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Poll: What government would you prefer? (16 member(s) have cast votes)

What government would you prefer?

  1. Anarchism (2 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  2. Monarchy (1 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  3. Democracy (7 votes [43.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 43.75%

  4. Feudal Monarchy (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Theocracy (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Communism (1 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  7. Social Democracy (4 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  8. Chiefdom (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Fundamentalism (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Autocracy (1 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

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#1    Druidus

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 08:22 PM

Keep in mind, you are not the leader, you are an average citizen.

And please, don't be biased for or against.  Choose what fits you personally.  Don't worry we won't tell  whistling2.gif .

Definitions:

Anarchism:  Anarchism is a political theory which aims to create a society within which individuals freely co-operate together as equals. As such anarchism opposes all forms of hierarchical control - be that control by the state or capitalist - as harmful to the individual and their individuality as well as unnecessary.


Monarchy:  A state or government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of a monarch.

Democracy:  Government by popular representation; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained by the people, but is indirectly exercised through a system of representation and delegated authority periodically renewed; a constitutional representative government; a republic.

Fuedal Monarchy:  The practice of a monarchy with fuedalism added in.  Fuedalism is a political and economic system of Europe from the 9th to about the 15th century, based on the holding of all land in fief or fee and the resulting relation of lord to vassal and characterized by homage, legal and military service of tenants, and forfeiture.

Theocracy:  A government ruled by or subject to religious authority.

Communism:  A system of government in which the state plans and controls the economy and a single, often authoritarian party holds power, claiming to make progress toward a higher social order in which all goods are equally shared by the people.

Social Democracy:  A political theory advocating the use of democratic means to achieve a gradual transition from capitalism to socialism.

Chiefdom:  A chiefdom is when small groups are governed by one chief each throughout the landmass.  The chief is one who is highest in rank or authority; a leader.  They are chosen either through birth-right or through contests of the mind and physical body.

Fundamentalism:  A religious movement or point of view characterized by a return to fundamental principles, by rigid adherence to those principles, and often by intolerance of other views and opposition to secularism.  The interpretation of every word in the Bible as literal truth

Autocracy:  Government by a single person having unlimited power; despotism.

Edited by Druidus, 21 April 2004 - 08:50 PM.

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#2    DC09

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 08:31 PM

Democracy all the way!  thumbsup.gif  


#3    chico del nacho

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 08:32 PM

whenever i hear of anarchism i think of anarchy and chaos. i like to force punks promoting anarchy to think about it as being pure chaos where there are no constants. hee hee hee...

i still vote for social democracy. it's like communism lite! only 1/3 the calories of normal communism!
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Posted 21 April 2004 - 08:32 PM

Democracy, when it works properly.

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 08:36 PM

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whenever i hear of anarchism i think of anarchy and chaos. i like to force punks promoting anarchy to think about it as being pure chaos where there are no constants. hee hee hee...



That's not the true definition of anarchy though.  Anarchy is not chaos but...  Well just read my sig.   grin2.gif


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#6    chico del nacho

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 08:39 PM

interesting. regardless, i still vote for social democracy. it's like communism lite! only 1/3 the calories of normal communism! heh, probably getting this idea wrong too, but whatever.

i still vote for social democracy. it's like communism lite! only 1/3 the calories of normal communism!
whoever said "money can't buy happiness" was never poor.
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i'm so proud of this post...
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#7    Druidus

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 08:47 PM

lol communism lite  laugh.gif .  Good one!  thumbsup.gif



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Posted 21 April 2004 - 08:54 PM

Deffinately democracy!!!  wink2.gif  

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#9    Druidus

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 09:04 PM

Please everyone explain why you chose what you did, except for chico del nacho.  His is already done and it's hilarious!  

Starting with me:

I chose anarchy because I believe that once people are completely free of the shackles of government, crime and suffering will cease to exist.  People will care about their neighbors and everyone will be friends.  You could have children walk  up to people they didn't know, ask for a ride, and the people they asked would do it.  You wouldn't fear much anymore.  They only problems would be the initial change and immigrants who would take advantage of our trust.

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 09:22 PM

Democracy works better than all the others.  Anarchy as Druidus defines it simply cannot work in the real world.  You just can't trust people, and that's the cornerstone of the system.  I would only like a monarchy if I got to be the king.  And well, we all know what happened to communism.

Communism Lite w00t.gif  

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#11    chico del nacho

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 09:27 PM

lol i'm very glad people enjoy my post. i should make an poster advertising it and post them up all over town...see how long it takes for there to be riots and such  w00t.gif  devil.gif


i still vote for social democracy. it's like communism lite! only 1/3 the calories of normal communism!
whoever said "money can't buy happiness" was never poor.
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#12    Druidus

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 09:31 PM

Anarchy can work.  After the initial period, everyone will have to trust eachother.  All property belongs to the comunity, there is no currency, and if you don't trust, you won't get any trust back.  Without that trust the people of the town would send you away.  Anarchy deals with the trust factor through mediation of the entire people without representation.  Eudaemonia would be an anarchy with complete trust by everyone in the entire world, and people giving just because they can.  Eudaemonia is better but it is unlikely to happen.  Once people realized that they don't need money, they don't need excess goods that are never used, we will learn to trust.  Our food would come from the community at large.  If we didn't trust, where are you gonna get your food?  We can't live in the communities if you do not help the community, unless you are mentally or physically unable to.  It may seem far-fetched but it is entirely possible.

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 09:33 PM

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lol i'm very glad people enjoy my post. i should make an poster advertising it and post them up all over town...see how long it takes for there to be riots and such   



You should put it in your signature.  Then we'll always remember it.
1/3 of the calories  laugh.gif   lol  It'd be an awesome sig.

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 09:35 PM

Democracy.  Of the people, for the people.  

Maybe I'm more closed minded than I thought, but why wouldn't all countries want to be democracies?  Like Iraq for example, they have the chance right now but they're kinda messing up for themselves.


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Posted 21 April 2004 - 09:37 PM

There is no way anarchy can work on a large scale.  You're assuming that all people would participate in the community equally, which would never happen.  Human nature will rear it's ugly head and ruin everything.  After the initial period, there would have to be a strong central authority or society will break down.  Unless you're assuming that folks will just get tired of looting.  

I'll compromise with you and say it could work in very, very small communities, but on a national scale it's impossible.  You're forgetting all about human nature.  

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