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What if you lived in anarchotopia. Some people were better armed than
others, but there was no real police force. There were arbitration
agents, and even a half-assed toothless "United Neighbors"
organization that passed all kinds of resolutions but compliance with
their rulings was in effect voluntary. There was also a big mean biker
gang armed with M16's, grenades, and missile launchers. Let's say they
were called the Yanks. They were the biggest opponents of the commie
liberals at the United Neighbors organization, denouncing it (rightly)
as an attempt at world government. Now let's say there's another gang,
led by one Osama Bin Rotten. They're not yet as well armed but they
are young, sneaky, hungry, and anxious to see if the Yanks are as
tough as they pretend to be.
A major rumble is brewing and you're beginning to worry that in the
process the whole neighborhood will get burned down.
How would you propose to resolve this issue without submitting to a
world government nor a despotism of the Yanks or Bin Rotten?
Purpose: to take the geopolitical mess and put it in a more familiar
contex in order to better understand the dilemma of preserving a
multipolar and autonomous world yet also a peaceful/lawful one.
* I believe that the majority of the world's Muslims are good, *
* honorable people. If you are a Muslim and want to reassure me and *
* others that you are part of this good, honorable majority, all *
* you need to say are nine simple words: "I OPPOSE the Wahhabi cult *
* and its Jihad." *
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