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[liberationtech] Privacy, Moglen, @ioerror, #rp12

StealthMonger StealthMonger at nym.mixmin.net
Thu May 10 04:52:37 PDT 2012


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Fran Parker <lilbambi at gmail.com> writes:

> Carl Sagan, as the Narrator of Cosmos, describes a statue on the
> main wall of the Amsterdam Town Hall:

> "Justice, with a golden sword, and golden scales.  And who is it
> that justice is trampling underfoot?  Why, it is avarice and envy,
> the gods of the merchants.  The Dutch knew that the unrestrained
> pursuit of profit posed serious threats to the soul of the nation.

If that's true, it's an argument /for/ free trade.  Nations are
abominations, and deserve to die.

A nation, with its congenital citizenship imposition, violates the
principle of freedom and anarchy that relations among people be by
mutual consent or not at all.

So in an uncharacteristic weak moment, Sagan fell victim to the
popular misconception that a nation is something worth preserving.

In fact, a nation can be regarded as the institutionalized violation
of the golden and silver rules about which Sagan so sagaciously wrote.


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 -- StealthMonger <StealthMonger at nym.mixmin.net>
     ... who has not requested or consented to any political jurisdiction


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