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Christopher "Tanoro" Gray is a web programmer and science advocate especially concerned with resource management technologies, biology, and artificial intelligence. He is a student of epistemology and philosophy as well as an Atheist competent in Christian theology.

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Response to Advocatus Diaboli
Posted by: Tanoro - Feb 26, 2010 6:50pm

I'd like to address the following article by Advocatus Diaboli:
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=55303891744&topic=12030

Yes, I also found that Jacque was, in fact, a KKK member in the past. The FAQs on the Venus Project's website does state this and goes on to say that he did so with intent of turning these people around. The same article goes on to say that he was successful. I'm not going to judge the man based on this. The article never states that he agrees with their views nor would you come to that conclusion if you were to hear the man speak. Have you ever heard him speak? You clearly didn't listen.

You say that he was certainly not successful, but you don't know that. While it's true that Jacque likely never spoke to the entire national order of the KKK, one could be led to believe that he turned those he did speak to into believers of equality. We don't know one way or the other there.

However, I really think you're being too judgemental on a small detail. Jacque has never expressed any of the views commonly known to be held by the KKK. He expresses equality, common heritage for all, and a technologically advanced society without greedy corruption by the rich. Are you an opponent of these concepts?

THE Venus Project

Now, I want to address the two websites you posted. For one, Venusproject.com is not Jacque's website, nor is it even affiliated with the Venus Project directed by Jacque. That's called a coincidence. Their actual website at "thevenusproject.com" is registered to Roxanne Meadows who is well known to be Jacque's associate. Do a whois lookup on the two websites and you'll see what I mean.

I noticed you posted the mailing address to the two domains' registrars, Network Solutions. So both sites registered with the same domain registrar! I'm not sure what you're pointing out, but it certainly says nothing about the Venus Project.

Eugenics

Ok, I actually had to look that word up. I found it defined as, "the study of or belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a human population, esp. by such means as discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable." You call it naive to think Jacque's references to the Earth's carrying capacity are not anything but a proposal of eugenics. I'd call this claim highly pretentious on your part. Jacque never proposes nor even expresses ANY support of eugenics. He has, however, expressed great interest in letting people make their own choices and having NO social enforcement within society. You're loading the argument with utterly inaccurate and unrelated issues.

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