Ethics from the Barrel of a Gun

An excellent essay from anarcho-libertarian Eric S. Raymond about "What Bearing Weapons Teaches About the Good Life." Eric makes a convincing argument that even pacifists and the like show own firearms to help them understand the violence of the state and remind them of their own moral capability as a sovereign capable of the dignity of free man.

ESR is a hoopy frood.

BobRobertson 5 years 17 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago

Sadly, back in 2001, he caught the "kill the rag-heads" bug, revealing a much deeper Republican streak than I thought he had. I recommend his "The Magic Caldron" and "The Cathedral and the Bazaar" books about free and open source programming.

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