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Old January 31 2013, 08:58 PM   #34
Re: What are the requirements for the joining the Federation?

So is the idea that something could be "not discriminatory".

Everything we ever do, discriminates. Everything we ever think, discriminates. "Equality" doesn't exist. If you see it somewhere, you are just being blind or biased.

Thus, it is a very relevant point whether the discrimination inherent in a caste system would be less tolerable than that inherent in all other systems. You can't vote in a Finnish election, Sci. That is discrimination, but that is good discrimination we all support, with arms if necessary. In turn, I can't vote for or against my favorite US Presidential candidate. A caste system need not be too different from this: different rights for different people, but none of it particularly malevolent or detrimental.

Timo Saloniemi
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