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[liberationtech] Privacy, Moglen, @ioerror, #rp12
lilbambi at gmail.com
Thu May 10 05:05:51 PDT 2012
I am not sure that's the case.
Maybe what Carl Sagan saw was that, despite how he felt, if left
unchecked, greed takes all -- at the expense of all.
Therefore there must at least be *some* checks and balances to prevent
greed from taking all.
But then, you may still be right ...
If giving in to allow at least *some* checks and balances, then you
might find that it also opens the doors for the greed to corrupt the
very checks and balances meant to do good...
Sadly, I think there is a very good chance that is what happened in the USA.
On 5/10/12 7:52 AM, StealthMonger wrote:
> 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.
> - --
> -- StealthMonger<StealthMonger at nym.mixmin.net>
> ... who has not requested or consented to any political jurisdiction
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