Re: The Armageddon Rag

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Date: Fri Oct 13 2000 - 17:21:52 PDT

On Fri, 13 Oct 2000, JTS - MCDLXXXVI wrote:

-stuff that sucks snipped-

> ...except hamsters. Most rodents in fact. And a lot of other animals
> besides. We're dominant, no predators, and the dominant species tends to
> futz up it's environment pretty good if left unchecked, regardless of the
> animal, when it runs out of room. See: grazers in small pastures.

No predators? You still think you're at the top of the food chain. Not
yet. One word: virii.

> > there are no such power trips involved
> There are always power trips involved.

Maybe in your world, but not in mine. I'm not saying that power trips
don't exist. I'm just saying that there are places where people on power
trips are impotent. Their little trips will be easily shoved aside by a
droning Ohm of a community. Of course, I'm not expecting you to
understand this at this point. It's obvious that you have no experience
with such a situation, and, though I think that's pretty sad, you seem
very happy in your world full of powerfreaks, so, sobeit. (:

> > But my point with the post was really this: Someone mentioned signs of
> > the end times or whatever. What I was trying to do was ask the question:
> > Does believing that there will be an 'end' cause it to happen? What if
> > there were no "signs" or prophecies predicting the end? Some folks, like
> > yourself <?> may not believe that such a thing will happen, but the
> > numbers are against you. Will the belief that this will happen propel it
> > to?
> Not if we can find some equally mythical way to fix it that involves
> emplying another boatload of COBOL programmers. Chants and incantations.

Oh yeh, programming is going to solve all our problems. Write a program
that will keep the government from doing stupid things like dumping DDT on
thousands of its own citizens, and I'll start believing that line of shit.


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