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Blackbird
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Re: Australia Card part 2

said by norwegian:

You have to wonder why it is so important really - what ends are that important they need to spend billions on this type of need. ...
The negative world we now belong to.

Governments are all about attempting to influence and "control"... after all, that's all governments can really try to do, however the money is spent. The ultimate method of evading governmental control, for thousands of years, has been for people to simply choose to disappear - either into the wilderness or into the anonymous mass of citizenry. Tagging everyone with unmistakable and unevadable ID offers governments the chance to block a citizen from disappearing into the amorphous crowd, and with habitable wilderness on the planet rapidly approaching zero, there is now little or nowhere for a citizen to flee. He either must submit to control or openly rebel. And with all the growth in surveillance and tracking, rebelling is becoming less and less an option.

The founders of this nation understood something profoundly basic: either you keep your government in chains, or it will eventually place you in chains. It would seem that we are losing our grasp of this concept, and with the rise of technology, the eventual chains will be more firmly placed than at any prior point in human history.
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“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.” A. de Tocqueville


norwegian
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It does sound like we are pawns in a game we created ourselves.



Hank
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"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."

Really, all you needed to post was your signature line. It says it all.



StuartMW
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said by Hank:

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."

In the Controls Systems theory world this is known as "positive feedback". Such a system is unstable and will eventually destroy itself. The solution is to add "negative feedback" of sufficient quantity to make the system stable. This is often done with a PID controller.

In the political world this means stopping the ever increasing tax/spend cycle.
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said by StuartMW:

...In the political world this means stopping the ever increasing tax/spend cycle.

And, typically with nations, that expresses itself by "the money going broke" - namely, hyper-inflation... followed by great political upheaval and some form of reconstruction. Needless to say, this doesn't always work out well for those involved.
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“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.” A. de Tocqueville


StuartMW
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Yep As I said "will eventually destroy itself". Reality is unforgiving.
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