[ExI] covid or cold?

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Fri Dec 31 02:29:46 UTC 2021

On Thu, Dec 30, 2021 at 9:19 PM William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>

> 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
### You just gave me an invitation to write no less than 100,000 words :)

I think I have made some minor progress in systematizing my thoughts on
political theory in the past couple of years. I don't have the time for a
full exposition though.

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