[ExI] Hank Pellissier speaks out against Zoltan Istvan and his presidential campaign
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Thu Sep 24 15:18:44 UTC 2015
On Wednesday, 23 September 2015, Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com> wrote:
> I never thought the Transhumanist Party had any chance to make a
> difference. Hilary and the big boys play in a much higher league and
> wouldn't even notice Zoltan's endorsement.
> I am a card-carrying transhumanist, but I wouldn't vote for a
> single-issue party, even if some of those issues are dear to my heart.
> The world is big, and complex, and full of important political issues,
> and what I want to hear from politicians are workable strategies to
> deal with the top issues. Life extension is great and good, but it
> can't be considered as a top priority.
I think it would be considered a major priority for any party, even if they
don't call it life extension. Health care for old people is about life
extension and improvement.
> I am all for the gradual introduction of transhumanist themes in
> politics, but I think it's much more realistic to work within the
> system and form transhumanist interest groups in real political
> parties that have a chance to be elected and do something good.
> On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 10:03 AM, John Grigg
> > "Zoltan’s remark to Vox that he wants to quit campaigning and endorse
> > Hillary needs to be reconsidered. Zoltan is representing decades of
> > development of our “ism” - this decision impacts our reputation. My
> > is to not endorse anyone. [FYI - I’m a “Feel the Bern” guy] If the
> > Transhumanist Party endorses anyone, it will please some, but it will
> > alienate many others. Libertarian transhumanists, socialist
> > anarcho-transhumanists etc., their voice is disregarded if Hillary is
> > endorsed. Let’s keep a big tent open to everyone."
> > "Will Zoltan listen?"
> > http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/pellissier20120922
> > John
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