Borders are stupid.
Diversity brings instability and culture wars, and there are other issues with globalisation.
There are books and people that'll explain better than me, I think Socrates and Plato thought of that.
...Unless you meant personal borders, then uhh 911?
@iska Get the hell out of my timeline. No one I have ever known would touch you even with a 10 foot pole.
That would be very arbitrary. And look at what America is doing with its amendments...
Socrates thought that for working democracy the people, especially voters have to be very educated.
This means no public schools.
When the voters become a council, we might as well have aristocracy.
I don't understand the mindset that if something is bad, then a little bit of it must be worse.
I haven't said that
I heard the American constitution was meant to limit democracy to avoid tyranny, so there seems to be precedent.
19th amendment gives women right to vote.
The Bill of Rights doesn't limit democracy but protects Americans generally. Most amendments after that don't matter or worse.
Fragmentation is bad for everyone, that is true, but we shouldn't force diversity either. Look at how the USSR went, including russification.
Culture should grow naturally.
When people have little in common conflicts arrive, and to manage diversity society becomes based on control and ideology.
Note I am also against equality, communism and democracy.
@iska @lesbian_subnet and just to expand further, people don't need to be different to go to war. A well known war in Arab history went on for 40 years and was between cousin tribes fighting over a camel. Same origin (cousins), same religion, same language, ... Humanity's capability to start wars and conflict over trivial matters should not be discounted. Diversity is no more of a reason than a camel.
@lesbian_subnet fair. i agree especially in terms of free travel and stuff.
counterpoint: the USA is one big country and honestly we probably shouldn't be cause some sections are the country are culturally *incredibly* different and that makes governing difficult if not impossible in some ways.
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