1997-06-04 - Ranting Anarchists Re: Who “invented” remailers?

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From: Bill Stewart <stewarts@ix.netcom.com>
To: cypherpunks@Algebra.COM
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From: Bill Stewart <stewarts@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 1997 12:35:10 +0800
To: cypherpunks@Algebra.COM
Subject: Ranting Anarchists Re: Who "invented" remailers?
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At 04:50 PM 6/3/97 -0700, Tim May wrote:
>And so this was very probably what Duncan meant when he said some of the
>ranting faction were the inventors of remailers.
>(Both Eric and Hugh are known to rant, or at least have done so at various
>times. Eric had some memorable rants at the 1995 CFP when he loudly
>declared to the National Research Council fact-finding committee, "I am a
>crypto anarchist.")
>I'm satisfied with my contributions, even if you think the ranters are
>doing nothing to help the causes you apparently support.

For an almost totally off-topic followup, there was a religious sect
in England in the mid-1600s called the "Ranters"; one of the books by
Quaker writer Robert Barclay is called "Anarchy of the Ranters"
(he was against them ...)

Here on Cypherpunks, we've got the "Ranting of the Anarchists" :-)

Another writer on the Net, who's more pro-Ranter, says that
> No evidence suggests that any Ranter ever took an interest in Islam. 
> However, there exists some reason to believe in connections between 
> Ranterism and piracy. A "Ranter's Bay" in Madagascar sheltered a 
> pirate utopia later in the 17th century, and a number of Ranters were 
> exiled to the Caribbean during the "Golden Age of Piracy" there. 

Nothing new under the Sun...

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