[ILUG] rant: geeks with guns...
paul at clubi.ie
Wed Aug 30 00:39:21 IST 2000
On Tue, 29 Aug 2000, Jimmy O'Regan wrote:
> non-lethal, and the right to bear arms just in case you feel like
> overthrowing the government is a pointless thing to enshrine in a
> constitution, because it's what people are going to do anyway.
and if you feel you need guns to protect yourself from the
institutions of the land 'just in case' then either:
- something is wrong with way your institutions are setup,
- you are a paranoid maniac from whom society should be protected,
- you do not live in a true democracy.
the 'i need guns cause i might need to defend myself against people
with guns' is the Cold War mentality. And that leads to an arms race,
insecurity and paranoia.
a decent society should not need the threat of gunpower (no matter
how subtle) to keep it stable.
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie
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Rube Walker: "Hey, Yogi, what time is it?"
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now i'd better stay off this thread or i might be lynched when i go
to work in the morning. (but if i had a gun....)
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