Pro-Freedom FanaticTongpu: When I say "without government", "killing everybody in government or with a stake in defending it" is a valid option. It's called "revolution". I guess they could also step down peacefully, or they might collapse on their own. My personal recommendation would be giving no quarter to the authorities during a revolution. Perhaps those who surrender might be spared, but I wouldn't advise it: If you leave the cops and the politicians alive, they're bound to revert to their old habits. I do not believe in reeducating authoritarians: Culling them is less risky.
edited 7th Mar '11 2:47:48 AM by SavageHeathen
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Tongpu: When I say "without government", "killing everybody in government or with a stake in defending it" is a valid option.Of course. As is teleporting us to another planet. The issue on my mind is feasibility, not validity.
edited 7th Mar '11 2:59:55 AM by Tongpu
I do not believe in reeducating authoritarians: Culling them is less risky.That is a disturbing line of thought. EDIT: Okay, that was slightly inflammatory. I think it could be better summed up as, what would be your criteria for who would be considered 'authoritarian'? Are you basing this on actions or words, or thoughts? How would you deal with people who disagree with authoritarianism, but also disagree with your system?
edited 7th Mar '11 7:07:59 AM by EthZee
edited 7th Mar '11 12:48:04 PM by Pentadragon
Connoisseur of redheadsDing, ding, ding!
vigilantly taxonomishReeducation might be "risky", but culling is certain to result in deaths (people die when they are culled). Given the choice between the risk of something bad and the guarantee of something bad, I'd rather take the risk.
That's so obvious I'm very mad at myself for not noticing it.
edited 7th Mar '11 3:13:13 PM by ViralLamb
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The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.
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