reply to post by afoolbyanyothername
Like security systems in a computer, there are basically two methods of implementing them. You either ‘define’ that everything is allowed , and
from thereon you start to define rules for what should be restricted and forbidden, or you ‘define’ that everything is forbidden , and from
thereon you start to give permissions to certain things.
In my country they have chosen the latter. I know that the politicians in our country would like nothing more than to totally forbid everything they
possibly could in order to control everybody, but they are ‘smart’, the kind of smartness that only politicians develop. They know that if they
did this , that would mean accepting a totalitarian state, and thus there would always exist a risk that civil unrest sooner or later could break out.
They also know that by forbidding everything, there would be no way to profit on the crimes that anyone would commit. They would have to put everybody
in jail, and that would be a system that only leads to excessive expenses and waste of resources.
So they eventually have decided upon some sort of ‘in between’ solution where they somehow legalize everything ‘barely’. That is to say. They
apposes so many rules, laws and regulations that they possibly can , on pretty much everything there is. In this way people are eventually doomed to
break all kind of laws and regulations. Thus the multitude of governmental monitoring systems which (in my country) are pretty resourceful and clever
at this, will pick these ‘crimes’ up , leaving you with a large fine and a bad conscience. Thus they can cash in on guilt.
This system has proved to function so well, that it has (as they say in my country) gone ‘sport’ in it. By that they mean that it has triggered
competition. Thus there exist some kind of everlasting competition between lawmakers, bureaucrats and different governmental departments, who can come
up with the most clever regulation or law that could create most profit.
It would of course be impossible for me to tell you about the multitude of those laws and regulations. They comes in thousands and thousands. Hey. We
are actually talking about a detailed regulation of an entire population. Evil tongues have it that it is easier to define what is allowed and legal,
than what is restricted, prohibited and limited.
It is of course getting worse every year, but always to my astonishment, people seems to adjust and quietly accept it like sheeps. Thus they are
running to the poles each time there is a new election coming up asking for more. Sometimes I wonder if my people suffers by some kind of self-injury
disorder. If the government would tell them to sleep on Nail mattresses they would do it without questioning.
So I have pretty much learnt that politicians basically always have three ways of dealing with (what they themselves) calls ‘problems’.
They introduce a law that forbids it.
They introduce regulations
They use the price mechanism.
The latter method has become very successful in my country. By using this method, the politicians does not have to monitor or fine everybody, they
just cash in on the taxes they appose everything (raising them each year). It a win win situation for them.
Are there any other countries out there who has invented such fun systems?
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