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 >>>
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
<smooch> If this is libertarianism, truce accepted. I wish more
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
coerce anyone, but still for nasty motives like a love of ordering
whcih I would legally defend (distastefully) as a libertarian but I
think is an expression of an
authoritarian mentality, and (2) that it should be remembered that some
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
third is a legal issue,
but I think both the second and third should be our concern as human
BTW Libertarians as a group seem to
be better known for their computer programing skills than their
True enough, though I actually minored in computer science in college
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
any web page designers on this list? Libertarian credentails (small or
required; basic knowledge of encryption a plus. ms_shiris @
"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'
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