I never said anything about the loss of order, or laws, but merely the figures who represent them.
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Voting up even though in the west individual rights are not always protected. Multiculturalism has in recent times been as much a destructive force as a constructive force in Australia.
Ha ha:) I was voted down for saying that natural and /or popular leadership would emerge in the absence of government but it simply human nature that one or two in a group will assume leadership and will be accorded authority by the rest. :)
With four wars in progress, how do you propose to achieve this complete shift in human thinking? England is not going to give up its monarchy. The U.S. is not going to accept it. Now think how the warring countries will react--violently I think.
Ha! I just now saw this comment, Larry Wall.
I didn't say I have a proposition, just that humanity must shift it's thinking. Though, I should have said "It would take a complete shift in our values".
Larry, the question wasn't asking for a solution. It asked for an opinion.
It is Kwade's opinion (and I agree) that it would take a complete shift.
Nobody said anything about knowing how to do so.
... and if that body of authority is not elected to government, then natural and popular leadership will emerge and contest each other or negotiate settlements within a given geographic range:)
I agree that concepts are one thing, the effective practice of them is another. Jeanihess is correct in saying that competition for leadership is part of human nature. Unfortunately, most want to defer problem solving to "those in charge."
This comment was hidden because of negative feedback. That strikes me as odd. I found it insightful.
I'm not really that surprised. While there are some brilliant people here, there is an abnormally large amount of dimwits in this community who are naive to science, logical reasoning, etc. It has improved over the years, but it's still pretty bad.
It really depends on the laws you are talking about. Laws created by some religions can have, for example, women being stoned to death in the street. Not the direction I would personally like to see government go in.
When government owns the law, as it does today in the western world, then the law is no regulator of government.
I am with the French when it comes to the separation of religion and state or government. The law may be no regulator of government but religion has done a terrible job of it in the past. Look to the fourth estate for a regulator.
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