[ExI] riots again

PJ Manney pjmanney at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 04:02:56 UTC 2012

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 3:12 PM, F. C. Moulton <moulton at moulton.com> wrote:
> PJ, thanks for elevating the level of discourse.

Fred, I don't think it did any good...  Hell, I didn't even get a
response, except from you.  Thank you.  At least I know I'm not dead.

Seriously, the political trolling on this list is why I relegate it to
my Gmail trash automatically.  I dumpster dive a couple of times a
week to see if anything is worth responding to.  Sadly, when the
trolls are out, little is.  Maybe my tolerance is low because my
testosterone is lower than most of yours.  I don't need to lock horns
or beat my chest to feel good about myself.

I understand that society entails politics and changes in society
involve politics.  But as we all should know, our little futurist
world skews to the margins: the social democrats and the libertarians.
 Or as you like to call each other, the socialists and the fascists.
;-)  But no matter how you argue, you can't change people's politics.
It's the water they swim in, the glasses they see the world through,
insert your own trite cliché here.  Life experience can shift it, but
arguing can't.  But again -- you all know this.  Or at least that
understanding should come preinstalled with your knowledge of
neuropsychology before you comment on this list.  And if you don't
know it, please study up.  Your ignorance is tiring us out.

So why does Extropy Chat continue to have these fights?  Some of our
nimblest minds are relegated to flinging dung.  (Although Anders
rarely flings anything but diamonds...)  You already drove away Damien
and several others.  Do you want to alienate the rest?  I only hang on
for the occasional tasty tidbit.  But I'm starving, man...

So please: stop feeding the trolls and lets give each other something
to work with.  Like the latest research in anything Extropian.  Or
flights of "what if" fancy, like the old days.  Or robots!  Everyone
loves robots...  ;-P <that is sarcasm, but I do love robots>


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