Re: I quoted this before, but it bears repeating.

From: S.J. Van Sickle (
Date: Sat Oct 27 2001 - 15:28:53 MDT

On Sat, 27 Oct 2001, Alex F. Bokov wrote:

> "Your foreman or supervisor gives you more or-else orders in a week
> than the police do in a decade."
> Bob Black, "The Libertarian as Conservative"

It is what comes after "or else" that is important. For my boss, it is
"or else I fire you"...for the police it is generally "or else I *open
fire on* you". There is quite a large difference between being unemployed
and being dead.

There is something to be said for these states of affairs to be
indistinguishable in the 19th century, but in America, in the 21st
century, it is quite unlikely that I will starve to death if I am fired
from my job.


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