X-Message-Number: 2491
From:  (Thomas Donaldson)
Subject: CRYONICS: re: cryonics #2489
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1993 10:14:30 -0800 (PST)


Despite being a member of ALCOR, I'm still very sorry that politics has now
broken out in ACS also. 

For a long time Alcor has suffered from being the best provided cryonics
society. I say suffered advisedly, because with no competition it has slowly
started to become schlerotic. This bothers me, but as yet there seems little
I can do. So now ACS and TT are at loggerheads, and once more the lack of
competition continues.

As for Alcor, I do want to make clear that I respect the intentions and 
abilities of its current Board. But there is an underlying current which
has nothing to do with individuals. Alcor has needed competition for a long
time --- NOT opposition (easy to find!) but competition. Being a monopoly is
INHERENTLY corrupting; the only thing that high character in the members of
the Board of a monopoly organization can do is to slow down that corruption.

So what do we have. In the face of our enemy (not a person, but Death itself)
ACS and TT have fallen to squabbles over trivia.

Best wishes and a long long life,
	Thomas Donaldson

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