Re: `capitalist' character values

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Thu Jul 26 2001 - 08:26:56 MDT

Felix Ungman wrote:
> On onsdag 25 juli 2001 20.32, Mike Lorrey <> wrote:
> >> States, on the other hand, can't be compared to corporations,
> >>cause they are based on mandatory membership and coersion. It's
> >>a fact that in almost all modern democracies, the majority of
> >>citizens did *not* vote for their current government. Seems that
> >>actually no society has the government it deserves.
> >
> >On the contrary, Felix. Failure to act to disapprove is a market signal
> >of acquiescence. If you don't think it's important enough to vote
> >against injustice, then you must approve of the unjust actions of the
> >state.
> Mike, I really meant that in modern democracy the majority usually
> voted *against* the government. It's a consequence of how modern
> democracies are constructed.

What? Please explain.

I suppose that this certainly applies to the european countries, where
the governments are all for EU unification but the majority of the
people claim to not be, yet continue to vote into office the scoundrels
who are voting for unification. Sounds to me like they asked for it,
though. 'Stupid is as stupid does.'

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