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David Hubbard

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Do we need the approval of fools to correct the planet?

Intelligence must play a stronger role in world affairs. The non-aggressive few who can see past the delusions and discuss the world as it is, as well as how it might improve.

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    Mar 2 2013: In the current democracy, where one can vote with no skin in the game, yes.

    But if you brainwash someone do you really have their approval, are they even sentient on the subject?
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      Mar 2 2013: If you brainwash them then they are only a mirror and benign.

      I think you agree with me that a one world iGovernment is the only solution.
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        Mar 2 2013: Benign to anyone who would treat people with such little regard and antipathetic to themselves.

        A one world government would be fantastic to create a dystopian future and toxic to anything remotely resembling life.
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        Mar 3 2013: This is best explained by Ayn Rand in that the individual is what furthers the survival of mankind though individual actions and inventions. This is true of every great contribution in history. What does not contribute but rather fetters these great individuals is the collective. The collective prospers in a centralized government as depicted in all of the dystopian novels. The individual prospers in the small group and is crushed in a centralized government. I'm not opining here it just is.
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          Mar 3 2013: There is another viewpoint. A well run, uncorruptable planetary management system would free all people from the burden of government and allow the individual actions and inventions to flourish. The individual is not always crushed by government and many of the greatest contributors were not especially great, but simple people.
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        Mar 3 2013: I will agree to disagree.

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