[ExI] enough time has passed...

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 23 14:51:22 UTC 2022

Will, I suggest reading or re-reading The Selfish Gene, in which Dawkins
explains altruism.  We do have it.  You are apparently a cynic who doesn't
care for others and are projecting your feelings to me, the group, and
humanity entirely.  I hope I am wrong and you are just feeling testy.
bill w

On Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 7:08 PM Will Steinberg via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 6:35 PM Stathis Papaioannou via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, 23 Jan 2022 at 10:19, William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
>> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>>> Well, tell us, oh great gurus:  with the hindsight we have, just what
>>> should have been done re the virus?  What should not have been done
>>> (omitting the obvious mandates)?  bill w
>> My dispute is with those who say that EVEN IF measures such as mandated
>> mask-wearing and vaccines would stop the pandemic or at least save many
>> lives, they should not be implemented, because fuck other people.
> It would save a whole lot more lives to ban cigarettes and addictive foods
> full of sugar and massive amounts of sodium, fat, and carbs.  Or alcohol.
> Or stopping pharmaceutical companies from selling opioids that caused the
> epidemic which is the #1 killer of young people in the USA. Or, idk, make
> everyone wear a helmet when they are driving.  You act like you don't have
> your own personal line on autonomy vs. safety.  We all do.  It's a value
> judgment, and you're acting like it's objective.  Why not do those other
> things?  People pretend they give a shit about others, but they actually
> don't, otherwise they would have said something about any one of those
> issues earlier.  Really, they are just full of fear for themselves, and
> they're pissed off that life was put on hold, and they need someone to
> blame it on.  It NEVER had to do with helping others.  It had to do with
> helping themselves, and blind obeisance to nebulous authority figures
> (again, fear: because when you grow up, you gain the fear that nobody knows
> what the fuck is going on, and you desperately want some authority to just
> tell you everything is going to be ok like your mothers used to.)
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