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



On Tue, 24 Jul 2018 05:06:01 -0500
John Newman <jnn AT synfin.org> wrote:

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> 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:
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> >>  ∙ the state    direct democracy    anarchy/ism
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> >	so what is 'direct democracy'? A bunch of statists who can 'directly
> >vote' on how to abuse their betters? 
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> >	unless you give some actual specification for 'direct democracy'
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> 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".

	
	And the author presents it as good, bad, or he remains impartial to it?

	Anyway, that sort of mechanism seems like a wet dream for people interested in turning (other) people into the most 'efficient' cogs for 'society'. 




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