Re: Most US citizens are cyber-terrorists

From: Robert Coyote (
Date: Sat Jul 28 2001 - 10:31:11 MDT

Could we put the millions of soccer moms that do not report, and fail to pay
taxes on income derived from garage/yard sales in said re-edutainment camps
to lock up these legions of wanton tax evading scofflaws?

And remember kids, do not refresh your browser several times in a few
minutes for the same URL/IP:port or you will attempting to commit a denial
of service attack

The entire legal system seems to be an stubborn ugly angry spitting Camel..

     A Horse, designed by a committee.


Robert Coyote, Software Entomologist.
    The X that can be Y is not the true X

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Wiik" <>
To: "extropians" <>
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2001 2:04 PM
Subject: Most US citizens are cyber-terrorists

> There's been a lot of fictional scenarios for a totalitarian police
> state arising in the US, ranging from commie takeovers to right-wing
> religious zealots, but I dunno if anyone (till quite recently) expected
> possible violation of copyrights as the trigger.
> E.g.:
> Duncan Frissell on why Napster users are federal felons
> (Estimate 55 million felons. Frissell doesnt call them cyber-terrorists
> but they're computer-using felons, so imho the term fits).
> Copyright wars: Cops nab 14-year old, librarians as terrorists
> >...librarians are finding themselves the subject of rhetoric usually
> >reserved for terrorists or revolutionaries. "They've got their radical
> >factions, like the Ruby Ridge or Waco types," who want to share all
> >content for free, said Judith Platt, a spokeswoman for the Association of
> >American Publishers.
> Let's not forget the entire Internet was cooked up by cyber-terrorists
> to begin with:
> Taming the Wild, Wild Web
> Corporations contend the Internet's freewheeling design kills
> moneymaking opportunities.
> > "The Internet is an important cultural phenomenon, but that doesn't
excuse its failure to comply with basic economic laws," said Thomas Nolle, a
New Jersey telecommunications consultant. "The problem is that it was
devised by a bunch of hippie anarchists who didn't have a strong profit
motive. But this is a business, not a government-sponsored network."
> Ok, so he doesnt explicitly say 'cyber-terrorists' either, but in my
> view any anarchist wth a computer must be a cyber-terrorist.
> Actually, I would say anyone who actually has the temerity to actually
> *use a computer* (as opposed to a media-conglomerate-approved device for
> viewing or listening to media-conglomerate-approved content) is a
> potential cyber-terrorist. The same should apply to those web users who
> dare to turn javascript or images off, or refuse cookies. Hell, why not?
> Surely business-minded extropians would support calls for massive
> death^H^H^H^H^H re-edutainment camps to lock up these legions of wanton
> cyber-terrorists.
> -Mike
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> Michael Wiik
> Principal
> Messagenet Communications Research
> Washington DC Area Internet and WWW Consultants
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