1997-05-21 - Re: Wine Politics Again!

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From: Kent Crispin <kent@songbird.com>
To: cypherpunks <cypherpunks@cyberpass.net>
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Message ID: <19970520231014.03100@bywater.songbird.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-05-21 06:29:33 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 14:29:33 +0800

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From: Kent Crispin <kent@songbird.com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 14:29:33 +0800
To: cypherpunks <cypherpunks@cyberpass.net>
Subject: Re: Wine Politics Again!
In-Reply-To: <8a1H7D13w165w@bwalk.dm.com>
Message-ID: <19970520231014.03100@bywater.songbird.com>
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On Tue, May 20, 1997 at 04:46:08PM +0000, Attila T. Hun wrote:

>    government is its own end:  power corrupts, and absolute power 
>    corrupts absolutely.  hasn't changed yet in history.  even the 
>    greats, Solomon, David, etc. fell prey to the siren song of power;
>    why should far more inferior men like Bubba, who has absolutely 
>    nothing to his credit except deceit, be exempt?

"Power corrupts..." isn't a property of governments, it is a property 
of individual human beings.

Kent Crispin				"No reason to get excited",
kent@songbird.com			the thief he kindly spoke...
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