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The question, again, is it is possible to influence the way the world is going? Is there a point in the system where we can bring enough power to bear to alter the discourse and the path being taken? If not, why are we bothering?

Personally, I'm leaning towards setting up a Phallanstery of sorts somewhere. Sometimes I call it ETopia and sometimes I call it the ET Conference Centre. We know of an old inn in Southern Bohemia with a lot of land and a stable for 20 horses...

Bush is a symptom, not the disease.

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 06:43:39 AM EST
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 06:48:49 AM EST
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What about a Phalanstery that would serve as a centre and host for social conscription?

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 06:53:02 AM EST
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You're using "Phallanstery" as a label, right?  You're not actually going to try and institute Fourier's ideas.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 10:42:48 AM EST
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No, not really.

Bush is a symptom, not the disease.
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 10:44:08 AM EST
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it sounds like aleister crowly's abbey of thelema redux...

maybe it's the syllabilic collision between 'phallus' and 'monastery'.

maybe i need professional help

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 06:33:50 PM EST
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ET + Thelema -> scared now
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 08:43:28 PM EST
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"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Sat May 26th, 2007 at 11:06:29 AM EST
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