Re: violence...

Eugene Leitl (
Sun, 26 Sep 1999 17:54:45 -0700 (PDT)

Michael S. Lorrey writes:

> A) the gun ban was for a month. All that proved was that ExI is weak
> enough to bow to calls for censorship among the membership, and that
> there are enough members to help found the exi-freedom mail list...

My original proposal was to split the list in two parts: exi-moderated and exi-rejected. I would hardly call that censorship because by subscribing to both list you still would get the full picture. (Btw, I know of at least one technical list which runs that way).

Of course I agree that this approach is too crude, personal server-side filtering would have been much better, and hardly more difficult to implement. Btw, what is the state of the new list structure implementation project? (Sorry, I've not been paying attention lately).

> B) the fascists and those they have programmed with their propaganda
> never tire of thinking up excuses why we should surrender our freedoms,
> so why should I tire of defending our freedoms against their attacks?
> The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. I've paid that price before,
> and I will pay it again.
> C) despite the ballooning violent crime rates in Britain and Japan,
> these people still can't figure out that its people that kill people.

Mike, these topics are supposed to be banned. Discuss them off-list as much as you wish, but please not here.