1993-03-02 - Re: more ideas on anonymity

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From: mccoy@ccwf.cc.utexas.edu (Jim McCoy)
To: 72147.3504@CompuServe.COM (Tiia Roth-Biester)
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UTC Datetime: 1993-03-02 16:34:19 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 2 Mar 93 08:34:19 PST

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From: mccoy@ccwf.cc.utexas.edu (Jim McCoy)
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 93 08:34:19 PST
To: 72147.3504@CompuServe.COM (Tiia Roth-Biester)
Subject: Re: more ideas on anonymity
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Tiia Roth-Biester <72147.3504@CompuServe.COM> writes:
> (George A. Gleason)
> >1) Anything involving physical violence, threats of violence, incitement to
> >violence.  (this includes acts such as rape, pedophelia etc., 
> Don't forget that this also includes government.  I for one would favor
> banning the advocacy of government from the nets.  Serve them right <G>.  
> Interesting that most people support murder, robbery, and slavery when 
> practiced in the name of the State but might shirk from supporting rape 
> in the service of the State.  Sounds inconsistent to me.

Not really.  Since its foundation, the cornerstone of government is that it
maintains the only legitimate monopoly on the use of violence.  Like it or
not, this is how it works and most of the sheep/citizens are quite happy to
maintain this system.  It is kind of ironic that you would propose to ban
the advocacy of government on the nets considering the fact that without
governement the nets would not be here in the first place.  Sounds
inconsistent to me...