[ExI] Democracy in action/was Re: The Death Toll Imbalance in the Mideast War

Dan dan_ust at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 9 17:12:52 UTC 2009

--- On Tue, 6/9/09, Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 4:29 PM,
> Harvey Newstrom <mail at harveynewstrom.com>
> wrote:
>> Unfortunately, it now appears that the American people
>> cannot distinguish mock
>> patriotism from real righteousness.
> In fact, I am more concerned about conceited and
> sanctimonious
> righteousness (which only too often mainly serves much more
> trivial
> interests) than with genuine patriotism.
> If I am not mistaken, most of the times the US found
> themselves at war
> were due to the former, and to those who rode it...

Actually, I think this is a general feature of democratic statism -- not just of the US.  I think it's something Extropians and transhumanists would do well to avoid -- even ones who aren't necessarily libertarian.




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