Re: Are guns extropian?
Fri, 10 Jul 1998 06:37:37 -0700 (PDT)

Scott Badger [] wrote:
>Trying to solve the crime problem by arming everyone is treating the

No, it's a decentralized, spontaneous order solution, rather than something centrally imposed.

>A more transcendent approach, it seems to me, would be to do
>everything we can to eliminate Antisocial Personality Disorders (APDs) and
>help would-be criminals to become higher level humans. Get rid of this
>single personality disorder and you will have solved a huge part of the

And when Transhumanism is defined as an Antisocial Personality Disorder? Bye-bye, dude...

Why is it that some many people seem to think that if they set up a huge centralized system it will do precisely what they want it to do, and not be used against them? Set up a power structure and it will be used by precisely the kind of antisocial power freaks you fear.

>Being forced to tell the truth
>doesn't make the APD go away.

Indeed, see the discussions on the "balanced budget" yesterday. It's very precise, totally true, yet tells you nothing about reality.

>I want society to be polite, not because it's
>armed and scared to be anything but polite, but because it really feels like
>being polite.

And if the bastards won't be polite you'll stick electrodes in their brains til they change their minds... No thanks.