Monday, 18 April 2016
Choice But No Choice II
Other alternatives might be:
an educational system encouraging individual creativity and initiative;
collaborative public works other than military service;
the use of technology to generate a general level of leisure and culture that was previously the preserve of an aristocratic elite - surely technology must bring us to this eventually?
Of course, Sparta has specific problems:
regular allocations of involuntary colonists from Welfare slums on Earth;
a rich off-planet backer of insurrection.
However, I am really talking about the CoDominium. With all the resources of Earth, the Solar System and extrasolar colonies, this regime fails to address human problems and is destroyed by them.