[ExI] GOV _ TRUMP
interzone at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 00:40:53 UTC 2017
We'll have to disagree on the Nuremberg analogy. I didn't take his comment
about not respecting the results of the elections seriously beyond him
possibly legally challenging the results. I did not see a coup or civil
war coming out of it. I won't share my personal thoughts on HRC and
whether she should actually be locked up as it won't change either of our
beliefs on the topic.
I do agree with you that once it becomes apparent that the Singularity is
actually happening that radical compromises will be necessary. I don't see
it as being inevitable before the rise of strong (conscious) AI though.
On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 7:31 PM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 5:41 PM, Dylan Distasio <interzone at gmail.com>
>> Hyperbole much on the Nuremberg comment?
> A man running for president whipping a mob into a frenzy chanting "LOCK
> HER UP!" doesn't chill your blood when the "her" in question is his
> political opponent? And a man
> running for president
> who says he will respect the results of the election only if he wins
> doesn't remand you of somebody who lived about 80 years ago?
>> And I still haven't heard a suggestion from you on how to alleviate that
>> wealth gap that doesn't involve forced redistribution (I include taxation
>> under this umbrella since it is conducted at the barrel of a gun).
> I think reducing the wealth gap is impossible without taxation, and
> I agree that taxation is impossible without at least the shadow of a gun,
> and I think that is not compatible with
> classical liberalism dogma
> that I have believed in for
> of my life
> But I am even more certain that
> the ever accelerating wealth gap is not compatible with the continuation
> of civilization. Therefore a choice must be made. I choose
> And I have to say, if we are going to have any hope of surviving the
> Singularity we're going to have to make bigger compromises that that.
> That Singularity will change everything.
> John K Clark
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