Re: humanism vs transhumanism?

03 Apr 1998 16:57:00 +0200

Hi extropians, Dear Mark,

> Remi Sussan [] wrote:
> >I'm an antiauthoritarian: I think democracy is the closest form of
> >"spontaneous order " that we know, the best way we found to limit, and
> >eventually break down, power structures.
> Hmm, I don't understand how you can call "do what the majority tell you or
> else" democracy an example of antiauthoritarian "spontaneous order", or
> claim that it limits and breaks down power structures when the real-world
> examples seem to show democratic bureaucracies bloating until they collapse
> due to lack of funds to steal.

Hmm, can we please tell aparth between parlamentarian democracy and direct
democracy? -- I think that direct democracy is really the closest form of
"spontaneous order" that we know. Democratic bureaucracies are a phaenomen
of the parlamentarian democracies.


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