[ExI] geezer guard
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Sun Jan 3 07:29:56 UTC 2021
On Sun, Jan 3, 2021 at 4:41 AM spike jones via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> …> On Behalf Of Will Steinberg via extropy-chat
> Subject: Re: [ExI] geezer guard
> >…When you say 'prole', would you not like the same protections to apply to you as well? Might you not fall soon too?
> Of course.
> >…I get the prole term for the general proletariat but I don't get it in this situation. Couldn't that happen to anyone? And you as well?
> Will I am a prole. A prole is anyone not currently employed by the government.
As commonly used 'prole' is often used in a derogatory fashion. And it
is not commonly used to mean 'anyone not currently employed by the
government.' It's commonly used to mean a worker -- whomever said
worker is employed by.
> This is the Orwellian term, not dismissive or pejorative in any way unless used
> by non-proles. I don’t think we have any non-proles on ExI as far as I know.
If some here would Inner Party -- to continue with the analogy -- they
might not let on, no?
> I am a geezer too. So far it is a mild case fortunately.
Well, no one's getting any younger... yet!
> Regarding the airbag coat, I have nothing against elderly non-proles. We have a
> geezerly non-prole currently serving as POTUS and a still more geezerly one to
> be sworn in soon. I would favor protecting them as well.
I think the deciding factor would be who needs it -- not class.
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