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John Perry Barlow Quotes

"But groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having."

"The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it."
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"One can imagine the government's problem. This is all pretty magical stuff to them. If I were trying to terminate the operations of a witch coven, I'd probably seize everything in sight. How would I tell the ordinary household brooms from the getaway vehicles?"
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"In Cyberspace, the First Amendment is a local ordinance."
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"Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you, we cannot obtain order by physical coercion. We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest, and the commonweal, our governance will emerge."
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"You do not know our culture, our ethics, or the unwritten codes that already provide our society more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions."
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"We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before."
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"Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds."
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