machine-gun your enemies

Damien Broderick (
Sat, 28 Mar 1998 12:13:44 +0000

At 04:59 AM 3/27/98 -0800, Mark wrote:

>You say that the costs of rioting might
>be lower if the rich paid them off... the rich could just as well say
>that the cost of rioting would be much lower if they just shot the
>rioters on sight; absent gun control laws you could pick up a used
>machinegun and a couple of thousand rounds for much less than a year's
>welfare tax payments.

Leaving aside the matter of empathy and what such a program would do to the
people following such nauseating advice, this is not really the sort of
recommendation I would hope to see touted in a gathering of extropians.
(But after a couple of years on this list, I'm not altogether *surprised*
to see it raised.)

Damien Broderick