On Mon, 9 Nov 1998, Dan Fabulich wrote:
> Tim Bates wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >I used to subscribe about 5 years ago. The list was amzaing then:
> >completely anti-state and 100% behind the individual. People like Tim
> >Starr and Perry Metzger. The most centrally planned project was trying to
> >buy an ocean liner to get away from a___holes trying to "melt" other
> >peoples property rights.
> >I just resub'd and the list seems to be a mixture of Stalinist central
> >planners and Popular Mechanics. Am I in the wrong list or did Ayn Rand
> >recant everything while I was away?
> Have no fear. Ayn Rand is dead and recants nothing. ;)
> I'm anarcho-capitalist, myself, and will occasionally put my $0.02 in when
> the thought strikes me. I think the vast majority of us are still
> anti-state. We debate the point occasionally; you've reached us during an
> off period as far as those debates go. (Arguably, such debates are a waste
> of everyone's time anyway.)
> Personally, I'm trying to earn a biomedical engineering degree just as fast
> as my little brain can take it. I take anti-oxidants daily. I don't
> exercise as much as I read, but I'm reading good stuff, so hopefully I've
> reached a good balance. I'm hoping that we'll ultimately reach the point
> where the technology itself will catalyze the political changes we have in
> mind. I'm optimistic towards the future and look forward to boundless
> improvement in the years to come.
> -GIVE ME IMMORTALITY OR GIVE ME DEATH-
We have already reached the point where technology is catalyzing politics. The free speech environments on the web seem to be the most visible cause in the recent growth of the libertarian movement.
In Liberty, For Extropy;