Re: Future Technologies of Death

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 29 Dec 1997 11:02:07 -0800 (PST)

> > For much of my life until my late 20s, I was a LeFebvrian
> > pacifist. I've never thrown a punch, and I hope I don't have
> > to. But I am no longer willing to believe that all lives are
> > equally valuable. My life is worth more than Geoffrey Dahmer's
> > life, and if I have to end the latter to protect the former, I
> > have to do so, and take responsibility for it. If I can
> > prevent it from happenning in the first place, that's even
> > better. But sometimes we don't get that choice.
> How do you propose to achieve this, or at least how do you differ from the
> position you held until your late 20s? This brings to mind the martial arts
> discussion elsewhere in this thread.

In Dahmer's case, I achieved it by hiring an agency of violence
(the government) to restrain Mr. Dahmer. I would have preferred
to hire such an agency in a free market rather than having it
chosen for me by violence, but that's another discussion. In
either case, it was necessary for me to use violence (and hiring
violence is no different from pulling the trigger or dropping the
pellets myself). Until there's an alternative, that's the only
effective means I see.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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