What is the value of the State?

\0xDynamite dreamingforward at gmail.com
Tue May 2 14:39:09 PDT 2017

>> But I like the sentiment.  I think the problem is more than the
>> State. It's the pathetic infrastructure that would be an eyesore
>> for centuries.
> Bear in mind that the "State" is a model of governance, not a synonym
> for governance.  It is a failed model, as witness the Anthropocene
> Era's mass extinction even in progress and the pending human
> population crash.

> Many people assume that keeping the World As We Know It intact and
> walking it back to conditions comparable to the 1950s is humanity's
> Great Mission Objective.  I don't mind calling that mind set a mass
> suicide imperative.  If the image of lemmings running off a cliff did
> not exist, it would have been necessary to create it.

That's good material, yet.  Think ahead to the next era:  POST
cyber-dystopia.  I.E.  the world fails and anarchy resumes.  It fails
too and new feudal bands emerge, violence, then the State re-emerges
to handle the violence.

The solution, then, is a  META-state.  A system of order bigger and
better than the State.


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