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  •  Thee is a huge difference between (2+ / 0-)
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    an authority such as a doctor and a police officer.  I pay attention to what a doctor says for a number of reasons.  At the same time if I have a headache I generally don't go to a doctor for advice.

    While it's a good thing to understand your environment, simply rejecting anything out of hand before you take the time to find out whether or not it serves a 'good purpose' will automatically degrade the efficiency of such systems as a result of users who haven't had the time to discern the validity of the system.
    Part of the reason that we are ignorant of our environment is that we have had no say in creating that environment.  Obviously there's a gross physical environment that exists that we can't just tear up and change, but there's a legal environment that controls us, or attempts to control us, that has been built up over the years by people who are completely ignorant of our lives.  A small example of this is the fact that our laws in regards to stop lights and stop signs make no allowances for those of us who ride bikes.  I rarely come to a full and complete stop on my bicycle at a stop sign because it just doesn't make sense to roll up, stop, put my foot down, and then start going again.  So I break the law.  A law I had no say in making.

    There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

    by AoT on Sun May 27, 2012 at 12:33:19 PM PDT

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