[ExI] I Miss The King of Extropia

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 17 19:16:07 UTC 2016

We need new-style leaders, such as Peter Thiel.  spike

Think of the job of President.  Thankless.  Day to day stress, millions
blaming you for bad air or poor TV programs or something even sillier.
Congress is against you. Wall Street is against you.  Foreign policy a
total mess with unwinnable wars, wars with more than two sides (Syria).

Would anyone like those you mention even want this job?  There's not enough
money for me to take a job like this.  I'd go to an early grave and I think
I'd say the same thing at age 35.  You have to be crazy to want this job.
And simply power hungry.

bill w

On Sun, Jul 17, 2016 at 1:32 PM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 17 July 2016 at 14:54, spike wrote:
> > In a two party system there is cross-over voting, where voters choose the
> > other party’s weakest candidate in the primaries, so that one’s own can
> win.
> > It is clear enough to me that both parties somehow chose their weakest
> > candidate this time.  This example was so extreme, it is still not clear
> > which is worse, but both are deplorable.
> >
> > The real problem the US faces and other nations as well is that we have
> > old-style leadership.  We had no one running who demonstrates they have
> any
> > clue about technology and the important fundamental changes it brings,
> the
> > new threats and opportunities.
> >
> > We need new-style leaders, such as Peter Thiel.  Pete isn’t eligible to
> run
> > for president, having been born in Germany, but he is an example of the
> kind
> > of person we need running for high office, not an endless stream of
> > sleazeball lawyers.  Perhaps Thiel will accept an office in the cabinet
> as a
> > science and technology advisor or something.
> >
> Apparently Peter Thiel will be speaking at the Republican convention
> in support of Trump.
> Presumably he has reasons to prefer Trump to Clinton.
> BillK
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