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originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
Honestly it seems like the only thing that will bring the world together is a gigantic cataclysm. One that wipes out the majority of the population, leaves most of the planet in absolute ruins, no resources to pick through, no way to communicate except by voice, and most are so panicked, confused, hurt or looking for food or water that fighting is the last thing on their list. I believe only then will most people unite.
I'm guessing anything less will only see a minority unite while the majority still continue their daily routines.
originally posted by: Ex_MislTech
a reply to: charlyv
Historical precedent shows that the larger a government gets, the more corrupt it
Thus Lord Actons quote, etc etc...
This is one of the reasons for the limited government ideal.
As soon as power is centralized corrupting forces move in to assert their forms of
control thru blackmail, bribery, fear, intimidation, drugs, sex, or any other kind
of leverage they can imagine.
This is a large part of how the US and the EU have become what they are now.