[ExI] ccp struggles
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 21:54:57 UTC 2020
Do not conflate free speech with “the right to bear arms”. The latter is a
peculiarly American idea. The rest of the world for the most part thinks
*Not Switzerland bill w*
On Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 4:37 PM Stathis Papaioannou via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Apr 2020 at 06:25, spike jones via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> I have been doing some what-if thinking.
>> China is watching the goings on in Hong Kong and so are the commies
>> the government over there. It is getting pretty easy to envision the
>> Chinese people deciding that freedom of speech business would be a nice
>> thing to have. Perhaps they are collectively thinking how nice it would
>> if they could post anything they want on the internet and not need to
>> it might cost them their lives.
>> So what if... this whole virus catastrophe really is as bad as I think it
>> now. Recall what happened in 1986 when the power plant exploded in
>> Chernobyl and the commies tried to cover it up. If you talk to Ukranians
>> who were there (I have close friends who were) and Russians, many will
>> that was the one event that really changed everything. Ukraine just
>> want this anymore. The ball started rolling right then, and didn't stop
>> until the communist party in Russia was overthrown and replaced.
>> If the virus really does slay as many proles in China as I think it is
>> to, those 1.4 billion proles may decide they don't want this anymore.
>> want freedom of speech, they want the right to bear arms, they want the
>> kinds of freedoms Americans have taken for granted since forever. Do let
> Do not conflate free speech with “the right to bear arms”. The latter is a
> peculiarly American idea. The rest of the world for the most part thinks
> it’s crazy.
> Stathis Papaioannou
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