Re: Tainted quote

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 22 Mar 1999 16:35:27 -0800 (PST)

> > If McVeigh had broken into the office of the BATF official who
> > led the Waco raid and shot him, or planted a bomb in his desk, I
> > would be first in line to applaud him, regardless of whether he held
> > any territory or wore a uniform.
> I think advocating assassination is probably off-topic for the
> Extropians List.

I advocate self-defense in general as an expression of the Extropian value of self-determination. Self-defense sometimes requires deadly force. I would not publicly suggest that anyone assassinate any particular person in power because it's hard to practice selfdetermination from jail, but there's no law requiring me to weep over the deaths of those who have chosen evil. And there's no law (yet) against saying that I might understand--even admire--some hypothetical illegal act.

The recent ruling against The Nuremburg Files does give me some pause in that regard, though.

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