[extropy-chat] Extropy, Political Viewpoint and the Futureof ExI's List
dirk.bruere at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 12:24:04 UTC 2005
On 10/11/05, Jack Parkinson <isthatyoujack at icqmail.com> wrote:
> > From: Dirk Bruere <dirk.bruere at gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [extropy-chat] Extropy, Political Viewpoint and the
> > Futureof ExI's List
> > To: ExI chat list <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
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> > On 10/10/05, Brett Paatsch <bpaatsch at bigpond.net.au> wrote:
> >> Natasha wrote:
> >> With respect to yourself, I'm a bit like Dirk, I don't understand
> >> how you see politics. I get that you are not partly political and that
> >> you
> >> do not want to see the
> >> world through a prism that renders all human behaviour political but I
> >> don't really understand the ambit of what it is that you are discussing
> >> when
> >> you talk about politics.
> > To clarify my position at least...
> > I see politics as being the medium of interaction between people (or
> > the higher animals).
> > Political ideologies are different because they are essentially a
> > 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.
> > Dirk
> BUT... Politics surely is not primarily about individuals and their
> interrelationships. It is about how groups relate to each other. The Polis
> is the city-state, politics dictate the will of the group-mind?
> Between individual rights and and majority rule is a gap wide enough to
> accomodate some fairly hefty controversy...
And how many people constitute a group?
Was the bombing by Tim McVeigh political?
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