Re: Dyson (Was: Paths to Uploading)

Terry Donaghe (
Fri, 8 Jan 1999 09:49:29 -0800 (PST)

---Hal Finney <> wrote:
> "I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils,
> namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied
> an educational system which would be oriented toward social goals."
> Albert Einstein, "Why Socialism?". Widely available on the net; try
> Hal

I honestly didn't know that Al was a looter. That's a shame. Are you, though, defending him or just stating that a great mind was a looter? Anyone who promotes or advocates the theft of earnings for "redistribution" is also advocating violent force against members of society. I fail to see the moral distinction between advocating someone else do the looting and doing the looting yourself. At least the fellow looting a retail establishment has gotten off his fat ass and done something.

I still admire Al for his contribution to science, but that doesn't change the fact that advocation of socialism makes him a looter. Perhaps, I can just prefer to think that he didn't understand the full ramifications of what he was advocating. I'll read the paper you quoted and make up my mind.

Boy, that really disturbs me.


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