Civilization, was Re: Learn to shoot

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Sun Oct 29 2000 - 00:14:34 MDT

As I said, not many people in the US feel like eating rats.

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> The converse of being so
> civilized that the military would refuse to participate in a coup is being so
> civilized that you couldn't do anything about it if they did.

The obverse of having a society where people strap bombs to themselves
to make a political point is having a society where being an oppressor
just turns out to be a really creepy bad idea without your being able to
put your finger on just why. I'm all for that.

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