1996-01-23 - Re: SS Obergruppenfuhrer Zimmermann (NOT!)

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From: Alan Horowitz <alanh@infi.net>
To: Mike Duvos <mpd@netcom.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1996-01-23 23:44:14 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 07:44:14 +0800

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From: Alan Horowitz <alanh@infi.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 07:44:14 +0800
To: Mike Duvos <mpd@netcom.com>
Subject: Re: SS Obergruppenfuhrer Zimmermann (NOT!)
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The reporter's slander against Zimmerman was not accidental, or the 
result of ignorance.  Calling someone a Naxi sympathizer is not something 
that one should do without a smoking gun.

This act of aggression against cypherpunks, attempts to box us into a 
corner. Our enemies want to keep us on the defensive.  In that context, 
any and all energy we spend on "educating" and "correcting" is 
self-defeating. The hoplophobe lobby has shown, that enemies of freedom 
will not permit themselves to be "corrected". They will merely escalate 
the rate and size of their lies. Before slanders about "cop-killer 
bullets" could be corrected, they had moved onto "assault weapons".

We need to find a way to take back the initiative. We need to find a way 
to put the fear of God into liers. Violence won't work, since they are 
capable of human-wave attacks. 

I honestly don't know what reporters and editors fear the most. But, even a 
snake can be trained, if you can pinpoint the proper negative feedback.

Alan Horowitz