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From: "Andy Robertson" 
Subject: Re: (urth) TBOTSS and colonialism
Date: Sat, 1 Jun 2002 20:37:45 +0100

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From: "Adam Stephanides" 
> > From: "Adam Stephanides" 
> >>
> >> And depicting the relations between groups in terms of
> >> "evolutionary rivalry and conflict" to the death is also dangerous,
> >> this century's history.
> > A good writer writes about reality, not avoiding what is "dangerous".
> To be sure.  I don't regard that view of relations between groups to be
> "reality," though.

It is not the character of Reality to be other than Dangerous.

Rather, the Real presents us with a series of Tests, each more unbearable
than the one before.

Wolfe is writing about one of these Tests.

Like all real tests, it is a moral one.

It is the question of how you behave when you have the ability  -  thrust
upon you by the horribly cruel machinery of Evolution - to create a living
soul within the body of a bloodsucking, predatory, reptile:  to create a
thing that then screams and weeps sincere psychic tears as it **continues**
to prey on and kill human beings.

It is not a test with an easy answer.

It seems to me that you are hopelessly thrall to the comfortable Star Trek
view of the universe, and the Other within it.



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