[extropy-chat] psychology of investments in infrastructure

spike spike66 at comcast.net
Mon Jun 19 03:11:02 UTC 2006

> bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Samantha Atkins
> > Does anyone here think that terrorism will quietly go away?
> That which we pay inordinate attention to and center our lives and
> country around certainly will not go away.

So we can somehow ignore it away?  
> If you want terrorism to go away then end the circumstances that fuel
> it.  Nothing else will do...

Doesn't sound to me like that will do either.  Canada did nothing to fuel
terrorism that I can see.  Did they?  I didn't see any indication that the
Canadian terrorists were blaming Israel or the US for anything.  They were
specifically going after Canada for some odd reason.  I admit I am puzzled.
Perhaps it is all fake.

> > ...Who here thinks that terrorism will escalate?
> It will escalate if we continue as we are now.  But the fear and
> paranoia will escalate much faster...

Ja I can imagine the Canadians feeling a rising paranoia.  Perhaps they are
struggling to understand why suddenly everyone hates them.  To these
Canadians I say: get over it, everyone doesn't hate you.

> >> Can this society get off the Fear drug and get on with
> >> life again?
> >
> > We are on with life again.
> No, we are not.    We are in an unending war and will justify all
> matter of evil to support it. - samantha

Perhaps I should have spoken for myself only.  I am on with my life again.

I ran across an interesting essay that was written for the German(?) news
agency Spiegel Online by Flemming Rose, the Danish editor that published the
infamous cartoons:  



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