[ExI] covid or cold?

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 31 02:19:36 UTC 2021

On Thu, Dec 30, 2021 at 8:16 PM Rafal Smigrodzki via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 30, 2021 at 8:55 PM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> 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.
> ### Sure, there are legitimate actions that are coordinated at community
> level and may be compulsory for all community members, such as blackouts
> during the Blitz. I just don't see much of anything analogous in the
> pandemic situation.
> Rafal   But we need guidelines, not just a decision in one particular
> case.  In other words, we need theory.  bill w
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