[ExI] hitchins fans: hitchins on UN free speech proposal

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 14:54:50 UTC 2009

On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 4:46 AM, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/3/6 spike <spike66 at att.net>:
>> Hitchins is about 4.5 minutes in, so you might want to fast forward.
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji-qdC5zYd4
>> When we were talking about those who consider transhumanism a religion, we
>> never dealt with the possibility that if it were so, criticism of
>> transhumanism could become an international crime.

That's funny.  Of course some countries are not like the US where
anything can call itself a religion.

> This is disturbing, but the thing about the United Nations is that for
> the most part governments through their UN delegates behave better
> collectively than they do individually. For example, no country
> actually voted against the UN declaration of human rights in 1948,
> although the Soviet Bloc, South Africa and Saudi Arabia abstained.
> When a country does refuse to sign or ratify something that almost
> every other country does alarms are raised as to that country's
> motives. Of course, making fine-sounding declarations and actually
> following them are two different things.

The US never signed the Moon Treaty because the L5 Society opposed it.


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