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  1. Daft Durden
    March 8, 2019 @ 11:51 pm

    Interesting topic. I think most of us are programmed from a young age to embrace the current paradigm of governance. It could be fear that is stopping the masses from adopting a new mentality like this. Example: The fear of being responsible to make difficult decisions.

    I believe, when compared to the current consensus of governance, this new paradigm you are suggesting requires more work, on the behalf of the individual, and perhaps that is an underlying roadblock to success. I hate to think laziness is a block on this superior model of thinking.

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  2. Logitarian
    March 9, 2019 @ 12:04 am

    Laziness is indeed a significant factor. Physical objects (humans included) take the path of least resistance.

    When a “leader” speaks loudly and offers solutions, followers will take the path of least resistance by adhering to the speaker, often even to their own detriment, as long as their adherence means having to think less.

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  3. R. K. Danielson
    March 9, 2019 @ 7:49 am

    As individuals, we are, indeed, limited to our area of influence. This area is relatively small but it is impacted by what we say and do. Pontificating about what could or should be done is but a breeze on a sunny day.
    Our individual impact is what matters.
    We have been given a perfect recipe for governance: Matthew 22: 39 “Love your neighbor as yourself”.
    If I (you) cannot or will not exercise and model this fundamental principle, our community will default to well intention but faulty “protection”.

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    • Logitarian
      March 9, 2019 @ 5:03 pm

      Yes, some societies may lead to governmental power structures, but this does not mean that real change can not happen. Not long ago, the premise of humans owning other humans was so widely accepted that some slaves even felt guilty about wanting to be free.

      Even with a government in place, we can all benefit by changing our default solution from violence to non-violence. Martin Luther King, Jr. took this approach, and in a relatively short time his message of peace overcame the legalized violence lined up against his movement.

      “Love your neighbor as yourself” is, according to Jesus, the greatest commandment of all. Should we not then default to love, compassion and understanding before all else? Relying on the force of government to be used against one’s neighbors to “fix” issues is arguably the opposite of obeying this commandment.

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