[cryptography] New mailing list for crypto politics/non-tech (Was: Cypherpunks mailing list)

jameschoate at austin.rr.com jameschoate at austin.rr.com
Tue Mar 26 01:37:50 EDT 2013


Actually, you're both wrong. Politics is a coping strategy we inherited from our social ancestors, nothing scientific or intelligent about it - it's an emotional behavior.

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---- Moritz <moritz at headstrong.de> wrote: 
> Can we slowly move back to crypto on this list, and discuss politics and
> cypherpunk or whatever definitions on the new one?
> 
> On 26.03.2013 06:19, James A. Donald wrote:
> > Politics is collective decision making.  Cypherpunk is opposed to
> > collective decision making.
> 
> Definition of POLITICS [Merriam-Webster]
> 1
> a : the art or science of government
> b : the art or science concerned with guiding or influencing
> governmental policy
> c : the art or science concerned with winning and holding control over a
> government
> 
> 2 : political actions, practices, or policies
> 3
> a : political affairs or business; especially : competition between
> competing interest groups or individuals for power and leadership (as in
> a government)
> b : political life especially as a principal activity or profession
> c : political activities characterized by artful and often dishonest
> practices
> 
> 4 : the political opinions or sympathies of a person
> 5
> a : the total complex of relations between people living in society
> b : relations or conduct in a particular area of experience especially
> as seen or dealt with from a political point of view
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