John Camilli's Blog – October 2011 Archive (2)

Echo the Call for Online Government

The Pirate Party in Germany brought it up, and the idea has spread to a few American politicians as well - that government might be better as an online service than as a representative body. Parts of it, at least. Certainly we would still need an executive branch as a host of enforcers, but what of the legislative and judicial branch? Judgement of the law already relies on the input of a jury, everyday Joes and Janes like you and me, and legislation is expedited (theoretically) by a group…

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Added by John Camilli on October 29, 2011 at 1:37am — 2 Comments

We Are Gadhafi. We Are the Tyrrant.

Okay, so maybe you and I didn't personally go to Libya, pull an old, unarmed man into the street and shoot a hole through his head. But we clicked on the links to the videos, didn't we? Actually, I didn't. I refuse to celebrate and glorify killing, be it Gadhafi or Bin Ladin or anybody less notorious, whether I agree with their conduct or not.

 

Every generation these travails repeat themselves. When my mother was a child, it was Stalin and Mussolini dragged through the streets…

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Added by John Camilli on October 20, 2011 at 10:01pm — 22 Comments

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