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On Sat, 27 Oct 2001, S.J. Van Sickle wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Oct 2001, Alex F. Bokov wrote:
> > "Your foreman or supervisor gives you more or-else orders in a week
> > than the police do in a decade."
> > Bob Black, "The Libertarian as Conservative"
> It is what comes after "or else" that is important. For my boss, it is
> "or else I fire you"...for the police it is generally "or else I *open
> fire on* you". There is quite a large difference between being unemployed
> and being dead.
> There is something to be said for these states of affairs to be
> indistinguishable in the 19th century, but in America, in the 21st
> century, it is quite unlikely that I will starve to death if I am fired
> from my job.
We're lucky to live in The West. Places that don't *even* have our
tradition of protection for civil liberties are doubtless getting
screwed far harder by our supra-human "fellow citizens".
* I believe that the majority of the world's Muslims are good, *
* honorable people. If you are a Muslim and want to reassure me and *
* others that you are part of this good, honorable majority, all *
* you need to say are nine simple words: "I OPPOSE the Wahhabi cult *
* and its Jihad." *
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