[extropy-chat] Re: A view of what politics is
isthatyoujack at icqmail.com
Sun Oct 16 05:04:33 UTC 2005
On 10/15/05, Jack Parkinson <isthatyoujack at icqmail.com> wrote:
I posted this before - I still think the best definition of politics is:
relationships between groups! At any level - from office factions to
negotiations between superpowers. Politics is only incidentally social
decision making. It is wholly about interacting communities.
### Is buying T-shirts from China a form of politics?
No! Unless you are doing this as an expression of group values concerning
Chinese group values...
Is imprisoning an individual dissenter not a form of politics?
Yes! The group expresses it'd disapproval of dissent - by sanctions
against representatives of groups that oppose it...
I think something is missing from your definition of politics.
I don't think anything is missing!
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