Re: Phil: The VALUE of life & individualism vs self-sacrifice.

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Fri, 14 Feb 1997 15:34:28 -0800 (PST)

>> few would argue that a 50 year-old who has raised
>> his/her children to maturity is selfish for wanting to live another 30
>> odd years.

> I know many who would argue, saying that such people would have lost their
> productive function to society, and have become, to use some negative term
> 'social parasites'. Most of these people are my age, and i watch as their
> numbers grow. I acknowledge the problem they point out, however i haven't
> come across a sensible solution...

What other "solution" to such hideous ideas could there be, other than
to fight them with good ideas? Ideas like personal responsibility,
voluntary compassion, and individual liberty can be spread sucessfully
if we recognize and fight their enemies: social responsibility, duty,
and democracy.

Lee Daniel Crocker <>