[ExI] Call To Libertarians

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sat Feb 19 18:20:52 UTC 2011

On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 12:10:25PM -0500, David Lubkin wrote:
> Darren wrote:
>> I understand there are some libertarians in this group.
> It's surreal to read this. I was one of the earliest of subscribers to 
> the original extropian list, twenty or so years ago. I was delighted to  

Does the list go back to 1990, or was there a dialup BBS before? 

It's too bad we cannot read the early archives, but I understand

> join and help build a community that shared so many of my (even then) 
> long-standing interests. One of the ideas was that it was a place where 
> we didn't have to defend or explain the fundamentals. And the dominant 
> sentiment was that anarcho-capitalist libertarianism was one of them.
> I recognize the drift from that here over the years, and the reasons for 
> it, but your posting still feels weird. Like someone saying "I  
> understand there are some Jews in Israel."
> I guess the paleo-extropian label is appropriate; it's easy to feel like 
> a living fossil.

It's nice to be a part of one of the longer-lived Internet communities.

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