Bob Schwier on 11 Oct 2009 10:47:33 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] OT: Sci Fi Background Advice Needed

--- On Sat, 10/10/09, Eric S. Raymond <> wrote:

> From: Eric S. Raymond <>
> Subject: Re: [PLUG] OT: Sci Fi Background Advice Needed
> To: "Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List" <>
> Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009, 3:23 PM
> Doug Stewart <>:
> > What about social engineering factors; i.e., how can
> they make us kill  
> > ourselves and save themselves the cost/trouble?
> Very efficient suggestion.  Your aliens could simply
> encourage the
> formation of the peculiar institutions known as
> "governments".  These
> are far, *far* more lethal than any natural or engineered
> disasters. For extra fun, they'll get to listen to the
> victims sing
> about how wonderful the thieves and sociopaths murdering
> them in ton
> lots are, and watch them participate willingly in their
> own
> oppression!
> -- 
>         <a href="";>Eric S.
> Raymond</a>
> ______________________________________________________________

Avast a true libertarian after Dr. Nock.
Anyway, unless a huge die off of human stock is desired to get away from
government, three things have to be accomplished.
1.   There must be propaganda to educate the public on living without
the strings of government.  This must include the freedom and the
responsibility to neighbors that keeps that freedom.
2.   The process from governmental tyranny must be incremental so as not
to cause the type of disasters that get remembered for all time.
3.   Yet, there must be the type of shocks to the body public that makes
them think and remember the solution sets that should have been
promulgated in point 1.

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