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I own no weapons and never intend to

Posted by: Lark on June 24, 1999 at 14:41:12:

In Reply to: bags of threads and my response posted by Gee on June 17, 1999 at 10:58:02:

: There are bags of threads to filter the pro-arguments from, sites like these probably furnish many many essays, and maybe even a book or two.

Yeah since I began research I've found that out it's pretty amazing how many people are political without even registering on the scope of conventional politcs.

: It was in response to "rework the constitution for a peoples democracy for the 20th century and kill all the religious nuts and facists."

: Which sounded fascist in itself to me, although I did rather assume you did not *mean* to go about killing them.

Yes, extreme, definitely extreme, but it is an unforgivable to associate facism with going about killing alone, facism has a distinct racial, political, religious etc. code which is a threat to civilisation never mind tolerant liberal democarcy and human capacity for empathy, we'd be better of without it.

In their minds Gee they'll do away with us, you and I, without a thought, whatever it takes sorts, I think your being a bit generous defending them.

: : take everything I say with a pinch of salt (or chilli sprinkles, that's what I prefer), it's all banter

: I like to hear what you have to say, even when it seems wild, but the occasional promises of violence would be a little scary if you meant them.

Well I own no weapons and never intend to and I'm not that hard so violence isnt really a distinct possibility, anger's another matter...

: : I fundamentally disagree with you but I can empathise with a fellow politico easily, at least your not apathetic.

: Thanks, I think. I'm not sure you do disagree with me as much as we might think - we (socialists and libertarians) tend to rail against the same things - big statist governments, nasty business-statist relationship replete with imperialism and in general - the initiation of force.

Maybe so if Capitalism existed in the fashion you have advocated I wouldn't be as virulent an opponent but the creation of free thinking individuals with concrete empathy for their fellow humans and self sacrificing zeal will always be my agenda and it differs radically from the self-seekers and possive individualism of your ideology.

Cheers Gee.

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