[ExI] How Corporate Media distorts Hawaiian Protests

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Sat Aug 31 14:56:08 UTC 2019

On Sat, Aug 31, 2019 at 9:07 AM SR Ballard via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

>> Not if you count those who vent their anger against me.
> *> No. If you feel that way, then please prove it.*

I need only to point at the very post I'm responding to right now.

*> They don’t seem very violent to me.*

For the first time in over 50 years the entire observatory was shut down
and shut down for an entire month, do you think they did that for no
reason? The astronomers shut everything down because they were intimidated
by violence and the threat of violence and because they knew the police
would not protect them from barbarians despite what the law says.

*> You accuse people who dislike the term barbarian to be dangerously
> flirting with newspeak. That’s not the case. “a person from an alien land,
> culture, or group believed to be inferior, uncivilized, or violent *

Then my usage of the word "barbarians" was entirely correct because the
criminals who destroyed the Thirty Meter Telescope and prevented new
knowledge from entering the world were certainly uncivilized and violent
and morally inferior to people who did not want the Thirty Meter Telescope
destroyed and craved new knowledge.

And I note that this is yet another post that is all about me. Despite your
earlier claim to be more angry at the protestors than with me this much
longer post goes on and on about my moral and intellectual failings but
contains not one word of criticism for the thugs who destroyed the Thirty
Meter Telescope, in fact you say good things about them "They don’t seem
very violent to me" and "They are part of a civilization" and " they don’t
seem to be personally rude" and "I haven’t heard any crass jokes".

As for me, there is nothing good to say about me.

John K Clark
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