WA Delegate (non-executive): The Republic of United Districts of the Republican State (elected 3 days 22 hours ago)
Founder: The Commonwealth of Whipjangle
Regional Power: Moderate
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|1.||The Blablabla of Anarchyst||Left-wing Utopia||“Where there is authority, there is no freedom”|
|2.||The The Libertarian state of Karh||Capitalizt||“Oooh, Thursday”|
|3.||The Republic of Totoso_Mussolini||Corporate Police State||“O Poder é meu”|
|4.||The Republic of HUFS||Democratic Socialists||“Veritas, Pax, Creatio”|
|5.||The Grand Duchy of The Chestnut Tree Cafe||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Freedom is the freedom to say 2+2 = 4”|
|6.||The Empire of Daxe||New York Times Democracy||“It is here, it is far away...”|
|7.||The Holy Empire of Nation of Jesus our lord and savior||Psychotic Dictatorship||“YOU WILL GO TO HELL”|
|8.||The Protectorate of Ferravia||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Prosperity through Freedom and Self-reliance”|
|9.||The New United States of Jordtopia||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Una Natio sub Deo Libertateque”|
|10.||The Republic of Desperaclitus||Civil Rights Lovefest||“A Deo valore. A valore spei.”|
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I'd like to think most will help out their fellow Americans, but...
I reject your primarily Hobbesian view on the nature of man. Man is by nature a social animal & from this comes peace. Peace is the norm & so is conflict resolution. Hobbes used this basis to support a need for a strong centralized government built on the social contract. When it comes down to it people in America will help each other most of the time or seek peaceful conflict resolutions.
Have you seen the pictures of the aftermath of the riots before the snow storms?
No I have looked & not found them which is puzzling
Perhaps they took the photos down, but the streets were trashed, store windows were broken, and the shelves were devoid of merchandise. If this is what happens just because of a little snow, what will these barbarians do when their children are hungry and they can't find food for them?
I do not have a "Hobbesian view of man" - some people behave well, some people behave badly. I asked QUESTION - how is the culture developing?
For example how much of the United States is still a "guilt culture" - where each INDIVIDUAL is concerned with their own conscience, and much of the United States (and other Western countries) is now a "shame culture" - where as long as other people are doing something (as a mob) people just join in ("well my neighbours are doing it").
Unless you (as an individual) are prepared to die to defend the life and goods of a STRANGER (someone you have never met before) from a mob - then civilisation will fall.
And that means taking the risk of ending up face down in the gutter dead - so much less difficult to say to one's self "well it is a big supermarket - they must have insurance" or "well they will not hurt the girl too bad - they just want some fun".
We all have darkness within us (I certainly have - a lot of it). It is a question of resisting it.
Not doing the right thing when everyone will praise you for doing it - but doing the right thing when you know you are likely to end up dying gagging on your own vomit (with the laughter of the mob being the last thing you hear).
Enough people prepared to take that risk - then civilisation stands.
But humans are born peaceful & are only corrupted through their parents if the parents take the authoritarian path of guidance.
You said you don't have a Hobbesian view of the nature of mankind but you just said "we all have darkness within us" that's the Hobbesian view of inherent evil in mankind.
Im trying to understand exactly what your saying but your post is fleeting me.
As a Christian, I believe that man is born into a fallen state and only the influence of Christian principles can change him into a moral and noble being.