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Re: Why the "social contract" should not be endorsed

From: Daniel Pocock
Subject: Re: Why the "social contract" should not be endorsed
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2020 22:26:27 +0100
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On 22/02/2020 08:29, Alex Taylor wrote:
> Finally "endorsing" the text would give the rebel group a legitimacy
> which they neither have, nor deserve.  It's instructive to look at the
> track record of these renegades.   The Guile and Guix projects have both
> excluded and/or vilified people who disagree with the people in power
> (the same people who push the "social contract").    If you choose to
> endorse this text, bear in mind that the words are imprecise so don't be
> surprised if, sometime down the road, your endorsement is used as a
> weapon against you when you fall out of favor with the powermongers.

It took me a few days, but I finally came up with a concise summary of
the situation:

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