[FoRK] Smoking mad...

Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> on Tue Feb 5 18:54:34 PST 2008

On Feb 5, 2008 9:47 PM, Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
>
> On Feb 5, 2008, at 8:26 PM, Luis Villa wrote:
>
> >> I reject the idea that "common carriage" applies to the kind of
> >> mutual and not-immediately-perilous consensual activities of a group
> >> of adults we're talking about here.
> >
> > I didn't say they did. But they are impositions on private property
> > owners in the name of a public good. That concept is not new; it is
> > nearly as old as the notion of private property itself.
>
> Surely you recognize the peril inherent whenever that concept is
> applied.
>
> It's perhaps the most dangerous rationalization ever devised by man.

The argument has been made that the dangerous rationalization is
private property, not the other way around.

Personally, I find the dangerous thing to be thinking of the world as
a black and white place, rather than one with shades of gray. :)

Luis

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