[extropy-chat] Who's Who? and What's What? (was Meta: List quality)

Olga Bourlin fauxever at sprynet.com
Sun Apr 10 05:03:24 UTC 2005

From: "Mike Lorrey" <mlorrey at yahoo.com>

To: "Zero Powers" <zero.powers at gmail.com>; "ExI chat list" <extropy-

>> I don't know, maybe I shouldn't even have jumped into this fray.  But
>> I've always had quite a low tolerance for would-be censors and
>> cry-babies who would impose their own personal standards on others,
>> rather than arrange their lives so that they can subject themselves
>> to their own standards without stepping on the freedoms of others.
>> Sheesh.
> I agree entirely. Nobody has an inherent right to not be offended. The
> amount of socialism going on in transhumanist circles these days
> offends me daily but I don't demand that all be tested for libertarian
> purity ...

Someday, Mike, if you are so inclined, please explain how (and if) you 
distinguish differences between socialism (a term you throw around a lot 
here), lower-case-l-iberalism, upper-case-L-iberalism, communism, leftism, 
and other similar ilk-i-isms (and without going to the dictionary - just off 
the top of your head).

And what would you propose to do with the bulk of humanity that may never 
hear of - or not cotton to - libertarianism?

Hey, look, it's Saturday night.  Some people drink.  I prefer to kill off 
some of my neurons this way ...


and purged from the list. If I don't want to be offended, but
> remain on the list, I need to set up filters to either filter out posts
> with offensive keywords, or filter out offensive posters. By doing so,
> I would need to accept the fact that doing this stands as much chance
> of degrading my list experience as improving it, as it will likely lead
> to my only hearing parts of conversations and winding up making
> inappropriate posts that are either out of context or deal with settled
> issues.
> Mike Lorrey
> Vice-Chair, 2nd District, Libertarian Party of NH
> "Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
> It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
>                                      -William Pitt (1759-1806)
> Blog: http://intlib.blogspot.com
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