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Monday, June 09, 2003

Peaceful Revolution?

Visited Woodstock and Kingston again. Meditated on the manic, obsessive Opus 40. Listened to the frantic, literate poetry and song of youthful antiwar kids and the depressed economy blues. More than ever, I'm certain that a peaceful revolution can happen only if the tree-hugging anti-globalists get together with the internet savvy transhumanist extropians. If there was convergence of these two groups, rather than a mutual distrust, then the agendas of both would be realized.

Also, it would help if the average person realized how much he was being ripped of by the wealthy leaders of this country. Our economy is fine. We're just being raped by the wealthy and powerful, that's all. Oh, and, in case you didn't know, "the stock market" is not our economy. It is an economic indicator only because of the current culture and organization of our economy - that being one of gross inequity and abuse of power.

Read this book - Amazon allows you to read the first 24 pages for free. It's a fictional description of phenomena that may have some bearing on reality. Many parts are wonky and, but the overall sentiment jibes with what I'm talking about. Also, I'm volunteering at the transhumanism conference at Yale. Register for it, and/or email me if you want to come and hang out.

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