Legitimacy was Re: Ross Ulbricht got 2xLife+40 for a Harmless Website

Karl gmkarl at gmail.com
Thu Jul 1 00:17:18 PDT 2021

On Wed, Jun 30, 2021, 7:45 PM David Barrett <dbarrett at expensify.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 29, 2021 at 11:48 AM Karl <gmkarl at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > > his nazi 'laws' have any legitimacy at all?
>>> >
>>> > I'll try to answer a guess as to what you mean if you can stop giving
>>> me a
>>> > worse game to play.  Everything has some degree of legitimacy.
>>>         That's  wrong. Criminals like barrett have no legitimacy. And
>>> neither has your
> Comments like this reinforce the need to respect and defend the actual
> institutions we have, as imperfect as they are.  He's accused me, without
> evidence -- or even any statement of what supposed law I broke -- of being
> a criminal.  We all need to push back on this kind of anti-democratic,
> anti-justice language whenever we see it.  It's fine to disagree; it's fine
> to call the cops on me for whatever you think it is I've done.  But to
> basically assert judgement without any investigation or process is to
> demonstrate a complete disinterest in justice itself.  There's too much of
> that going on; silent people need to push back on this corrosive tactic.
> -david

I'll fight with my life to prevent conflict and end blaming of others, if I
can figure out how.  Where are you at?

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