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[liberationtech] Naive Question

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at
Thu Sep 12 17:08:53 PDT 2013

On 09/12/2013 04:00 PM, Case Black wrote:
> Although not an unalloyed fan of Ms. Rand, her words of 50 years ago 
> do seem relevant to our current situation ---
> "Instead of being a protector of man’s rights, the government is 
> becoming their most dangerous violator.
> Instead of protecting men from the initiators of physical force, the 
> government is initiating physical force and coercion in any manner and 
> issue it pleases.
> Instead of serving as the instrument of objectivity in human 
> relationships, the government is creating a deadly, subterranean reign 
> of uncertainty and fear; by means of nonobjective laws whose 
> interpretation is left to the arbitrary decisions of random bureaucrats;

That last point certainly sounds like a 50 year-old statement by a 
cold-war-stricken zealot.

Bureaucrats aren't the brainless, unfeeling beetle-like men described by 
Orwell in 1984.
They are sensible, "objective" architects drawing up blueprints for that 
island full of cash
that awaits them when they're finally ready to step through the 
revolving door.


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