Re: machine-gun your enemies

Michael Lorrey (
Sat, 28 Mar 1998 11:45:41 -0500

Damien Broderick wrote:

> 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.)

Well, he was just responding to some syncophantic foolishness with equally
foolish statements. However, as the case in Arkansas this week unfolds, as well
as similar cases, it seems that the geeks in this world are starting to put
their feet down and arent' gonna take any more shit from the mundanes of the
world anymore. Species differentiation, at least on a cultural level, may be
begininning. Geeks of the world unite!!!! Put down the oppression of the
beautiful people!!! One disadvantage nerds have is that they are outnumbered by
the morons, however what they lack in numbers they make up for in brains...

   Michael Lorrey
------------------------------------------------------------ Inventor of the Lorrey Drive
MikeySoft: Graphic Design/Animation/Publishing/Engineering
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