[ExI] Fwd: A rant on financial obesity and Project Virgle & an ironic disclosure :-)
pharos at gmail.com
Tue Apr 22 08:34:44 UTC 2008
On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 9:00 AM, Emlyn wrote:
> I found something really fascinating in that post, namely this:
> "The Abolition of Work
> by Bob Black, 1985
> No one should ever work.
> Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost any
> evil you'd care to name comes from working or from living in a world
> designed for work. In order to stop suffering, we have to stop
> working. "
> It's a long article, but well worth the read if you've never read it.
> I need to read it again and have a bit of a think about it, I reckon.
In case you haven't noticed Bob Black is an anarchist. :)
Beginning in the late 1970s, Bob Black was one of the earliest people
to advocate what is now called post-left anarchy. In his vociferously
confrontational writing style he has criticized many of the perceived
sacred cows of leftist, anarchist, and activist thought.
He has also written an equally amusing rant against Libertarians
I agreed to come here today to speak on some such subject as "The
Libertarian as Conservative." To me this is so obvious that I am hard
put to find something to say to people who still think libertarianism
has something to do with liberty. A libertarian is just a Republican
who takes drugs.
He's a fun read, no doubt about that......
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