Government or no government?

Posted by: DeusFirstborn

Is government needed for society to function?

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Government

Government is needed in society
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No Government

Government is not needed for society
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Rezamee says2015-09-17T14:29:14.9568199Z
No matter what, there will always be some type of organization (government) in human society. Someone is always telling someone else what to do or giving people are giving other people a niche to help their community. Unless we say "F**k it, every man for themselves!" there will always be a type of government running societies and communities.
chandlerrouse says2015-09-17T15:25:57.2689031Z
Rezamee: Unless you are fans of Anarchy, then you must have a governing body. Anarchy is the type of "government" where there is no government at all. Every person is left to fight for themselves. People must continue to live through farming on their own land, find water, and build a home on their own. No one tells you what to do and there is no voting. This type of government usually ends up in people fighting over food, water, land and other things. There is no police to keep the peace. The US has been infected with a powerful ideology that emphasizes individuality. This, in turn, spawns a faux anarchism which is the even faker ‘cowboy’ image. This creates problems when we consider collective actions that protect the economic and social systems. The uproar caused here when Democrats supported government initiatives in healthcare as well as control of infectious diseases illustrates very clearly how ideological positions can be very destructive.This is very literal: people think, if they have total freedom, they don’t have to cooperate with group actions set up to protect mass populations. The heroic individual who stands in defiance of the mob is a very powerful image in our media and our religious belief systems. Of course, there is always mob actions going on at all levels. For example, people who are scared of government initiatives all the time are not scared of mob lynchings and mob hysteria whipped up by anonymous people using fake names or trusting con men who are in prison, etc.It is a mob mentality when the group thinks someone else will take responsibility for the wrongdoing...Or better know as "shared responsibility". Like you Rezamee, The lack of social cohesion is very obvious here: Americans don’t view themselves as part of a society. You all are ‘interest groups’ all looking after your own affairs and tough luck for anyone outside of your own little kingdoms. This is why the news that many millions of Americans have no insurance moves few of the lucky people with insurance, to any pity, just for one glaring example.
What_Ali_Thinks says2015-09-17T18:17:02.1103001Z
As a Libertarian, I am for small government. Without government, all hell would break loose and we'd be living in anarchy . We need government to keep everything and everyone orderly. Although too much government involvement infringes on rights such as privacy, personal liberty, trade, etc.
Rezamee says2015-09-17T18:22:16.8151520Z
@chandlerrouse I am pro government, you misunderstood my comment. Next time, try to look at who voted.
Wylted says2015-09-18T04:53:35.5837337Z
Chandle, an anarchist societ can function similar to one with a government. The police force can be privatized roads are already built by private companies.
chandlerrouse says2015-09-19T21:27:09.4584186Z
Wylted, that means people without money are f*cked even worse than they are know you !%er.
chandlerrouse says2015-09-19T21:28:52.4190786Z
Sorry Rezamee If I misunderstood. But wylted is 150% wrong. I'm Glad I don't live in his head.
Renegader says2015-09-19T21:49:34.5051315Z
Automated anarcho-socialism is the only form of mass socialism that is sustainable but it won't be available for at least 150 years. Until then we should reduce bureaucracy size and heavily fund science and research.

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