[ExI] 'Survival of the fittest' ??

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Sat Jan 18 09:03:56 UTC 2020

On Sat, Jan 11, 2020 at 9:30 AM BillK via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Sat, 11 Jan 2020 at 07:16, Rafal Smigrodzki via extropy-chat
> <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> > ### Well, yes - real libertarianism is "live and let live", and this
> also implies "live and let die".
> > I am not my brother's keeper. Removal of legal sanctions for using and
> selling dangerous drugs
> > would certainly facilitate infliction of self-harm, and some people who
> are too timid to use drugs
> > now might become victims of their own stupidity - well, so what? We may
> offer good advice in
> > the spirit of the good Samaritan but if this advice is not heeded, I do
> not feel guilty for whatever
> > happens. The only situation where this does not apply is of course
> children and other wards
> > but that's a different story.
> > _______________________________________________
In response bill wrote the following:

> This interpretation is based on the now discredited Social Darwinism
> belief system.
>  Social Darwinism has been used to justify imperialism, racism,
> eugenics and social inequality at various times over the past century
> and a half.

### Oh, so if I say "live and let live", I am a racist and an imperialist?

Well, whatever.

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