Re: The FAQ is completed!

Randall Randall (
Sun, 21 Feb 1999 00:52:53 -0500

It's been rumored that on Sat, 20 Feb 1999, Natasha Vita-More wrote:
>At 11:01 PM 2/20/99 -0500, you wrote:
>>Hm. Does this mean that you and Max now (or always did?!) advocate
>>the use of force for political purposes? Perhaps I have misunderstood you?
>I'm sorry, but I have no idea what you are talking about in the

You explicitly denied being libertarian (and also said something about a political party, but that's not really relevant ;).

>What I advocate is freedom of choice. As far as I understand, Extropy
>Institute does not align itself with any one political party. As for Max,
>he is an individual and can choose for himself.

Now *I* have no idea. :) Libertarianism is a philosophy, which in part deals with politics (or the lack thereof). There is also a Libertarian Party, but it is less libertarian than it once was, and many people (including myself) refer to ourselves as "libertarians", to distinguish us from "Libertarians" who are part of a political party. Now.
Given that libertarianism is the belief that force should not be used except in self-defense, do you believe that the term is no longer compatible with "extropy"? If so, why has this changed (since *someone* put this into the extropy memeset)?

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