Category: politics

politics

Pure Order

I never really understood the concept of pure order. Utopias set up where everyone is perfectly in their place and happy don’t make sense to me. The whole authoritarian thing where everyone just does what they’re told. Classism, the whole caste system, anything where things are put into very specific boxes and held there as …

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Totalitarians

In reading through the Aphrodite IX/IXth Generation series, I ran into a couple of those reference books that Matt Hawkins likes to use. In the one for IXth Generation, he lists all the different types of states that the IXs created in their individual territories. With styles as diverse as neofascist state, autocratic anarchy, theocratic dictatorship and …

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Frustration

I don’t know how other people deal with it.  How other people just blindly continue the same stupid, shitty, entitled behaviour they do, over and over again, without cease and apparently, without regret. For me, I can’t fathom intentionally screwing people over or telling lies about them.  Yeah, you have to look out for yourself, …

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Violence

I abhor violence, as most of us do, in real life.  The idea that someone would physically injure or even kill another human being over some dispute doesn’t make sense to me, unless you were actively responding to being attacked in real life (in the immediate moment, not the “responding” governments and other warhawks often …

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Fear And War

Kelly Sue Deconnick and Emma Rios postulated that war and fear went hand in hand much more readily than war and courage, in the second volume of their wonderful fable, Pretty Deadly. I find that hard to argue, because folks generally don’t need to instigate violence to prove their courage.  Instigators of violence are often people …