On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 03:14:20PM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote: > > > >Not necessarily. > > > >There were 'rules' in Nazi Germany too, and there usually exist at least > >some 'rules' in oppressive regimes, but they do not necessarily, by > >virtue of their mere existence, lead to satisfying results. > > The difference is that you have choice here, people living in Nazi Germany > (and Poland) that times didn't.
Let's de-Godwinize this, and just use the generic "dictatorship" idea to stand in for "Nazi Germany". In fact, let's go a step further and assume a benign dictatorship -- even benevolent, from some perspectives -- since I'm sure we're assuming a strictly moderated list would be intended to help rather than merely control. So . . . you have the same choice in a dictatorship that you have in a benign dictatorship: leave. -- Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ] Mediocrity corrupts. Bureaucracy corrupts absolutely.
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