks" to hinder the public perception of our philosophy.

E. Shaun Russell	Extropian, Musician, ExI Member	 <KINETICIZE *YOUR* POTENTIAL>

"The reason I'm involved with to end the carnage."
				      -Robert Bradbury, Extro-4