Message Hash: c0d870666abe9e574ad9fe86bdd490369ceb8788f8837dd43eb42fd3357c1fbe
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UTC Datetime: 1993-09-12 08:03:17 UTC
Raw Date: Sun, 12 Sep 93 01:03:17 PDT
From: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Sun, 12 Sep 93 01:03:17 PDT To: email@example.com Subject: nada Message-ID: <9309120754.AA18108@alumni.cco.caltech.edu> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain Some comments on the relationship between anarchy and privacy: 1. There have been some recent posts suggesting that privacy is not fundamentally subversive of government, and that cypherpunks should emphasize the privacy and keep quite about the anarchy. I find these arguments disingenuous in the extreme, and strategically unsound as well. 2. Cypherpunks believe that privacy is fundamentally subversive. Come on, folks, whom do you want privacy FROM, if not your own government? Otherwise there's no logical objection to the key-escrow, trust-big-brother schemes. 3. The government has shown by its behavior that it believes that privacy is fundamentally subversive. 4. I personally find privacy, in itself, only mildly interesting. As a tool to undermine the government, I find it VERY EXCITING INDEED. 5. Cypherpunks' mission is to evangelize the use of privacy. Sell the sizzle, not the steak! Privacy is the steak. The sizzle is the possibility of GETTING AWAY WITH SOMETHING.
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