From: "Charles Hixson" <email@example.com>
> Tyranny of the majority is bad, but it doesn't compare to
> tyranny of the minority.
That's because it's easier to overthrow a tyranny of the minority than to
overthrow a tyranny of the majority. The larger the tyranny, the worse its
> The only solution I know of is to some
> how restrict the powers of governments.
That's what Ronald Reagan and libertarians have tried to do...
and get demonized for their effort.
> This is usually
> temporary, as governments are quite clever about circumventing
> such rules.
Once you give corrupt politicos power, they don't want to give it up.
(Don't be fooled. Power doesn't corrupt people. Corrupt people seek power.)
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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment
We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.
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