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byronius

(7,463 posts)
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 12:54 AM Nov 2020

Liberal Democracy Is The Dominant Force Of Nature.

How do I know? Draw the human line from thirty thousand years ago to now and it goes up. Spiky, to be sure, and sometimes whole generations live on a downslope and view life as hell and other generations bissfully skip about in the happy valley -- but steadily, always up.

'Up' as in: cooperative, thoughtful, fair, honest democracy informed by history and science and the empowerment of each citizen defeats the ancient ways of primal rule by fear-and-cunning culture over and over and over and over. Not always, but more often than not. Enough so that the lesser ways cannot compete over time.

It's a hard truth of nature. Liberal democracy is a ruthless engine of power. It will eventually evolve to utterly dominate any other less-developed system. Like molecular fact.

We have a long way to go. But we should all be mindful: we have the power. We win. Slowly, steadily, painfully -- inevitably.

Representative democracy. Those words. Rule the future.

'Be courageous and kind.' More good words.

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Liberal Democracy Is The Dominant Force Of Nature. (Original Post) byronius Nov 2020 OP
My only concern is if it will be fast enough to save humanity. Eko Nov 2020 #1
I've made the point in arguments before TlalocW Nov 2020 #2

TlalocW

(15,441 posts)
2. I've made the point in arguments before
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 01:18 AM
Nov 2020

That society has been shown to be progressive. It may not happen as quickly as we progressives would like, and there are stalls and backsliding, and even times when we're the bad guys when we abandon basic human decency, but we move forward. A hundred years from now, the conservatives of today, who fought against marriage equality for example, will be looked upon as we look at the conservatives in 1920 trying to stop women's suffrage. They will almost always be on the wrong side of history.

TlalocW

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