[extropy-chat] Anarchy + Transparent Society + Bushido =Survival

Technotranscendence neptune at superlink.net
Wed Apr 25 11:20:45 UTC 2007

On Wednesday, April 25, 2007 12:52 AM The Avantguardian
avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com wrote:
> --- Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Rather than adopting Bushido, we could have everyone
> > including governments
> > and criminal gangs adopt Gandhi's philosophy of
> > non-violence, and everything
> > would be hunky-dory.
> But that is unrealistic. At least until you can
> literally use technology to "give" somebody a
> conscience. You know that in every population there is
> certain percentage of sociopaths that have neither the
> biological capacity for nor the subjective experience
> of "moral remorse". I have heard estimates as high as
> 5% of the population. You are a psychiatrist, you work
> with themn on a daily basis, so you would know the
> prevalance better than me.
> In Gandhi-world, people with these traits take over
> and oppress the conscientious majority with
> intimidation and brutality. In Bushido-world such
> traits are weeded out quickly and efficiently.

No, this is only if people who are armed consistently practice Bushido.
In fact, looking at Japanese history, it appears it was full of
hypocrites even after Miyamoto Musashi wrote his famous tome.



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