[extropy-chat] A Chilling Thought.

Brett Paatsch bpaatsch at bigpond.net.au
Sun May 15 02:29:53 UTC 2005

The Avantguardian wrote:

>    In the emotional wake of my rebutal to the CBC's
> anti-cloning propaganda, I had a chilling thought.
> What if all this opposition from the religious right
> fanned by the rich arch-conservatives against
> transhumanist ideas is just a red-herring? What if the
> rich are just biding their time knowing that the
> technology is nigh upon us and try to illegalize it
> SPECIFICALLY so they can get access to it while the
> proletariat can't? Like Cuban cigars. There will
> always be someplace in the world where it could be
> allowed and or hidden. The rich sure wouldn't have any
> trouble either hearing about or traveling to it. Plus
> medical costs right out of their pocket. Since
> insurance won't pay for it . . . after all it is
> illegal! Am I paranoid or did I show my hand too soon?

Perhaps the best way to rebut this is to encourage you to run with it and 
see how you can develop the scenario.

Why and how would "the rich" bind together as a class?

Brett Paatsch

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