Re: virus: Re: Virus: Sociological Change (Anarchy)
Mon, 20 Jan 1997 10:49:21 -0600 (CST)

On Mon, 6 Jan 1997 wrote:

> M. Traynor wrote:
> > >> On Tue, 31 Dec 1996, wrote:
> > >> >In an Anarchy, all men (and women :) become equal
> > >>
> > >> The only thing that becomes 'equal' about them is they carry equal
> > >> responsibility for themselves (including their freedom).
> > >
> > >Yes, that's how I meant it. They all have equal opportunity, equal
> > >status, etc... Unfortunately, when total equality occurs, freedom is
> > >compromised.
> >
> > You're not listening. Equal responsibility, not status, not opportunity,
> > responsibility.
> But when man returns to the state of nature which we are calling Anarchy
> (or I am, at least), then all are equal in every social sense. It is
> only when alliances are made, and individuals start infringing on the
> liberty of others that inequality occurs.


Inequality starts at birth; it's built into the genetic code, and how
development proceeds. This directly translates into social


> > >They may come across as not all that
> > >pleasant sometimes, but there is a system of laws (no matter how
> > >ineffectual) which protects your rights against them.
> >
> > No. There isn't.
> Yes. There is.
> Our whole judicial system is based around giving people as much freedom as
> possible. Admittedly, in recent times, there have been some controversial
> laws passed which have attracted a lot of attention. Just think about it,
> though. Who is more free, us, or the people in the late 19th Century?
> I know which time I'd rather live in. Times are a changin', my friend.
> What we all hope for is going to come true eventually, thanks to people
> fighting for our rights. The right to life is well contested in this
> country, and it is the law that is preserving that right.

The "right to life" is EVAPORATING in the United States!

One thing that could provoke me to move elsewhere [Jordan is
interesting....], is the total destruction of that right, immediately
endangering me. [Mathematics and political correctness are fundamentally
incompatible, in practice.]

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd