Re: Our Responsibility to Those in Need

From: Alex F. Bokov (
Date: Sat Jul 28 2001 - 13:26:39 MDT


On Sat, 28 Jul 2001, Samantha Atkins wrote:

> > The corollary of this is that if you want to advance the cause of
> > whatever group you belong to, the key is to become an economic
> > force to be reckoned with.
> >
> > The Jim Crow era was really a fight between the liberal Federal
> > government and certain reactionary state governments. While it does
> > cast doubt on the Republican "State's Rights" doctrine it only lends
> > support to anarcho-libertarianism, because if there weren't any
> > governments passing irrational laws in the first place, intervention
> > from an even higher level of government would not have been necessary.
> >
> So. Do you assume that people all by themselves do not nurse
> and propagate vicious memes against groups they perceive as
> different enough and/or a threat?

They most certainly do. It boils down to fear of the unknown and is
perfectly natural. Every single time two human tribes are reunited,
the same fears, bigotries, and misconceptions flare up. With
continuing trade and migration, people get used to each other. This
process was slow, but given global travel and communication it will
accelerate. In short, technology enables true anarchy and equal

Pockets of centralized power-- be they governments or
government-backed business ventures-- slow down progress in this

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