Re: Privacy (was RE: FYI: MEDIA & Greenpeace

Kennita Watson (
Sun, 8 Dec 1996 12:08:22 -0800

> In our present society, where scarciety rules and it is necessary to
>retain privacy of ideas which might produce wealth for oneself, it seems
>that some kind of privacy is necessary.

What about ideas which might be demonized by irrational or coercive people
(witness Nazi Germany)? What about not wanting to be ogled naked in your
living room by every lecher who might wander by? What about not wanting
anybody to know about the surprise party you're planning for someone, lest
word get back to them and the treat be ruined? What about wanting to avoid
telling what you know about something that you are proud of but happens to
be illegal? I could think of many such examples, but I have other things
to do -- I hope this gets across the point that I can have reasons for
wanting privacy that have nothing to do with shame or avarice.


Kennita Watson | The bond that links your true family is not one of blood,| but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do
| members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
| -- Richard Bach, _Illusions_