Russell Whitaker (
Fri, 30 Aug 1996 14:12:37 -0700

On Aug 30, 1:04am, Chris Hind wrote this (quoted with ">"):


> >
> >Speak for yourself! When I joined this ML, I did it because I love
> >conversing with people who have similar views as me. I did NOT join because
> >someone led me to.
> True you did it yourself but that is because you are more intelligent than
> the general populous and are ahead of the pack and have the knowledge to
> find our mailinglist and subscribe. I believe that the lesser intelligent
> masses need a leader because they're driven by mysticism and irrationality.

Having a leader will only perpetuate these traits, in those who have
them. Having to fend for yourself is one of the best avenues out of
these holes: if what you do is not in accordance with your real
survival requirements, you fail.

> Once you reach a certain point intellectually, you can finally fend for
> yourself as we do.

1.) We don't have a monopoly on the ability to fend for ourselves.

2.) Maturity is achieved through responsibility, which itself
requires freedom.

"Here the ways of men part:  if you wish to strive for peace of
 soul and pleasure, then believe; if you wish to be a devotee
 to truth, then inquire..."  - Nietzsche

Russell Earl Whitaker Webmaster, Silicon Junction Silicon Graphics, Inc. Mountain View, CA ===============================================================