Re: The Spike, nanotech, and a future scenario

Michael Butler (
Tue, 7 Oct 1997 14:55:01 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 7 Oct 1997, Erik Moeller wrote:
<most of rant deleted>
> How can
> anyone deny that this is derived from nature, that it is evolution? How
> can anyone dare to speak against the words of the prophets with the holy
> names "Smith" and "Friedman"?
> The answer: By thinking.

Someone (I think it was a Supreme Court Justice, but I'm not sure...) once
said "Most people think that they are thinking when they are merely
rearranging their prejudices."

Seems to me that both you and those you rail against qualify.

Let's try for an actual dialog, instead:

Erik, Is it your belief that monopolies are somehow different from The
State? What if they're *the same thing*? What if most monopolies stem from
a systematic violation of the Non-Aggression Principle? That would make
them evil, whether they call themselves the Federation of Slobbovian
States or FriendlyGigantoCorp... Wouldn't it?

The Non-Aggression Principle is concisely formulated as:
"that no one has the right, under any circumstances, to initiate force
against another human being, or to advocate or delegate its initiation."

What say you?

> Erik Moeller

Center for Compassion & Liberty