[extropy-chat] Re: A view of what politics is
HerbM at learnquick.com
Fri Oct 21 23:43:43 UTC 2005
Acy James Stapp
> The key point in politics, which was touched on by BillK and
> Guu1i0, is *power*. Politics is about power and dominance
> over others. But it's not about the raw exercise of power,
> it's about the increase of power.
That may (or may not) be what political practice among
[some group of] politicians concerns mostly in modern
life, but politics is also about freedom from the power
And so in that sense, politics is about the decrease in
the power of others (e.g., the monarch vs. democracy,
opposition party vs. party "in power", organizing
common defense by either police or armies) to affect
Glass half full, or half empty?
Technically, the glass has some amount of fluid in it.
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