[ExI] Am I the only one freaked out by this? [GOV]

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Thu Jan 26 15:41:24 UTC 2017

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Subject: Re: [ExI] Am I the only one freaked out by this? [GOV]

On 26 January 2017 at 14:28, Mike Dougherty  wrote:
>>... Suppressing discourse on government is a bad precedent.
>>... Maybe we could agree to a subject-line keyword for the sake of a 
> filter for those who wish to opt-out of seeing tagged threads...

>...It is not occasional discussion about government that people are fed up

>...It's the continual moaning and wailing about Trump. It is pointless and
a waste of Exi time...


Ja to all.  There is a strategy I have taken: focus on policy if necessary
but leaving out mention of any particular individual.  I know that can be
hard to do without mentioning the name associated with the office.  How
would one comment on this highly-relevant topic without bringing in


I think it is a marvelous idea and should have been done a long time ago.  I
have theorized (perhaps unrealistically optimistical) that it was done a
long time ago, but I have no evidence (there wouldn't be any (and the
office-holder in question might not be aware either.))

Keep in mind the roots of Extropians: we were the branch of transhumanism
associated with libertarianism.  20 years ago, most of our discussion was
political.  I do not advocate a return to that, only a reminder.  So mark it
if gov, keep it sane, keep it civil, keep it smart, fair game, post away.


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