[LMB] Can Non-Vor become Vor?
The MaD HaCkER
MadHacker14 at comcast.net
Sat Apr 4 03:28:40 BST 2009
The MaD HaCkER wrote:
I did some study, and while it is vague I believe that Vor is a term
used in the Russian mob for a made man.
Howard Brazee wrote:
> I suspect a future aristocracy may be designed more similar to Mac
> Reynolds' near future aristocracies, with set rules for moving up (and
> down) classes. One of his novels had a character who was a warrior who
> negotiated to move up two classes if he won the battle his employer was
> preparing for.
> This is the way many aristocracies started before those in power
> solidified their positions. Hereditary aristocracies have lost power
> with the industrial age when they couldn't compete with other means of
> wealth (power) production.
> When an aristocracy solidifies, it becomes harder to join (especially at
> royalty levels) - but a top admiral who saves the country can become a
> lord. With history books and new philosophies on how society should
> run, Vor doesn't need to repeat old processes exactly. It could
> recognize the value (or multiple values) in providing anybody with the
> means to succeed within its rules.
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