October 30, 2007


I don't get drawn into comment threads very often (or often at all), but I've gotten drawn into this one.

It is extraordinary, disheartening and more than a little frightening to realize the extent to which the omnipresent, close to omnipotent state has come to dominate the perspective of so many people, and that so many of them appear to regard this state of affairs as axiomatic and unalterable -- even in places where one would not expect to encounter this phenomenon. These observations are not directed at IOZ at all, but at some of the commenters. [For a bit more on this from IOZ himself, see here.]

You might want to, as they say, read the whole thing.

AND STILL ONE MORE TIME: From the end of February -- Building an Effective Resistance.

Will enough of you finally wake up in time, and begin to do something? The answer, almost certainly, is: No, you will not.