not_AFX_lol

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not_AFX_lol wrote

From a collectivist standpoint: the idea of major metropolitan centres is, I think, somewhat incompatible with self-sustaining and self-governing communes, in that direct democracy becomes less efficient on larger scales. However, the arguments for specialization also have merit; the happy medium of small settlements would thus be optimal for an anarcho-communist or anarcho-collectivist society.

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not_AFX_lol wrote

I think we sometimes have a problem on this site where people post articles and the headlines imply a different meaning than the article. For example, someone reading this headline might think "Oh, he rejects injecting himself with CRISPR" and not read so much into the 'publicly' aspect of it. But reading the article indicates pretty clearly that the guy is actually just really worried (understandably) about people doing it as a stunt or for marketing purposes.

As far as I can tell, the guy's only regret here is that he did it in such a way that made a massive hullabaloo over the whole thing, not that he did it in the first place.