[ExI] yelling fire

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 13 14:12:43 UTC 2021

Spike wrote:
 "They still don’t understand of course, because explosives are illegal in
California.  The meekly conforming drones have never seen either a cherry
bomb or an M-80.  Sheesh, kids these days."

Don't get me started! And I bet most of them never got a copy of the
classic "Anarchist's Bible," and if they did, it was the very slender
highly edited version! Lol


On Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 7:41 AM Anton Sherwood via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On 2021-4-09 08:05, spike jones via extropy-chat wrote:
> > I heard an expression this week that reminds me of my cheerfully
> > misspent childhood: You can’t yell fire in a crowded theatre.
> The phrase has a shameful history.
> https://www.popehat.com/2012/09/19/three-generations-of-a-hackneyed-apologia-for-censorship-are-enough/
> Ironically in light of its source, the metaphor applies more aptly to
> politicians who tell tall tales to stir up war.
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