A libertarian state- complete liberty
Communism- complete equality and unison of goals
A Representative Democracy
We would always have some sort of governance. Even in the early tribal days, there were always tribal elders who were in charge because they had the wisdom of the ages. Humans have always given up some freedom in exchange for governance.
Given that, I chose a libertarian state. We have never had a true democracy so we don't even know what that would look like for something as big as the U.S. Communism defined as "complete unison of goals" is also unworkable. Just because people achieve perfection does not mean everyone has the same goal in mind.
Question? If those early tribal days were so perfect as compared to modern society...why has the life span of man exponentially evolved in modern times as compared to the more "organic" times of these PERFECT early tribes who supposedly possessed the WISDOM OF THE AGES? To even suggest that man is capable of going through life void of making a mistake (perfection) is absurd...because learning from those mistakes is what generates WISDOM, there has never been a perfect society upon earth and there never will be.
But, capitalism as regulated via republican representation has been demonstrated by the grand societal experiment known as the United States to have produced the most truly FREE, GENEROUS, and PROTECTIVE society upon the face of the earth void of class warfare (unless you are a progressive) where no one is born into royalty and where anyone from any walk of life has the unalienable right to move along a societal line beginning at the bottom and going anywhere along that line that your freedom and individual exceptionalism allows, depending upon your work ethic. Capitalism forces no one to engage in any activity they do not wish to engage (again, unless you are a progressive that demands people to purchase a product from BIG BROTHER) ....every activity is regulated by a free will demand of a product or service that always helps mankind to live a more comfortable and relaxed life.
Last edited by Walter; 02-24-11 at 07:23 PM.
The perfect government would be megahypercommunism run by an evolving constantly learning exponentially supercomputer megabrain radio linked into the cognitive moderation chips installed in every citizen, sending them blasting off into space bringing their reign of supermegahypercommunism to the entire universe. For sport of course.
In a world of Jesuses, no law would be required.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
It's useless to have this discussion because no one even knows what perfection would look like. We are talking in abstractions here. We might as well be talking about what the true nature of God is because as far as I know that is the only perfect force/being in nature. Yet that too is a useless debate. So instead I am drawing on the human past which shows us that even when humans were toiling in caves and gathering berries, they still had leaders who called the shots.
If our world were more balanced, government would still exist, but it would probably operate in the absolute best interest of the whole human race, only putting forth things that make us better off and nothing that would hurt us. I think the better question is, if government could be more balanced and not full of nepotism, cronyism, human failings, and blatant corruption, what type of government would be best? That would be libertarian.