[hackerspaces] Sigh -- I'm not helping with Maker Faires this year.

Will Bradley bradley.will at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 18:18:36 CEST 2012

It's a slippery slope, if you pay taxes you fund your country's military
too. But if you're against war, you do what you can to resist it, and in
the way you feel best. I know I wouldn't support interests or strings
attached like this, and am rethinking Maker Faire as a result.
On Apr 4, 2012 12:50 AM, "Jerry Isdale" <isdale at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sorry but I'm a bit confused by Mitch's refusal to attend Maker Faire
> because DARPA funds its high school educational program but his willingness
> to go to China and attend Maker Carnival, etc.  The Chinese government (as
> socialist/communist state) is heavily invested in its industry, tourism,
> military and occupation of various former other countries (eg Tibet).
>  China is seeking to benefit its military/domestic security, etc by
> bringing in western technology.  Going to China is as supportive of the
> repression of Tibet as going to Maker Faire is of supporting US DoD in my
> humble opinion.
> If you are going to be anti-military, then you should be anti-military of
> any nation.
> Jerry Isdale
> isdale at gmail.com
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