On 26 November 2013 10:49, John Mikes <jami...@gmail.com> wrote: > As part of that endless back-and-forth into Hinduistic Blackholes and > Bohr's GR (!!) Bruno wrote: > > *"We have no "perfect" democracy, but an imperfect democracy is still > better than a tyranny. Then we have been blind and tolerate prohibition > laws which change, slowly but surely, democracy into corporatist-tyranny, > and that can only lead to catastrophes for all. "* > > Did you read it? you just said the beginning's opposite at the end. I > don't condone a "little bit tyrannic" democracy, the ruling of the FEW > (rich owners) over the MANY (employed wage-earners). > Voting is a hoax. A cabdidate lies during the campaign and formulates his > views into programs LESS controversial to many than would be the total > program, so he can BUY votes from the uninformed. The voters take (some) > compromise to avoid those candidates who are MORE controversial to their > interest. > > Concerning *G U N S - *you are lucky enough not to live in a country > with gun-abuse. > > *:"We should not prohibit guns either (although we could enforce serious > regulations, and try to avoid selling efficacious automated guns to > neurotic kids).* > *In principle, I am in favor of the personal atomic bomb (take this with > some amount of grains of salt)."* > > It is not the* 'neurotic kids'. *the killer gun-users use often stolen > guns, or just buy them with a CLEAN background check: B E F O R E they get > a 'background'. E.g. Daddy has a lot of guns and the 6 year old steals one > (a loaded one) to shoot his friend - or mother. It is not a prohibition! > Both "legal" and "illegal" guns kill. (I hate to include here the military: > as long as there are wars, the use of guns has an aura for 'hero' killers - > they get medals. Sais a 'surviver' fighter member of the anti-Nazi > underground in Europe in WWII). When I was first in the USA (Sabbatical > 1965-66) a friend loaned us his car in California with the warning to be > careful: when passing someone on the highway: he may take out his gun and > shoot me. > Those "serious regulations' you mentioned are out of question: the > super-wealthy gun lobby would not allow them to pass. The NRA (National > Murder Association) makes lots of profit on gun-users. > Liz?????? >
I think I agree with everything you have said here. (Well, maybe I'm not sure about the first line at the top!) PS What I said about tyrants being less able to operate was concerned with the obvious ones like Stalin. Now the wheel turns and we get "stealth tyranny" utilising hi-tech -- which may end up as bad in the long run, if not stopped. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.