Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy
So, if the authority of a duly elected government in a constitutional liberal democracy that operates strictly under rule of law is NOT justified...........what authority is justified?
I ask your age simply because your ideas are simply immature. I don't mean that to be insulting, one can hardly help being young.....and the condition passes.
Unfortunately, in some ways.
I was a Marxist at 16.
My son was a serious anarchist at 16.
Believe me, you grow out of it.
Your brain is not fully developed until around 25 years of age. Fact.
If you are young, well, I understand. Churchill said (paraphrased) "If you're not a communist at 16, you have no heart; if you're not a conservative at 40, you have no brain"
I agree. If you are a teenage anarchist, well, at least you can string together a coherent sentence.
If you are over 25, you're an idiot.
I can see by your remark that you were not a serious anarchist or you would understand the concept. Unfortunately most "anarchists" are silly children, like you, that think anarchy is running through the streets vandalizing property.
Democracy is consensus and consensus is violence because it requires acquiescence, that is, giving into what you may not believe or want simply because it isn't what the "majority" (currently about 14% of the population) wants. In this way you must give in. If you don't people with guns and body armour will show up at your door and inflict more violence on you until you do comply. This isn't a fair, noble or peaceful system; it is democracy; it is violence institutionalized. Is it better than a dictatorship or a kingdom? That depends only on who the "majority" is and where they stand according to you.
I'll put it into simpler terms for you. If Sharia law became the norm in Canada (as is likely one day) then being a Christian will become very much more difficult. The majority will want Sharia law, which means you will comply with it, just like now we have Christian law and everyone must now comply with it. Is that fair to you?
Now I see by your generous offer in your argument of my limited choices, that either I'm young or stupid if I'm an anarchist, that you understand the violent nature of our system well and are fully able, willing and eager to exploit it.
I will however offer some other options to your argument: I know what I'm talking about and you're a fool, you're comfortable with the system because you can't understand anything more, you're comfortable because it affords you an advantage, you have so fully complied that you have lost yourself completely, You need to feel right (and that which you subscribe to is right) about everything despite all countervailing evidence, etc... So you see there are more options than the two you are attempting to foist on me.
So, since I am older than 25 and not a fool, It seems logical to assume that means either you don't understand anarchism, are a fool yourself, or more likely, that both are true.
Last edited by Scott Free; May 29th, 2008 at 02:32 AM..