[ExI] covid or cold?

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 31 01:54:02 UTC 2021

Maybe it's time, esp. when we have fairly new members, to have a good
old-fashioned  discussion of libertarianism.  I have some doubts and so
does John, as he wrote the other day.  There has to be a line between
individual rights and community rights.  No entity can own you, but if you
don't give up some rights or some part of them to go along with a serious
community interest that requires it, then you cannot be said to be a
citizen of that society.  You would be ousted from many tribes over
history.  Or worse.  What would have happened to you in WWII in London if
you insisted on leaving your house lights on?  Get shot as a traitor might
be likely.  bill w

On Thu, Dec 30, 2021 at 7:34 PM Rafal Smigrodzki via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 30, 2021 at 1:19 PM Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> Except that a number of people really do believe that letting COVID run
>> unchecked would be better for everyone - or at least, they say they do.
>> That you label this as heinous behavior answers the question in your
>> case: you clearly do not believe that letting COVID run unchecked would be
>> better.  A lot of people (perhaps most?) believe that letting it run
>> unchecked - again, as a number of other people advocate - would indeed be
>> heinous.
> ### Unchecked, as in really not doing anything at all to deal with it?
> These are few and far between. Almost everybody will agree with some or
> other interventions, all the way from masked lockdown forever with monthly
> booster shots administered by armed goons to only accepting voluntary
> isolation of the most vulnerable people and no compulsory anything. I am in
> that latter camp (i.e. do everything that makes sense as long as you don't
> initiate force against others) and from reading Spike's posts it's clear he
> gravitates there too, so why ask him about "unchecked" Covid?
> Rafal
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