From: "Andy Robertson"
Subject: Re: (urth) Blues vs Greens Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 11:51:41 +0100 ----- Original Message ----- From: Andrew Bollen >> Blues vs Greens to me are emblematic of the human tendency to fom divisions, >> for the sake of forming divisions. One of the themes of TBOTLS and TBOTSS is, >> I think, the problem of achieving good governance in the face of this tendency. >> The inhumi are an externalization and a mirror of divisiveness, which makes >> them stronger & will lead to the extinction of humans on the whorls, unless a >> solution is found. Very interesting post indeed. One point, which does not exactly contradict what you say, but supplements it; Wolfe is strongly pro "divisions" in humanity. He is distinctly anti-Universalist. That this is one of the fundamental messages of the books. In TBOTNS his pattern for a Universalist society are the Asciians, where communism and socialism have indeed removed all human racial and class "divisions". The Commonwealth, contrasted to this, is apparently divided and weak, but in fact alive and strong, because it consists of organic tribal and racial communities, not an anomymous mass of cannon fodder. hartshorn --