coderman at protonmail.com
Tue Mar 26 16:35:27 PDT 2019
> Or the global cost of decentralized abuses. Which could be, and used to be, worse. Name your abuse of choice: it's worse when it's being done everywhere to / by everyone.
let's play a game: centralized power to redress cultural wrongs.
assuming that Stephen is speaking of social concerns; a centralized action designed to redress cultural norms could be righteous, right?
who can say "Brown v. Board of Education" was not the arc of history?
these are the seductions of centralization - when they accomplish easily what is hard fought directly.
to think that centralized power is only utilized for righteous ends is to succumb to the fallacy.
no, decentralized malicious actions are not as bad as centralized ones. they are, by definition, limited. e.g. within the realm of direct intervention.
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