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Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 08:56:47 EDT
Subject: Richard Elixxir

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Rudi Hoffman, writing about The Immortalist Manifesto of "Richard Elixxir," 
says in part:

"And Elixxir is powerful, original, and profound in his indictment of the 
cultural norms that say that we can't fix this "natural" state" [of 
inevitable senescence].

Rudi, Rudi, Rudi! Original? Original? Original? Countless people, going back 
centuries and perhaps millennia, have preceded him, and many books much 
better than his have expounded the theme. 

Elixxir does explicitly reject soviet-style communism, but he also 
deliberately apes The Communist Manifesto of Karl Marx, ending with a 
take-off on Marx's "Workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but 
your chains!" Change "workers" to "mortals" and "chains" to "mortality."

Robert Ettinger
Cryonics Institute
Immortalist Society


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