Monday, 1 June 2009

Could you do it?



"If society becomes so perfect as to be self-regulated, representation becomes unnecessary.

There is then a state of enlightened anarchy.

In such a state everyone is his own ruler.

He rules himself in such a manner that he is never a hindrance to his neighbour.

In the ideal state, therefore, there is no political power; because there is no State."

Ghandi (1869—1948)

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought there would be a citizens' arrest today...what happened?

Old Holborn said...

You try getting your hands on an MP

The Penguin said...

Didya know that Ghandi's brother was a cloakroom attendant?

Mahatma Coat.

The Penguin

blind steve said...

Ironically, it is possible (theoretically) that a perfect (or good enough) biometric ID scheme could be leveraged to provide a constant electronic plebiscite, enfranchising all who wish it, thus neatly removing the need for any kind of representative democracy altogether and supplanting it with the real thing.

I'm in the process of researching a piece on this, what the challenges would be, etc, but this writing stuff down lark is harder than it looks.

Anonymous said...

Gandhi was a fucking lunatic.

Oldrightie said...

Then all these perfect individuals become arrogant and form a group, then a party then a Government. Now the thing to do is be an activist and influence your group, your party your..........That's how life is.

Ghandi was a race supremacist said...

Ghandi was a well documented racist, a race supremacist no less who also believed that the indigenous have the right to control the lands that they shaped and that shaped them.

Don't teach that in the communist EUSSR schools.

steveshark said...

@The Penguin
Didya know that Ghandi's brother was a cloakroom attendant?
Mahatma Coat.

That's a very old joke that has its origins with one WC Fields.
He used the name Mahatma Kane Jeeves as a nom-de-plume.
The old ones are always the best...

Stop Common Purpose said...

Has Old had his collar felt?

Prodicus said...

Utopia. Won't work. Ever.

Anonymous said...

Crikey you don't half put up some crap OH.

Even tribes - extensions of the family - town, have govermental forms - these are natural social structures that tend to war with the next tribal govermental form for power and resources.

Authorative govement is human nature and an extention of the family and a trait of humans to organise said groups, however aggression and greed is also a human trait, best controlled by a central authorative group.

The only problem arises when the people mandated to have central control abuse that control, which would happen at a local level anyway, you just have to make it as hard as possible for that abuse to become manifest.

Anonymous said...

...When I say authorative control, I am refering to democratically granted control to organisations such as the Police, courts and the forces, that have to work within a strict framework agreed by public concensus.

Anonymous said...

Ghandi should have followed his brother's career path.
urban11

Anonymous said...

There also needs to be some method of amending the rules, also by public consensus, when necessary e.g. recalling MPs - preferably with a baseball bat.

Old Bag said...

or a hot poker up the ass.

Elsebet Saxe-Coburg-Gotha said...

I thought they only did that to kinks, Old Bag, especially in Berkeley Castle.

Borderpoint said...

Come on, OH, you know how popular public service jobs are. And what do public servants do, or try to at any rate? They try to push us round. About 52% of the population are jackass, authoritarian, rule-bound, sadistic, neuronally-challenged, jerks. Ooh! let's all be nice to each other ... *tumbleweed rolls by*. Sorry, but it's always going to be whetstone turning ...

Anonymous said...

In fact he was killed... nice start...

Gandhi said...

Typo there Mr Holborn. "Gandhi", not "Ghandi"

Thank you please.

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