[extropy-chat] Sigh!... fi
phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Wed Oct 5 00:03:51 UTC 2005
On Mon, Oct 03, 2005 at 04:56:00PM -0700, Jef Allbright wrote:
> I saw the movie last night, and while I found it very entertaining,
> mainly due to its frequent comedy, my take-home thought was what a
> subtle and effective job it did of planting the anti-improvement
> meme. The message was pervasive, but would slip in under the
> conscious radar of most viewers.
I didn't pick up such a meme at all.
A meme against forcibly making *other* people "better", yeah.
Note the villain is the idealistic gummint.
On the flip side River is an extraordinary partial success. Also a result of
forcible (and painful) improvement, and flawed, but one which suggests
Of course, one is attempted moral improvement, and the other is enhanced
-xx- Damien X-)
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