Re: Final Challenge to Socialists

Joe E. Dees (
Mon, 14 Dec 1998 15:42:03 -0600

Date sent:      	Mon, 14 Dec 1998 13:55:50 -0700
Subject:        	Re: Final Challenge to Socialists
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> Joe E. Dees writes:
> "My individually refusing to do business with a polluting company will
> not deter them from polluting in the process of manufacturing
> products to sell to those who do not share my squeamishness."
> Your complaint, then, is essentially that without political power you lack
> the means to ram your opinions down everybody else's throat. Boo hoo.
I just don't want Dow's pollutants rammed down mine.

> Again:
> "Likewise, an individual decision not to participate in one's own
> governance simply leaves it in the hands of others (who most
> probably do not have your best interests as close to their hearts as
> you do) by default."
> Exactly why I don't want to leave my "governance" in anyone else's hands,
> especially the hands of those most eager to "govern" me. I don't want to
> "participate" in somebody else's idea of how I should run my life.
The idea is you propose, they dispose. The ideas they are implementing concerning your life are YOURS.
> Dick