[ExI] Private and government R&D

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 03:45:58 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 11:24 PM, Anna Taylor<femmechakra at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> --- On Mon, 7/20/09, Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The main thing is, we should not commit violence. End of
>> (consequentialist) moral story. It is wrong to initiate
>> violence, no
>> matter what a fine yarn about low cost and helping the poor
>> the
>> socialist teachers instilled in your mind.
> So that's it? I don't commit to any violent behavior and I get everything I want? That's the moral of the story?:)
### No. If you don't commit violence, nobody has a legitimate claim to
use violence against you. Whatever you have, you can keep and use as
you see fit, and nobody has the right to use violence against you in
your own domain. So the moral is "The innocent get to do anything they
want with all they have".

Do you notice that the interpretation you mentioned in your question
is almost the polar opposite of the meaning I intended?


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