1997-08-23 - Re: An end to “court appointed attorneys”

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From: Vipul Ved Prakash <vipul@pobox.com>
To: kent@songbird.com
Message Hash: 5a0c54a83a3e48c1b852e576349fc69bf452203f44fbe3270f16668ea2f5c5a4
Message ID: <199708240144.BAA00616@fountainhead.net>
Reply To: <19970821224859.24682@bywater.songbird.com>
UTC Datetime: 1997-08-23 20:34:28 UTC
Raw Date: Sun, 24 Aug 1997 04:34:28 +0800

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From: Vipul Ved Prakash <vipul@pobox.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 1997 04:34:28 +0800
To: kent@songbird.com
Subject: Re: An end to "court appointed attorneys"
In-Reply-To: <19970821224859.24682@bywater.songbird.com>
Message-ID: <199708240144.BAA00616@fountainhead.net>
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Kent Crispin wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 22, 1997 at 12:40:29AM +0000, Vipul Ved Prakash wrote:
> > Kent Crispin wrote:
> > 
> > > > But the ability of a herd to take a vote, real or alleged, will not be
> > > > sufficient to collect tribute from those who don't want to make the
> > > > contribution freely.
> > 
> > > Note another characteristic of cult thinking -- total separation of
> > > the illuminati from the "herd" -- the idea that the "chosen" are
> > > irrevocably different from those other unfortunate creatures that
> > > accidentally share the same physical form. 
> > 
> > the idea is that the "competent" (not "chosen") are irrevocably different 
> > from those other "incompetent and parasitical" (and not "unfortunate") 
> > creatures that accidentally share the same physical form.

> And how is it that one knows that one is "competent"?

A law to collect "tribute" money will be supported by people who 
want to leech "competent" value producers of thier property. 
A collection of such incompetent parasites is a "herd" 
in the current context. On the other hand a collection of 
good value producer who dont want to live of other people and 
dont approve of a law that enforces such a behaviour is the "competent". 

Though, to identify competent from incompetent, is quite besides 
the point. Collection of any tribute money at a point of a gun, 
is a bad thing and is ethically wrong. I want call it
"cult" thinking. Its a simple _objective_ law that
ensures freedom of choice. And one has to identify it and 
learn to respect it. 


one has to identify and act accordingly if want to live 
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