Xah Lee's Unixism
cbfalconer at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 9 21:41:01 CEST 2004
Chuck Dillon wrote:
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> It's easy to say we *don't* need but not so easy to demonstrate.
> You don't even offer a hand wave attempt at articulating an
> alternative. In the political world everything is subject to
> debate. Taking the war to the middle east, increasing policing
> powers, increasing intelligence capabilities... But in the real
> world there is a huge threat and action must be taken.
Must it? I am not claiming that it must not, but that the matter
deserves more thought than a panic reaction. The very first thing
to settle should be the objectives. Then the means and costs of
achieving such can be considered.
"Churchill and Bush can both be considered wartime leaders, just
as Secretariat and Mr Ed were both horses." - James Rhodes.
"We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad
morals. We now know that it is bad economics" - FDR
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