RE: [lpsf-discuss] Re: *un*common sense career advice

Thank you to Jeanine for the terrific response to Ron's equally great
career advice (as someone once said, we *are* blessed with great
writers in our group)! Sounds to me that as Libertarians we should
be supportive of whatever career choice anybody makes (except
government employee!), as long as the individual is ready to pay the
price associated with the less hum drum choices -- wheter that price
is starvation or 14-hour days.


LOL! Trust a libertarian to pull off a (disestablished) marriage of Heaven and Hell.
<smooch> If this is libertarianism, truce accepted. I wish more libertarians throughout
the country were like those here in San Francisco.

"One Law for the Lion & Ox is Oppression." - Blake

THe only caveats I'd add are (1) that some people choose careers which don't
coerce anyone, but still for nasty motives like a love of ordering around employees...
whcih I would legally defend (distastefully) as a libertarian but I still think is an expression of an
authoritarian mentality, and (2) that it should be remembered that some prices people
pay are natural to their choices, but others are the result of public intolerance and bigotry,
and still others are the product of state coercion. Here again, only the third is a legal issue,
but I think both the second and third should be our concern as human beings.

  BTW Libertarians as a group seem to

be better known for their computer programing skills than their
artistic skills.

True enough, though I actually minored in computer science in college believe
it or not! I really should have taken more flaky liberal arts courses.

BTW, this reminds me, I'm looking to have a web page in the near future...
any web page designers on this list? Libertarian credentails (small or large "L")
required; basic knowledge of encryption a plus. ms_shiris @ .

Blessed be,

Jeanie Ring

"If their lives were exotic and strange...
they would likely have gladly exchanged them
     for something, a little more plain;
     maybe something, a little more sane...
We each pay a fabulous price
for our visions of Paradise
but the Spirit...
               of a Vision...
                              is a Dream..."
- Rush, 'Mission'


  You are treading where most libertarians have not dared or imagined to tread, and I applaud you for it. I don't believe the state and its laws exist solely as a consequence of misguided people intending to do good. I don't think statism would have proved so wickedly tenacious if the desire to control others were not rooted in deep, dark tendencies of the human soul. In a more enlightened society, the manifestations of these impulses (e.g. taking pleasure in ordering employees around) would surely be seen as socially unacceptable, perhaps even looked upon as a dangerous mental disorder.

Yours in liberty,
        <<< Starchild >>>

Let me clarify that slightly... I think authoritarian urges can be healthily channeled into consensual dominant/submissive relationships, but are distasteful (at the least) in other contexts.

Yours in liberty,
        <<< Starchild >>>

On Thursday, September 2, 2004, at 01:44 AM, Starchild wrote (in part):