Re: virus: Re: Virus: Sociological Change
Fri, 20 Dec 96 16:28:45 GMT wrote:

> On Wed, 18 Dec 1996, Martin Traynor wrote:
> > On 18 Dec 96 at 15:46, wrote:
> >
> > > The power hungry, and the greedy cause a threat to the "ordinary"
> > > people, and thus to protect themselves, they must form government.
> > > Anarchy ends.
> >
> > No. To protect themselves they only have to form a power coalition.
> > This can have the specific goal of protection from attack *without*
> > having anything to do with the governance of the people who form it.
> > BTW, I'm not disputing that there are certain freedoms which it might
> > make sense to voluntarily relinquish for certain concessions. For
> > example, you and I might sit down and make an agreement between
> > ourselves that we will not attack each other. We might sign a contract
> > specifying the acceptable limits of intrusion upon each others
> > lifestyles and we may employ an agency of some kind to mediate in
> > disputes or to take revenge should the pact be broken by one of us.
> > This consensual agreement can be extrapolated as far as you'd like to
> > take it, with millions of people having the same or similar terms and
> > conditions of business with each other and with various enforcement
> > agencies backing up these contracts, but it does not constitute
> > government.
> Implementation details would be interesting.... Explicit constructions
> would require having a functionally anarchic society to cross-check my
> speculation.

I can't see that there would be any implementation details, as in
Anarchy, the details would always be inaccurate, as people are
free to change as they like, and be as pedantic as they like :)

The idea of an Anarchic society (especially in this day and age) is fairly
difficult to imagine. Firstly because Anarchy doesn't really support
a society (by my definition anyway), and secondly, because an anarchy
would mean the dissolution of the state, and so there's going to be
all this land that's inhabited, bt ruled by no one. Try convincing me
that /someone/ will try and invade. As an anarchic system, there would
be little or no defence.

Richard Jones
"We are the New Breed,
We are the Future."