Re: BASICS: Anarcho-capitalism
Tue, 15 Dec 1998 04:54:02 -0800 (PST)

Samael [] wrote:
>They want your country?

Which country? I'm an anarchist, not a statist, I don't have a country.

>Great. Have you seen the results fo the dresden Firbombs? The city was

Uh-huh. So they destroyed a city which was built with no defence against their attacks. Why should this have anything to do with the future where cities are designed with defences, and/or where mobility is much easier? You think they're going to send bombers out to firebomb EvMick's truck?

>You can't dodge them,

Not in a modern fixed house, perhaps. In a future mobile home I just start up the engine and trundle off towards the next city. If I get stuck in a traffic queue I set up my radar-guided hypervelocity railguns, dial up Nuke-The-Bastards, Inc and pledge $1000 for the destruction of the capital city of whichever country attacked us, then sit back and watch the fireworks.

>and unless you have your own personal shelter (of a damned high
>quality), yoiu're probably better off investing in anti-aircraft gear and
>your own fighter planes than anything else

Again, aircraft aren't the problem, bombs are the problem, and bombs can be shot down.

>If you look like the sort of person who might pre-emptively nuke people,
>don't you think that everyone else might pre-emptively nuke you, for
>safeties sake?

And where are they going to find me and how are they going to know?

>Most fires threaten whole blocks. And will probably want to use a fire
>brigade to control the fire, as inividual's have neither the training nor
>the equipment to protect their own homes.

You're really stuck in the 20th century, you know. Hasn't it ever occured to you that an anarcho-capitalist society might, like, be a little bit different to a modern society?