[extropy-chat] REAL POLITIK IN THE WTA... and so long...

Dirk Bruere dirk.bruere at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 23:40:23 UTC 2006

On 1/14/06, spike <spike66 at comcast.net> wrote:
> BillK wrote:
> >Oh, Spike, you are naughty!   :)
> >You said that bad word - 'socialism'.  :)
> Ja, but I want to make like that president we had
> in the 70s and make one thing perfectly clear.  In
> my earlier comment, I meant I would accept as fact
> that WTA puts forward the notion that transhumanism
> requires socialism, not that *I* think that
> transhumanism requires socialism.
> I was expecting someone from WTA to come in any
> time now and explain that WTA does not really
> promote socialism.  But thanks for the link BillK,
> I will read that over.  I met Nick Bostrom at
> Extro5, and found him to be a most delightful
> good guy.
> I recognize that I am carrying a lot of memetic
> baggage that is disdainful of socialism.  Taking that
> prejudice into account and multiplying thru by the
> appropriate scale factor, I find the whole notion
> of socialism most distasteful.  As for communism,
> I prefer to abstain from discussing it in
> polite company.
The problem is not the WTA, nor socialism.
It is Hughes pushing his personal partisan politics (party as well as petty)
at the expense of the WTA.

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