1997-06-05 - Re: Anarchy, Peter Pan, and Insults

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From: “William H. Geiger III” <whgiii@amaranth.com>
To: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-06-05 05:20:40 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 5 Jun 1997 13:20:40 +0800

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From: "William H. Geiger III" <whgiii@amaranth.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 1997 13:20:40 +0800
To: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
Subject: Re: Anarchy, Peter Pan, and Insults
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In <v03102807afbbf55a7e2d@[]>, on 06/04/97 
   at 10:02 PM, Tim May <tcmay@got.net> said:

>(Those who have a deeper understanding of anarchy, whether
>anarcho-capitalism or more leftist variants, tend to understand that the
>underlying similarities are greater than the differences. Though I favor
>unrestricted free markets, I understand that corporate agents, like
>Microsoft, PGP, and RSA, will seek advantage anyway they can, and are a
>threat in any statist system. Anarchy lessens their power in more ways
>than one. I will continue to fight my left-anarchist friends on issues
>like gun control and freedom of association, but we seem to agree that
>reducing power of central governments remains a good thing.)

There is an old Middle East saying: "The enemy of my enemy is my friend"

While such a philosphy can be quite effective taticly it can pose risks

A good example of this was our support of Iraq durring the Iraq-Iran war
even though Iraq had traditionally been a soviet allie. This came back to
haut us durring the gulf War as our previous "friend" became a new enemy
when truly they were always an enemy and the freindship was temporarily
created through a common "enemy". Many other examples of this can be seen
in US foreign relations.

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