From: Wade T.Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun 08 Dec 2002 - 19:01:28 GMT
On Sunday, December 8, 2002, at 01:55 PM, Lawrence DeBivort wrote:
> Trends in the world today are working against it, but I am
> optimistic that it can be reversed.
Well, there are also trends working for it- atheism, humanism,
globalism, not to mention science and logic.
Having optimism that a significant (meaning necessary and sufficient)
number of people and peoples will see this place, this planet, as their
shared home and not a monopoly game of limited colors, is not without
The very first Outer Limits usanian TV program had this as its theme-
and it is a long-standing motif in many fictions. This motif being- a
common enemy will unite otherwise embattled foes. If an extraterrestial
entity ever announces itself, and it proves to be hostile, then maybe,
maybe, all of us here will stand united against it.
And, indeed, in many ways, IMHO it must be shown that we have a common
enemy, and not just common goals or natures or planet.
Problem is, we have met the enemy, and they is us.
Problem is, getting all of us to know it.
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