E. Shaun Russell (
Mon, 2 Dec 1996 07:34:46 -0800 (PST)

On 01/12/96, Chris Hind wrote:

>Using this we can find the points of power across the planet and plan a
>media attack strategy. Spread the memes as far as possible!

For Christ's sake Chris! Did you not read my "Paradise In A
Paradox" post? Any kind of 'attack' be it through media or brainwashing
is still an attack. If we are to carry out the meme spreading in the way
that (it seems) you intend, we'll either have people totally exposed to
extropy, or minions --I don't think we want that now do we? It's like
throwing a Bible in someone's face and saying "if you don't read this,
you'll be struck dead by God." I prefer libertarianism over a dictatorship
domination, thank you. Don't take this as a flame --it's not-- but it looks
more like brainwashing if you do it this way. Your post has undertones of
"youd better conform to *our* ways because *we* are right". No. Extropy is
not God, and entropy is not the Devil. Extropy is no religion, and should
not be viewed as one. Take my "Paradise In A Paradox" out of the trash if
you want to see my views and possible solutions.

Ingredi Externus!

-E. Shaun Russell

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