Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Thu Aug 3 17:35:02 EDT 2017

<sigh> The French revolution, the Russian revolution. Point out the longest lived totalitarian state that still exists today. They all fall eventually. 

Bob S

> On Aug 3, 2017, at 10:05 , Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Despotic machines are often so efficient (cf. North Korea) that no one could revolt even if they wanted to.
> Cf. The Hungarian Uprising, the Prague Spring in Czechoslovakia, and so on.
> As you have never lived in a totalitarian state you have never had to deal with the reality of that,
> and stating that people either have to "live with their present situation, or to revolt" betrays a singular
> lack of understanding re the nature of totalist states.

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