Re: The Poor Masses

Twirlip of Greymist (
Sat, 19 Oct 1996 17:39:37 -0700 (PDT)

On Oct 19, 5:13pm, Suresh Naidu wrote:

} arbitrarily go out and use public resources without asking. Not going
} through some crazy bureaucracy, but raise it at the next comunity meeting

Brrr. The student "Houses" at Caltech are combined social and living
units, vaguely a cross between a dormitory and a fraternity. We all
know each other, live near each other, eat with each other, population
50-100 people. And I strongly challenge the claim that a community
meeting cannot be as crazy as a bureaucracy. For House matters we don't
have much alternative, except just trusting the President and other
officers (which is fine when I trust the officers :-) but I'd hate to
live somewhere which had all economic decisions trusted to such a

I was going to crusade to improve the conditions of the masses by force,
I would much rather redistribute the wealth, the property, on a one-time
basis. As private property, to individuals; not to communes.

} The advantage of the commune system is that one can leave and join
} another commune that works more appropriatly to your beliefs. Of course,

How do you guarantee the right to leave? What would stop some commune
from keeping slaves?

} > Democracy sucks. Extending it doesn't help.
} Yeah! Lets have a dictatorship. Bill Gates and Lee Iaccoca are our
} rulers! Damn anyone who can't afford to pay for justice.

Noise, not argument. You _have_ noticed that John Clark advocates
anarchy? Just a propertarian anarchy?

Merry part,
-xx- Damien R. Sullivan X-) <*>

... The Anarchists' [national] anthem is an international anthem that
consists of 365 raspberries blown in very quick succession to the tune
of "Camptown Races". Nobody has to stand up for it, nobody has to
listen to it, and, even better, nobody has to play it.
-- Mike Harding, "The Armchair Anarchist's Almanac"