1996-11-04 - Re: Censorship on cypherpunks

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From: Ben Weiss <lazylion@idiom.com>
To: Will French <dlv@bwalk.dm.com
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UTC Datetime: 1996-11-04 17:21:28 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 4 Nov 1996 09:21:28 -0800 (PST)

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From: Ben Weiss <lazylion@idiom.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 1996 09:21:28 -0800 (PST)
To: Will French <dlv@bwalk.dm.com
Subject: Re: Censorship on cypherpunks
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At 4:54 PM -0700 11/3/96, Will French wrote:
>  Except it's not very effective, is it, since he's still
>posting flames?  In any case, it's an admission on John
>Gilmore's part that libertarianism can't work without some
>measure of authoritarianism; the only argument is over _just how
>much_ authoritarianism we need.

I disagree.

The difference between John's actions and 'authoritarianism' is John
runs this list himself for all of us.  We do not pay him taxes to do it,
we do not have financial interest in the computers he uses to do it and
in the final analysis, he is not beholden to us, nor we - him.

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    did you not understand?

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