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How might we govern ourselves?

My beliefs

  • As history progresses, power will tend to be more quickly redistributed when it gets too heavy at the top.
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  • When power is redistributed (through disruption, revolution, or disaster), it will have undesirable short-term consequences.
  • Power often becomes motivated to remain in power, which results in systemic discrimination, harrassment, and abuse. It is against power's first-order objectives to build structures that might lead to them being removed from power, but as awareness of this dynamic increases, so should accountability. It will be a very slow uphill battle with many movements backwards, but all the more reason to always push on increasing awareness and accountability within all systems.
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