[ExI] extropy-chat Digest, Vol 81, Issue 20

Ben Zaiboc bbenzai at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 17 15:47:18 UTC 2010

Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com> mused:

> In a broader sense, however, democracy refers to the fact
> that political
> doctrines should and do nowadays legitimate themselves
> through some kind of
> reference to self-determination and popular sovereignty.
> From the US
> Declaration of Independence to the Iranian costitution,
> from Mein Kampf to
> the Soviet 1977 charta to National Liberation Fronts
> propaganda in the
> sixties, you would be hard pressed to find any regime or
> movement suggesting
> that you should rejoice of being a colony of a foreign
> power or that you
> should obey an individual owing to your being his private
> property.
> Even though, now that I think of it, Saudi Arabia comes
> pretty close to the
> latter... :-)

All Islamic states are precisely the latter.  Muslims are explicitly the slaves of Allah, and sharia strictly enforces this.

Ben Zaiboc

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