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[–]Robin 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children) has

Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. - from In Defense of Women (1918)

[–]Jesus 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

We need a tyrant. Someone who can restore the jubilee year. Back in the day tyrants were not synonymous with oppression, very much to the contrary in that a tyrant restored order and ridded the oppresive creditor class, which seems fitting today as the creditors have the biggest welfare plan going on.

[–]Alduin 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Just how way back was this day? Because in the present, with the benefit of all human knowledge and history at my fingertips, I see the repeated failure of central planning. The last thing I want is to centralize it even more.

But then again I don't work for the people at the center of it.

[–]Jesus 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Sumer, but it was done during neo-Babylonian times and biblical times as well.