Socio-Economic Cults (Re: Cypherpunk Cults)

Adam Back aba at
Wed Aug 27 10:22:54 PDT 1997

David Formosa <dformosa at> writes:
> On Tue, 26 Aug 1997, William H. Geiger III wrote:
> [...]
> > "You fuck with me, my family, or my property you die. You leave me alone
> > and I leave you alone."
> Thats fine and good.  But if I can't trust the goverment to folow its own
> rules and uphold liberty how can I trust you?  And how can I trust the
> next person? and the next? ...

It's a distributed system, it's more resilient to abuse than

If one person becomes too much of a nuisance (real trigger happy for
ultra minor infractions -- swearing at them, daring to look at them
when they're in a bad bood) relatives, friends, or concerned citizens
will correct (fill trigger happy person with lead).

That's how the wild west worked anyway... outlaws didn't last that

So you're relying on other peoples sense of fairness ... should easily
work out better than governments.

Have *you* exported RSA today? -->

print pack"C*",split/\D+/,`echo "16iII*o\U@{$/=$z;[(pop,pop,unpack"H*",<>

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