Re: virus: Methods of Thinking

Robin Faichney (
Wed, 23 Apr 1997 14:18:00 +0100

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
>[Robin wrote]
>> No need to invoke "methods of thinking". I'm just a selfish
>> bastard, while Lee is perfectly altruistic.
>Hey, I resent that remark. I've been described as many things,
>but never an altruist.

Hey, that's a coincidence! I'm not really a selfish bastard,

>I believe there is no more fundamentally
>moral act than earning a profit by free trade; no motive more
>noble than self-interest; no sin greater than self-sacrifice.

Isn't this just taking conventional morality and turning it
upside down? Wouldn't it be more rational to drop the
concept of morality altogether?

>It is precisely because of these beliefs that I carry them to a
>conclusion that most don't even bother thinking through: that
>libertarian principles oppose intellectual property law.

Others have commented on that.

>does not in any way affect by beliefs about real property. If
>you trespass on my land, you'd better be wearing a kevlar jacket.

Doesn't this betray a degree of paranoia?