Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/18

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Subject: [Leica] Re: The Economist (WAS: Kerry Who now anarcha-choo)
From: locke at (Greg Locke)
Date: Sat Sep 18 20:31:27 2004

Indeeeeeedeee-do, All government is bad, unless it is MINE!.

It's the kind and benevolent dictator thing, I'm afraid.

I love Marc's line about letting the people sort out their problems.

Well, just how they do that?  ...they construct elaborate social structures
to formalise acceptable behaviour and objectives for the good of THE PEOPLE! is the institutionalized structure of governance of how we live with
each other ...and sort out our problems.

...and here is the final shocker to the conservative and the anarchist.
Government is a socialist concept.
People forming groups to work together and manage common resources for the
good of the group as a whole.
It's not a right wing or business concept.

How can a conservative (or anarchist) want to form a government if it
doesn't believe in government.

Everybody get that?

All that said Marc, I was really impressed with what you said in a earlier
post about every loser deserving proper representation in court under the
law. (a governance institution formed by THE PEOPLE)

I once asked a famous Canadian trial lawyer (and Jewish) why he defended
Ernst Zundel (a neo-nazi and holocaust denier) and he said. "I'm not
defending his actions or beliefs. I'm just here to ensure that he gets the
fair trial he is entitled to under our laws and judicial system." I asked
Mr. Zundel how he could hire a Jew after what he publicly stated and printed
about the Jews. He said, "Mr. Greenspan is the best trail lawyer in the

(Which settled it for me that all ideology is BS)

Thanks for reminding me why we actually have courts and trials.

...because, without it there would be anarchy

Greg Locke
St. John's, Newfoundland


In reply to: Message from jbcollier at (John Collier) ([Leica] Re: The Economist (WAS: Kerry Who now anarcha-choo))