|Brent Saner on 25 Nov 2007 21:05:06 -0000|
actually, and i suspect i'll get a lot of on- and off-thread flaming for this,
i'm a theistic anarchist (explain it in a bit) and willful non-voter.
theistic anarchy is, as close as i can draw an analogy, a lot like tribalism with a bit of religious beliefs mixed in. the basis of this is the notion that people are, frankly, idiots and we do a poor job of ruling ourselves and should be more worried about community and social care instead of setting up a bureaucracy and formal legislation system.
i'm pretty orthodox quaker, so pacifism is a BIG part of making it all "work." will it all happen, at least in my lifetime? heck no. but it's what i believe in and support.
as far as the willful non-voting, i've always believed that voting is NOT about "picking the lesser evil" but about picking who you support as a political figure. since i don't support the idea of one man ruling over another/group of people, well. you can understand why i don't vote, i think. :)
but i suppose it'd definitely be up there with brian's theory; i'm pretty left (i'm waaaay left, i suppose).
if you have any questions about what i've said, i'd love to entertain them off-list. :)
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