[discuss] Possible approaches to solving "problem no. 1"

Avri Doria avri at acm.org
Fri Feb 21 09:07:19 UTC 2014


I did not say i dislike my government, but I do distrust all governments 
including mine.  I think they have some limited roles and 
responsibilities in the well being of people according to Human Rights 
agreements, and figure it is the people's job to keep them on path.

And I do not believe in revolution but rather in evolution towards 
participatory democracy, a form of which is called multistakeholderism, 
in governments and in all other institutions.

As for not living in the same world as you, oh well, I can live with that.

thank you


On 21-Feb-14 01:09, Michel Gauthier wrote:
> Avri,
> we obviously do not live in the same world.
> If you dislike so much your Gov, why dont you make a revolution?
> M G
> At 23:43 20/02/2014, Avri Doria wrote:
>> While I understand the source of their angst, sort of, for those
>> states who take their responsibility for defending the people's Human
>> Rights, I would contend that there may be no way to resolve their self
>> defined angst other than subjecting the Internet completely to their
>> tender mercies.
>> I firmly believe that for most governments, once you let them have an
>> appropriate amount of control, they will over time work to gain
>> complete control.  It is in their nature - for the most part they
>> believe they are the only ones who understand the public good.
>> Addressing their angst cannot be our motivation for allow them to get
>> their heads in the tent.  Fair participation to address their
>> appropriate role and responsibility for Human Rights should be the
>> only consideration.
>> avri
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