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Originally posted by andy1033
Persoanlly i do not think i would want to live under any version of human governments. They all stink.
Maybe in the future, we may create computers that are so advanced, that they decide what is right and wrong in our society and let them be the judge. I heard al bielek, talk about his version of a future, with such a computer, but will we ever get such a thing, and will it corrupt, in some way, like how the matrix film plays out?
So the best i think is some sort of socialism, but again, humans being humans, they have there needs to bring suffering on people they hate.
So what can we do?
Originally posted by Oreyeon
In my honest opinion, no government at all would be the best government. Let people work together in communion, learning to prop one another up, sharing in the absolute amazement that is life. Well amazing when we aren't killing each other over ignorant things.
When the Soviet Union finally crumbled in 1991, my ex-wife (a political economist and former advisor to a certain Texas political family) said, "Well, we're next". Of course she put no timeline on it, but it was one of the few things my ex-wife was right about. With Free Market vs. State Socialism, you have two unworkable systems slugging it out for dominance. What will finally come out of this mess is "The Third Way", a modified market economy with an activist government. The right wing of the GOP will jump up and down, but the tide has turned on their libertarian market philosophy.
Originally posted by wheresthetruth
For the moment, the government of the US (and others around the world) are not really working out like a lot of people would wish. The waters are so polluted in so many areas as nations try to adopt this or that to maintain their own idea of a successful society. Currently, the US is a Democratic Republic. In its origin, the founders felt this type of representation would allow the country to develop without giving too much power to any one or few people and that the citizens could choose for themselves who they would have speak for them. The democratic inclinations demand that every choice be met with majority favor, insuring that at least the majority of the people of the nation would be served with each action conducted by the representing government. Of course, we have seen of late (last couple of decades) that the bumpy road is paved with the best of intentions. We are evolving (or perhaps devolving) into Corporate Capitalism with Socialist intentions and it is further polluting the D.R. waters and corrupting the politicians that swim in it.
With the state of the world right now and the ever changing political societies that come and go, what would be your choice form of government to live under? Assume you could clutter or purify the ideology.
I may get scolded for this, especially as an American citizen, but in its simplest form, Communism is an attractive government option. Polluted by the socialistic or capitalist properties is when it starts to fail by serving the few on the backs of the many. Purified Communism is a free and open society where people are not labeled or placed into classes. It promotes all for all rather than most for the few. One downfall is the idea of collective ownership, which basically entitles everyone to everything. It is not a bad idea if you grow up in such a society, but it meets with objections from those that are used to private or limited shared ownerships and limited beneficiaries. As well, it is a bit chaotic, since the lack of classification means that many people do many things, having few specialists in the society. However, over time, I think a society that could hold the core ideals of this type of government would see more benefits than downfalls.
USSR proved that a cluttered Communism does not work over long term and the US has proven that a Democratic Republic does not always work either.
I would love to know what more of you think on this subject. There is a lot of civics out there to choose from and plenty of success and failure proof to back a claim either way.
Libertarianism is more a form of Ideology than a form of government, however I do understand where you are coming from, and I believe you are correct.
Originally posted by unityemissions
Libertarianism. It makes the most sense. Anarchy is not an option for todays world, but a truly limited government is ideal.
[edit on 9-10-2008 by unityemissions]