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The -- Namely, racial justice. And maybe didn't have the insight to see that I was talking about justice, but in a much broader context.

Now, that may be a racist statement for me to make, but I would not be honest with you, as we are coming to the end of our thing, if I didn't say to you that that was part of my thinking-- that they were disturbed about a number of things. The idea itself was disturbing, of course. They were disturbed by the fact that I was saying that our primary target should be powerful leaders, rather than criminals or hyperactive children, you know --which, by the way, wouldn't have caused much of a stir, if I'd said;: “Look, let's do this to control criminal behavior,” or, “Let's do this to control children with behavior disorders. “That's done.

But when I dared to say, “Look, our primary danger is not criminals, not hyperactive children, but mere human beings with unprecedented power to determine the survival or the extinction of the human species -- and here is where we ought to apply, in the first instance, any of this knowledge --”

It's just kind of naive, because obviously these people would have the power to determine whether they would or would not be subjects. I know that.

But a third factor, which I didn't even mention in this paper, is maybe catching my colleagues by surprise, by not talking about race directly.

I still believe that maybe even the most sophisticated white or black American believes that a black person of intelligence

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