[ExI] Happy 2020, and welcome to the magic twenties

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 4 16:50:03 UTC 2020

In every single government on earth, it seems the style if to get in office
and stay there, regardless of what happens to the economy or anything
else.  The leaders should resign if their society is going downhill and
give someone else a chance.  Our leaders are no better.  Public opinion of
Congress is at an all-time low.  Do they care.  No.

As Dogbert said to Dilbert, when Dilbert asked "Do you want my opinion?"
"What are the odds of that?"

bill w

On Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 10:03 AM Bill Hibbard via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> > Progressive, libertarian (as in "Social Libertarian" rather than the
> > economic type. (I know that's a problematic word for americans)),
> > pro-rationality, anti-superstition, curious, optimistic, tolerant,
> > supportive of individual freedom of choice, happy.
> >
> > vs.
> >
> > Conservative, controlling, pro-superstition, anti-rationality,
> > unquestioning, pessimistic, intolerant, dismissive of individual freedom
> > of choice, angry.
> "If only it were so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere
>   insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to
>   separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line
>   dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.
>   And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?"
>      - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
> Compassion is the root of the progressive desire to
> make society more equitable and just. But so often
> that leads to a lack of compassion towards people
> who are seen as barriers to equity and justice. As
> in Solzhenitsyn's Russia, China, etc.
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