Re: Deep Anarchy (was Re: The Machinery Of Freedom)

From: Travas Gunnell (
Date: Fri Feb 18 2000 - 05:20:47 MST

Well, resisting the urge to make a deluge of comments and keeping in line
with my desire that this doesn't escalate into messiness (or perhaps due to
the fact that a close friend just recently killed himself and I don't really
feel up to it), I'll just make a couple general, and hopefully fairly
inoffensive, comments:

     It has been my observation that many people who call themselves
Libertarians, anarcho-capitalists, and the like, espouse at least some ideas
that are firmly within the Anarchist ("left" anarchist, libertarian
socialist, etc.) camp. I've also experienced Anarchist ideas and methods
naturally bubbling up in various social environments, in particular at the
Foresight Group Genius Weekend last year (where several list members were in
attendance), as well as in the Free Software movement and in the growing
trend against excessive intellectual property rights and patents.
     I think that with a thoughtful reading of the afore mentioned FAQ
(, with a careful eye on your own
memes that are sure to throw up walls, and with a sincere desire to
understand it, many people will find some surprising points of agreement, as
well as answers to most criticisms you may have. (That would take quite a
bit of time, though; the damn thing has over two and a half megs of text.)
I wouldn't expect anyone to agree with all of it, however; I don't even
agree with all of it, but I do think that it is an important chunk of text
and is well worth reading.
     Or maybe you'll completely disagree and write me off as a flake. I can
live with that.


>At 02:29 AM 2/17/00 -0500, "Michael S. Lorrey" <>

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