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Re: [TOUGH QUESTIONS] State or individual - which should be master? - Zerowedgie

On July 23, 2018 3:42:49 PM CDT, juan <juan.g71 AT gmail.com> wrote:
>On Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:03:18 +1000
>Zenaan Harkness <zen AT freedbms.net> wrote:
>>  ∙ the state    direct democracy    anarchy/ism
>	so what is 'direct democracy'? A bunch of statists who can 'directly
>vote' on how to abuse their betters? 
>	unless you give some actual specification for 'direct democracy'

In sci-fi by Alistair Reynolds there is a certain faction called the Demarchists (or demarchy, but doesn't have the same connotation as the English word) - they all get a neural implant at birth that automatically polls them on every conceivable issue in their particular community, eventually it sort of faids to a low background noise in their head.... And they all vote, on everything. I think it would drive you fucking insane but its a type of (speculative) "direct democracy".

>(which is just another for of statism anyway) you are not saying much,
>if anything.