Re: virus: Masterbation and Kant

Tim Rhodes (
Mon, 15 Sep 1997 10:19:41 -0700 (PDT)

On Sun, 14 Sep 1997, Nathaniel Hall wrote:

> Even if it brings about bad things Kant claims we are supposed to hold
> good will in high esteem. Some of the Soviets who fought so bravely to
> bring communism to Russia truly thought they were bringing wonderful
> things to humanity. They had good will but were acting on bad knowledge
> (socialism is wonderful). They were evil even though they did not think
> of themselves as such. The suffering that could have been prevented on
> the people of Russia and the rest of the world had they been acting on
> good knowledge (Capitalism) is immeasurable.

Hmmmm, maybe my history is a bit rusty, but didn't the Revolution
overthrow an updated feudal system? The error of the communists wasn't
the Revolution, it was not having a second one 50 years later (I think
Stalin took care of that).

-Prof. Tim