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  •  When the Question Arises It's Already Too Late. (8+ / 0-)

    The actionable question is not how to prevent genocide, it's miles and miles upstream, it's how to prevent acquisition of power that's Too Big To Check.

    Western societies --especially extremophile America-- have evolved for a thousand years in circumstances of great surpluses flowing into the system from new worlds and exploitative trade with old worlds. Because of this most of the western governing systems defer excessively to top power because of the expectation that there is so much to go around that we can let the strongest acquire the most without limitation.

    The last problem civilization needs to solve is holocaust. The first problem it needs to solve is the acquisition of power of any kind to rule without checks and balances to make governance humane and beneficial.

    This is a problem that is under-explored.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 07:57:44 PM PDT

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