[extropy-chat] Politics: Extropian party

David Lubkin extropy at unreasonable.com
Sat Jul 17 23:24:21 UTC 2004

I think it is extraordinarily unlikely that organized extropians could 
actually accomplish anything through the political avenues suggested so far 
in this thread.

On the other hand, looking at the respectability and successes of the Cato 
Institute, I am hopeful about the ability of a focused group to influence 
from the sidelines through a speaker's bureau, symposia, draft legislation, 
amicus briefs, legislative analysis, op-ed pieces, etc.

However, we have always been a community where wild ideas could be 
explored, where very little was off-limit. Nearly all of us have voiced our 
support for one or more propositions that would be considered kooky, 
dangerous, or abhorrent by the rest of society.

How do we preserve our free-wheeling ways (and strengthen them, for I feel 
they've suffered of late) while increasing our effectiveness in the public 

-- David Lubkin.

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