Re: Who owns you?

E. Shaun Russell (
Sun, 6 Jul 1997 22:39:16 -0700

EvMick wrote:

>If I were to own myself there are several things taken for granted in today's
>culture that would be unacceptable.
>Conscription comes to mind....Also the multitude of "Victimless"
>crimes...(Prostitution...Drug Use....Smoking...Pornography...Country Western
>Music....), Taxation...serving on Juries...any occurence whereby property is
>taken against a person's will or a person is forced to perform actions. (key
>words...<forced> <taken>)

Actually (shameless plug here), my current epic poem "The Dawn of
Realization" is going to deal with a lot of the things mentioned above.
Right now, I have based the second Canto on the whole idea of conscription
as well as voluntary warfare; in addition to these concepts, I will also
tackle religion, irrational pessimism and limits in general, just to name a
few. The whole poem is estimated to be done in about three years, but you
can catch the first Canto in the forthcoming edition of Homo Excelsior

E. Shaun Russell Poet, Musician, Atheist, Extropic Artist
==============================> Transhumanities editor for Homo Excelsior
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