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That's precisely the problem with the "progressivist" mindset in general. It leaps to conclusions first, and worries about trying to justify them later.
Are you honestly going to argue that the Soviet Union or Mao were better?Gath, if you honestly believe that czarist Russia and the pre-1949 Republic of China "worked just fine," you desperately need to crack a couple of history books.
Marginally so - which of course is not saying much.Are you honestly going to argue that the Soviet Union or Mao were better?
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They have failed just about everywhere they have been tried, for exactly that reason.
Neither Republican China nor Tsarist Russia were responsible for butchering their own populations by the tens of millions.Marginally so - which of course is not saying much.
The simple fact of the matter is that "Revolution" was never necessary to bring those societies forward in the first place. More moderate, and incremental means could have achieved similar or better results, without the needless bloodshed and barbarity Mao or the USSR inflicted.
Interesting. It's a very Catholic point of view.
Tradition is okay until society has no further use for them Should laws reflect tradition just because it is a tradition, absolutely not.
Unfortunately, however (on this Earth, anyway), that is not an option. The best we have available are human beings who seek to interpret the will of God.
In that vein, no, I don't necessarily believe that theocracy is the "best" form of government, simply because men are corruptible, and power is the thing most likely to do so. It is ultimately best to leave religious authorities to govern religious affairs, so that they may avoid that temptation.
However, this is not to say that I favor an amoral and anarchic "free for all" either. Some degree of centralized social, moral, and governmental organization is necessary simply to keep society in good working order.
Where that is concerned, cautious change, which is mindful of the lessons tradition teaches, tends to be preferable to reckless change which seeks to ignore or supplant the pre-existing order entirely.