[extropy-chat] Extropy, Political Viewpoint and the Futureof ExI'sList

Dirk Bruere dirk.bruere at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 20:50:44 UTC 2005

On 10/10/05, nvitamore at austin.rr.com <nvitamore at austin.rr.com> wrote:
> >To clarify my position at least...
> >I see politics as being the medium of interaction between people (or even
> >the higher animals).
> Yes, this is what politics means.
> >Political ideologies are different because they are essentially a sibling
> of
> >religion in that they attempt to provide an all-encompassing worldview
> that
> >explains, predicts and controls (or tries to).
> >By this definition Extropy is a political ideology.
> "a political ideology is a certain ethical, set of ideals, principles,
> doctrines, myths or symbols of a social movement, institution, class, or

Extropy - check

large group that explain how society should work, and offer some political

Extropy - check

and cultural blueprint for a certain social order. A political ideology

Extropy - check
[It offers this as in the negative]

largely concerns itself with how to allocate power and to what ends it
> should be used. It can be a construct of political thought, often defining

Extropy - check
[Extropy is implicitly interested in how power is allocated, and in
acquiring it IMO. Don't tell me you will decline political power if offered
or available.]

political parties and their policy. The popularity of an ideology is in

The only factor which Extropy (currently) lacks

part due to the influence of moral entrepreneurs, who sometimes act in
> their own interests."

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Extropy is a philosophical viewpoint. Extropy does not have a political
> thought that evokes "extropy" in its true sense.
And Buddhism is a philosophy and not a religion.

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