reply to post by darkbake
Governments would dictate what was good for the people(healthcare, foods, whether or not people should own guns, even attitudes).
See, that's the core issue, that is not a Democracy at all. In a Democracy, people get to decide what they want
and then get together and make
a society where it works.
In our current society (sorry, the imagined society, I have to stick to that), people wanting something is considered a crime. Even on the scientific
side, we have people trying to argue that there is no free will to want anything, and at the same time, that wanting something is an anomaly.
The issue is, of course, centered here - wanting something is
illogical. That's the whole point. That is what makes it free will. Anyway -
On the medical side, people's natural traits are being medicated down to some arbitrary "norm." What is happening is the denial of the self, disguised
as a society that is better for everyone.
I think it's a Grand Illusion, and a good one, and it might even be exciting to join - until people start getting hurt, then it could turn terrifying.
Then it's going to turn into one of those things where people start thinking "how can I get farther up the ladder to avoid being put in prison or
killed off" and then, of course, there is competition - and less and less people make it until only a few survive as Kings of the Hill!
And that was a fun game, right?
edit on 15pmSun, 15 Dec 2013 18:55:37 -0600kbpmkAmerica/Chicago by darkbake because: (no reason given)