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  •  Well, Ideally (2+ / 0-)
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    ek hornbeck, Agathena

    we are the government. Except that in practice, we usually are not. But ideally there should be no real difference.

    In the same way that "big government" provides medical care, and the hospital industry has modern facilities, so too could the people themselves provide medical care, and run hospitals. We don't really need mega institutions to care for us as if we are incapable. We can collectively provide health care just as OWS is providing disaster relief.

    When the people govern themselves, it is no longer some far off, distant, impersonal entity we designate as "the government" but rather the people self managing their own lives, which when one stops to give it thought, is a very cool thing.  It's true freedom, true collectivism, a fundamentally sound and agreeable way to live.

    "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

    by ZhenRen on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 06:03:51 PM PST

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