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Originally posted by Mr Headshot I know it's impossibe at the moment because of the current state of technology but I would love to live in a true anarchy or a tribal system.
Tribal being like communism but on a very small scale and not based on money, more like a barter economy.
True anarchy being completely self sufficient and living on the land. Using nature as our governer and not any manmade institutions. This, as I said, can't work unless we're blown back into the stone age.
Originally posted by For(Home)Country
" I believe that religion has much to offer in how we live our lives, to keep ourselves pure and just, and to keep away from living such "me" orientated lives, however, we have strayed far from the path, not only ignoring the restraints of common religion, but almost to a point where the only way humans may have regard for morals, is if the law enforces it."
If you think about it, totalitarianism could be our moral enforcer. Having a "morally right" Government, who posses the power to invade every aspect of our lives, could straighten us out, and lead us down a path to morality. No one can deny, that as humans, we tend to do what we can that will provide the most immediate benefit. Yes, there are many circumstances where humans have compassion, and we are not all selfish, but I am just considering the normal, western stereotype (Hollywood, Pop culture, Television, etc).
People will only do the morally right thing often because the law enforces it. An example could be speeding. If there was no speed limit, a lot of people would go as fast as they can to ensure time didn't interfere with their personal agenda, with no regard for others traveling or their safety.
I believe that if we were restricted to doing what was right by an almost in-corruptible government, everything would change. I would have absolutely no problem with constant surveillance within everything I do, a large police force present everywhere, all the time, and several other elements that would otherwise seem like a police state in "free" countries.
Humanity has turned so far away from doing what is right, to doing what feels good, without regard for consequences on them and others. People believe that the Government has no right to interfere with their lives, in almost any way, and only supports Government when the Government directly benefits them, such as a tax break or funding for various programs.
Such a government that would control and monitor every aspect of our lives could change all this.
However, like I said earlier, in supporting totalitarianism, I only condone such an idea under the most morally right persons governing and leading, which I think we all know, is an impossibility.