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Old November 9 2012, 12:57 PM   #28
Timo
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Re: VOTE today! And is the Federation a democracy?

Free masses will tend to gyrate towards class identities or identities in general; humans just aren't interested in becoming a homogeneous whole, not beyond a comfortable community size of a couple of hundred people (perhaps to be multiplied somewhat through things like mass media and fast long-range communications and transportation, but still).

Draconian rule sounds like the more probable way out of class conflict than freedom, then. At the very least a common foe to hate would unify a number of factions that otherwise would prefer to find and emphasize any "identifying" differences.

Timo Saloniemi
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