RE: law enforcement for profit

From: Billy Brown (
Date: Fri May 05 2000 - 10:17:48 MDT

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> Anyone proposing an Open Society is IMO at least criminally negligent,
> if not outright evil.

IMO the Open Society movement is in a phase similar to what Communism went
through before the Russian revolution. The idea has a certain superficial
appeal, and the fact that it has never been tested allows proponents to get
away with glossing over its problems in casual conversation.

It is also similar to Communism in its destructive potential. Any deliberate
attempt to create such a society is going to end up building a surveillance
state instead.

> Most of list subscribers probably don't understand the mechanics and
> the scope of control present in totalitarian states, not having lived
> in one. Why do you think it can never happen here?

It could very easily happen here.

Billy Brown

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