From: Bryan Bishop (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jul 08 2008 - 00:37:28 MDT
On Tuesday 08 July 2008, Lee Corbin wrote:
> Surely, you must admit, it depends on the capabilities of the
> individuals who emerge from the history at a particular point.
> Probably even cultural aspects of their historical situation
> determine just as much.
> I posit that in many cases the people simply are not capable of
> self-rule or are absolutely too unprepared for it by their own
> cultural history. We also can surely judge that this was the case in
> many historical societies we're aware of.
I'm wondering what makes you think that nations and governments somehow
magically (vitalism) makes it so that these same unprepared people are
able to come together and somehow make it so that they are prepared.
It's simply not true. We all have our favorite examples of
inefficiencies and ridiculousness. It's still the same fundamental
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