X-Message-Number: 23341
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 11:08:43 -0500
From: "Jonathan Hinek" <>
Subject: Re: CryoNet #23312 - #23321
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James Swayze <> wrote on 1/26/2004, 5:00 AM:

 > >From: =?big5?q?kurt2100kimo?= <>

 > >I think the problem with people like Leon Kass is that
 > >they never lived the free and open life that came into
 > >vogue starting the early 70's. They never lived in a
 > >hippy commune in India or the surfer culture of SoCal.
 > >They never did a software start-up in Silicon Valley
 > >or hiked in Nepal. Leon kass and Co. are fuddy-duddies
 > >who live the traditional 50's life; where you get
 > >married, buy the house, have the 2.1 kids, grow old
 > >and die. They lack the imagination to understand the
 > >open, bohemian life that we expect to live in the
 > >future. No wonder they think that an indefinitely-open
 > >life would be "without purpose".


Do you think the view you expressed is representative of how the 
majority of cryonicists feel? I tend to agree with Paul Wakfer, and 
others, who said that it's a mistake to assume that cryonicists have 
anything in common other than their desire for survival.

I, for one, see nothing wrong with being married, having children, or 
partaking in a relatively conservative lifestyle. I just have a problem 
with death and dying. I'd like to spend eternity (or as much time as I 
possibly can) with my loved-ones, and that's about as radical as I get.

 > This is the lifestyle I look forward to in part a t least for a while,
 > probably not forever surely, at some point I hope to begin great
 > adventures but will likely act quite freely throughout them. If Kass and
 > Co. don't like it they can die and not do it but they should shut up
 > about whether I/we can or should. Kass is neither my brother nor my
 > keeper.
 > James

Yes, I certainly agree with that sentiment, Kass should butt out.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in
an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of
destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
--Dr. M.L. King, Jr.

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