DaRC wrote:Ancient Druid knowledge would suggest they would not be in favour of a Republic, the kingdom needs a king to marry the land.
Myrde wrote:Traditional Wickerman stuff with capitalists, politicians, priests and generals, with the hoi polloi dancing around and drinking huge quantaties of mead, 4x a year, until we run out of fuel.
And I challenge that proposal! One, I am opposed to violence unless it is in self-defense and the protection of others.
Besides, are you suggesting that our society (with no contact withthe outside world) would be producing capitalists, politicians, priests and generals at an alarming rate that we could supply said Wickerman?
:blink: Besides, mass murder (or pest control, in my opinion) wasn't the purpose of the Wickerman.
When considering the act of ritual sacrifice we must try to understand that the Celtic tribes lived and died by their crops. If the crops failed, then a hard winter of starvation and disease was inevitable. A whole village could be wiped out through lack of food; therefore, when such a catastrophe occurred, the ancients felt they had to offer a gift to their Gods. The true nature of sacrifice was to give somebody who came willingly. To offer themselves as such placed them with their Gods and the Tribe revered them as heroes.
To view ancient civilizations from the standpoint of modern ethics is a mistake.
-Traditional Wickerman should be kept, used for ritualistic purposes only, with everyone drinking huge quantaties of mead, 4x a year.
-Society will be built near the shoreline, but still connected to the mainland.
You see...we are back to the old druids...I'm afraid that anyone who mentions "god or gods"...or "celtic", for that matter....in the New Druid Republic (NDR) will be subject to the repurposed wickerman.
Myrde wrote:DJ, I think we're gonna end up being really good friends at this rate.You see...we are back to the old druids...I'm afraid that anyone who mentions "god or gods"...or "celtic", for that matter....in the New Druid Republic (NDR) will be subject to the repurposed wickerman.
Though, you'll have to explain that one. O_O;
Bart wrote:I vote for farmers near a broad river and fertile grounds. Maybe some mountains in the back.
Bart wrote:Maybe the democracy as it was originally described by the Greeks: You elect a group of despots, who may do as they please. But after a term they will be replaced, so any misschief will boomerang back.
Bart wrote:I do propose to have equal rights for all and all genders (male, female, genderbenders, shapeshifters, flufbunnies et al.)
Natural law or the law of nature (Latin: lex naturalis) has been described as a law whose content is set by nature and is thus universal. As classically used, natural law refers to the use of reason to analyze human nature and deduce binding rules of moral behavior. The phrase natural law is opposed to the positive law (meaning "man-made law", not "good law"; cf. posit) of a given political community, society, or nation-state, and thus can function as a standard by which to criticize that law. In natural law jurisprudence, on the other hand, the content of positive law cannot be known without some reference to the natural law (or something like it). Used in this way, natural law can be invoked to criticize decisions about the statutes, but less so to criticize the law itself. Some use natural law synonymously with natural justice or natural right (Latin ius naturale)
Do we want communinism, socialism, capitalism?
Which country comes closest to your ideal? Scandinavia wuth high taxes but with high social security/ Greece with no laws or economy, but with good food/ ouzo/ nice weather and the rest of Europe to bail them out?
DJ Droood wrote:Which country comes closest to your ideal?
Cuba...they have had to live without consumerism for the last 50 years...
Cuba puts a lot of the redistributed wealth from tourism into education and health care.
(there is your opportunity to disagree with me on a silver platter, wolf)
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