[extropy-chat] Anarchy + Transparent Society + Bushido =Survival
avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 26 00:18:05 UTC 2007
--- Technotranscendence <neptune at superlink.net> wrote:
> I, for one, don't want to live in a society where I
> either have to spend
> long hours on continuing martial training or end up
> a second-class
Well I could just as easily say, "I, for one, don't
want to live in a society where I either have to spend
long hours on a continuing job or end up a
second-class citizen." But that doesn't mean I can
afford not to have a job. Evolution is not a cake
> Surely, that sort of thing makes for good
> films -- think
> "Harakiri" and "47 Ronin" -- but I'd prefer
> something more libertarian.
> (Though "Harakiri" can actually be seen as attacking
> the samurai as not
> really practicing what they preach.)
Any ethical or moral system will have its hypocrites.
The point is that Bushido has been historically
demonstrated to be robust enough to ensure the
continuation of civilization despite having its share
of hypocrites. Besides, in the context of a
transparent society hypocrites will be caught on
camera and can be publically shamed.
alt email: stuart"AT"ucla.edu
"In Emptiness exists Good but no Evil.
Wisdom is Existence.
Principle is Existence.
The Way is Existence.
The Mind is Emptiness."
- Miyamoto Musashi, Kyoto period Samurai.
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