[CrackMonkey] FUQ, slavery is back
Monkey Master and Prince Regent of San Francisco
monkeymaster at crackmonkey.org
Wed Jan 30 18:30:49 PST 2002
begin The ASCII Floating Head of Seth David Schoen quotation:
> You know, a man once went to jail for saying that the draft was a form
> of slavery:
> Schenck v. U.S., 249 U.S. 47 (1919)
I actually used to get really annoyed at Tron fans who didn't
realize that the term "conscript" was a synonym for "slave", and not
technical jargon. It appears in the movie Tron several times, because
the programs you see in the movie are largely forced to fight
gladiatorial battles in the video games Flynn invented.
When I was young, Tron actually prompted me to ask my parents
what conscript meant (I thought it would be "console script" or
something like that). Having been through the Vietnam draft (though
not actually drafted), they were less than charitable to the concept.
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