[LMB] : Political Discussion

Damien Sullivan phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Mon Jan 31 14:28:27 GMT 2011


On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 07:58:29PM +1100, Gwynne Powell wrote:
> > From: Tel teldreaming at gmail.com
> 
> > "A state whose government represents the whole of the people or
> > peoples resident within its territory, on a basis of equality and
> > without discrimination, and respects the principles of
> > self-determination in its own internal arrangements, is entitled to
> > the protection under international law of its territorial integrity."
> > 
> > (from the Supreme Court "sort of" decision on whether Quebec can secede)
> > 
> > Canada (and the U.S.) are 3 for 3 on this. Barrayar is 0 for 3.
> > 
> > -Tel
> 
> As are Cetaganda, and Jackson's Whole, and possibly Kshatrya....


On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 06:39:59PM +1100, Gwynne Powell wrote:
> > From: Tel teldreaming at gmail.com
> > 
> > There was a description of the Arab status quo in an article about
> > Tunisia a week or two back that was so on-point I saved it.
> > 
> > "Many [Arab leaders] run political systems that superficially mirror
> > democratic systems but in essence are authoritarian regimes, with de
> > facto one-party systems or monarchies led by absolute rulers with
> > proven track records of suppressing change."
> > 
> > Minus the 'superficially mirror democratic systems', this is also
> > Barrayar...
> 
> And Cetaganda. And Jackson's Whole. And probably Kshatrya. And... 

Not like anyone here has been defending any of those places.

-xx- Damien X-) 



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