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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Futurological Brickbats

It is always magical thinking to declare an outcome need only be profitable for it to be possible.

3 comments:

Dagon said...

Yah interesting.

While we are at it, can you comment on the following articles? I am curious to hear what you take is in what appears to finally be some fundamental progress. Is this progress, if true, irreversible?

http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2009/08/merciless.html

http://dneiwert.blogspot.com/2006/07/drums-of-elimination.html

http://www.alternet.org/reproductivejustice/141594/why_does_popular_culture_treat_prison_rape_as_a_joke/?page=entire

http://speedbird.wordpress.com/2009/08/23/on-systems-and-what-they-do/

http://www.oregoncatalyst.com/index.php/archives/2602-A-Call-for-Change.-Real-Change..html

I emphasize I am no obamaist - I am far too left wing socialist for that. No, I am a critic of the US system as well as the unacceptable sentiments some americans on the right have, and I want that changed. And I dont care how that happens, "if the price is right".

So give me a serious discussion, DQ.

Dale Carrico said...

When I want assignments from you I'll enroll in your course. I do hope you have offered up serious discussion of these articles on your own damn blog. As it is, this seems to me scarcely distinguishable from spam.

jimf said...

> http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2009/08/merciless.html

Yes, Charlie Stross is always interesting.

Of course, if you want the other side, from a genu-wine American
(a Virginia gentleman who, it sometimes seems to me, fancies himself
John Carter of Mars), you can always read
http://johncwright.livejournal.com/