1994-08-31 - Re: Bad govt represents bad people?

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From: sw@tiac.net (Steve Witham)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1994-08-31 06:39:03 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 30 Aug 94 23:39:03 PDT

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From: sw@tiac.net (Steve Witham)
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 94 23:39:03 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Bad govt represents bad people?
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Tim says:

>To clarify my meaning, "people deserve the government they get" is
>short for saying that the evil, repressive, godforsaken government
>than everyone complains about is mostly their own doing. Majority
>rule, the will of the herd, etc.
>I certainly wasn't saying that *all* people asked for it.

Right, and I was saying maybe not even majority rule or will of the herd,
but a system with a dynamic of its own.  People get the government they
don't know how to stop.  I don't know what to expect of everyday people
when even the brightest anarchists haven't found a working solution.


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