[ExI] Under the libertarian yoke
rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Wed May 7 05:49:42 UTC 2008
On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 1:42 AM, Emlyn <emlynoregan at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/5/7 Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com>:
> > On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 1:24 AM, Emlyn <emlynoregan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > 2008/5/4 Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com>:
> > > > On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 4:25 PM, The Avantguardian
> > > > <avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > --- Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > > Brainstorm here with us on how to solve the problem of global warming,
> > > > > > assuming that we have been invaded by highly advanced (and therefore
> > > > > > libertarian) aliens, who say they will fry with lasers everybody who
> > > > > > initiates the use of force but they won't help us otherwise in dealing
> > > > > > with our problems (of course they won't, they are heartless
> > > > > > libertarians). So, willy-nilly, if you want to avoid a miserable death
> > > > > > on a parched planet, you have to deal with global warming without
> > > > > > simply grabbing a gun and going after people who disagree with you.
> > > > >
> > >
> > > This problem would solve itself. Microseconds after their declaration
> > > was announced, the aliens would notice initiation of force all over
> > > the globe as part of normal affairs. Cue the lasers. Assuming the
> > > lasers don't add to global warming themselves, civilisation would
> > > fall, billions would die, and the remnant of humanity would no longer
> > > have a significant impact on planetary systems.
> > ### No, no, they are real libertarians, not straw ones :) Of course
> > they would observe all the niceties of prior warning, proper
> > techniques for the escalation of force to minimize harm, etc. With
> > great power comes a great responsibility, the responsibility to give a
> > choice.
> > Rafal
> I don't know, I don't like 'em. Can I choose an alternate security provider?
### No way! The thread's title is "Under the libertarian yoke", not
"Living large in Libertopia".
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