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Response to ZeroSomeBrains (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 04:49 PM

3. These things seem to be cyclical...

a generation or two of rightwing rule and a large part of the population gets the idea that it doesn't work after all.

Then, another couple of generations of leftwing rule and people get the idea that's not so hot, either.

You simply can't get away from it-- in democracies, the population votes for whoever promises the most stuff. When the promises prove impossible, said population forgets the other guys weren't so good at it either and votes the opposition back in.

Eventually, authoritarians try to take over as the ultimate solution. Too often they become the final solution.

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