> > It seems the world's greatest liberal deomcracy is intent on
> > turning into a
> > theocracy. There goes the global neighbourhood.
> The theocratization of the US can be seen as an illustration of why
> non-repressive societies become repressive societies: give people freedom,
> and that includes the group which wants to use that freedom to set up a
> repressive society. How do you defend against that without becoming a
> repressive society? You don't. It's the paradox of libertarianism and
> anarchism -- neither can really exist in practice. To defend a libertarian
> or anarchist society from determined people and organizations who want to
> bring about another form of society/govenment requires that the libertarian
> or anarchist society organise and become non-libertarian/non-anarchist.
Actually it may be possible to escape this paradox via technology. Ever
read about the Sysop Scenario?
-- Brian Atkins Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence http://www.singinst.org/
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