[hackerspaces] are we creating a political discussion list?

Jamie Schwettmann jamie.schwettmann at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 20:55:24 CET 2011

It's not really politics we've gotten to discussing anyway... it's ethics, which is philosophy.  
And no, that's not "splitting hairs". IMO, discussing ethics related to any field a person finds themselves in is rather important, and completely underrated. ;)

- Jamie

On Dec 6, 2011, at 11:24 AM, Will Bradley wrote:

> Dismissing things as hopeless is exactly what the bad guys want you to do :) "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
> On Dec 6, 2011 12:04 PM, "Phillip Rhodes" <motley.crue.fan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 1:51 PM, nicolle n. <superherogirl at gmail.com> wrote:
> > politics disgusts me, and i don't enjoy talking about it.  i see the
> > formation of an even vaguely palatable government as a totally lost cause,
> > not worth my time or energy.  hacking, to me, is apolitical...i do it
> > because it interests me.
> Politics disgusts me as well.  But I feel the sting of being denied
> the freedom to make
> my own choices a little too strongly to just "tune out" and not care.
> When I see
> politicians and their corporate overlords talking about passing laws
> that would - for example - make
> it a crime to disassemble and repurpose a bit of equipment that you
> bought and paid for... I can't not
> get worked up over that, and want to do anything I can to *try* and
> effect change.
> Maybe I identify a little too strongly with the main character from "V
> for Vendetta," but I do know
> that as disgusted as I am, and as much as I long for the freedom to be
> completely apathetic about
> the political scene, I just can't.  Not as long as it affects me.
> Cheers,
> Phil
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