Re: The Spike, nanotech, and a future scenario
Wed, 8 Oct 1997 16:21:13 -0400 (EDT)

Erik Moeller wrote:

> Those disbelievers! They refuse to worship _The Only True God, The God
> of Free Marketship_ [TM]. How dare they? How can anyone refuse to live
> in a barbarian wild west society, where it's "eat or be eaten"? How can
> anyone refuse to accept the fact that freedom is a invaluable good whose
> existence does not need to be proven? How can anyone deny that, since
> communism has failed, capitalism is immortal? How can anyone believe,
> that, with the absence of governments, monopolies could form and gain
> more power than they ever had before?
> How can anyone deny the beauty and inner art of trade? How can anyone be
> disgusted by the idea that personal property is holy and may be defended
> with all means? How can anyone claim that our decisions are based on the
> information we consume? How can anyone doubt that everyone has to earn a
> living, and those who don't weren't able to and have to _die_? 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"?

You tell me.

> The answer: By thinking.

Here's a something for you to do, rather than knock the views of fellow list
members, why don't you prepare an intelligent report on the benefits of your
own views (and not the reasons why ours are heartless bullshit.) Thanks.