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    @thatoneguy
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    Well, the ruling class is always strong. They don’t stay strong forever of course, but then there’s always another ruling class to replace it.

    #301505
    @bigmouth
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    “Well, the ruling class is always strong. They don’t stay strong forever of course, but then there’s always another ruling class to replace it.”

    Yup.  Possibly why religions almost invariably side with the status quo? Going as far back in recorded history as you like.

    #301544
    @timb
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    Wow, u know what? Maybe we should try a system of govt, in which there is some sort of guiding rules that we all agree that we are to go by, and then for other stuff we let the majority of the ppl make decisions.  If we did it just right, there could be periods of time that justice ruled over might.

    #301715
    @bigmouth
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    “Wow, u know what? Maybe we should try a system of govt, in which there is some sort of guiding rules that we all agree that we are to go by, and then for other stuff we let the majority of the ppl make decisions.  If we did it just right, there could be periods of time that justice ruled over might.”

    Depends oh how you define  ‘we’. Athenian democracy did not apply to women or slaves. Western Society traditionally precluded women, slaves and non land owners.  It is only in my lifetime that non land owners became eligible to vote in local elections.

    Pretty sure that after the American War of Independence, only male land owners could vote.

    The US still has different types of citizen; Puerto Ricans are deemed to be citizens yet cannot vote in federal elections.  A US citizen not actually born in the US cannot become President. A pity, if that were not the case, we might have seen the Presinator.

    Our first female prime Minister,  (Labor Party) Julia Gillard, was born in Wales.

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