[extropy-chat] psychology of investments in infrastructure
sjatkins at mac.com
Tue Jun 20 02:32:22 UTC 2006
On Jun 18, 2006, at 8:11 PM, spike wrote:
>> 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?
Those are not the only two choices of course. Terrorism should not
be the high priority and general excuse it is today.
>> 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
> Perhaps it is all fake.
That is the only thing that will lessen terrorism significantly. I
did not say or mean it will eliminate it totally.
>>> ...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.
It is we in the US who are suffering from deep paranoia and engaging
in foolish foreign and domestic policy as a result. Unlike perhaps
the Canadians much of the Middle East especially has very good
reasons to despise us.
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