[extropy-chat] psychology of investments in infrastructure

Samantha Atkins 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  
> puzzled.
> 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.

- samantha

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