Re: what happened here?

Dan Fabulich (
Mon, 09 Nov 1998 13:40:45 -0500

Tim Bates wrote:

>Hi all,
>I used to subscribe about 5 years ago. The list was amzaing then:
>completely anti-state and 100% behind the individual. People like Tim
>Starr and Perry Metzger. The most centrally planned project was trying to
>buy an ocean liner to get away from a___holes trying to "melt" other
>peoples property rights.
>I just resub'd and the list seems to be a mixture of Stalinist central
>planners and Popular Mechanics. Am I in the wrong list or did Ayn Rand
>recant everything while I was away?

Have no fear. Ayn Rand is dead and recants nothing. ;)

I'm anarcho-capitalist, myself, and will occasionally put my $0.02 in when the thought strikes me. I think the vast majority of us are still anti-state. We debate the point occasionally; you've reached us during an off period as far as those debates go. (Arguably, such debates are a waste of everyone's time anyway.)

Personally, I'm trying to earn a biomedical engineering degree just as fast as my little brain can take it. I take anti-oxidants daily. I don't exercise as much as I read, but I'm reading good stuff, so hopefully I've reached a good balance. I'm hoping that we'll ultimately reach the point where the technology itself will catalyze the political changes we have in mind. I'm optimistic towards the future and look forward to boundless improvement in the years to come.