Small government was Re: [extropy-chat] EMP Attack?
dirk at neopax.com
Thu Apr 21 03:36:34 UTC 2005
Rik van Riel wrote:
>On Tue, 19 Apr 2005, Mike Lorrey wrote:
>>I still believe that the US federal government is going to become
>>either an absolute dictatorship, followed by a revolution, or collapse
>>like the USSR, within 4-10 years.
>The power of governments worldwide has already been eroded,
>with much of the real power going to companies and lobbyists.
>Some of the power has even gone to the people, with the
>internet making things possible that would have been unthinkable
>20 years ago.
>I suspect the economic power that companies have will drag many
>of the other powers with it.
>When it comes to some subjects, the government already seems to
>have been reduced to a playing board for lobbyists from both
>sides to play out their game - without government itself having
>much influence at all.
They merely control the guns on behalf of their clients.
We've seen the corporate state before and making it global doesn't make
it any less ugly.
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