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Comment: "All operating systems are capitalist" (Score 1) 3

by smitty_one_each (#46798703) Attached to: What's the Difference?
That would be a fun exercise. I think that capitalism is like Windows 3.1, a cooperative multitasking system. It works, as long as all applications play nice all the time and are neither nefariously nor inadvertently cheating.
John Adams was getting at this:

Avarice, ambition, revenge and licentiousness would break the strongest cords of our Constitution, as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

That is, to pluck some numbers at random, we really ought to have an 80/20 rule: 80% of our code gets things done; 20% handles exceptions, which should mostly be inadvertent. Which is why the Constitution takes >380k. If you're honest, you can be simple. If you're a river of lies, you need density to ward off the honest.
Overall, I blame Progress.

Comment: Re:Okay (Score 1) 11

by smitty_one_each (#46798649) Attached to: Zombie 'non-troversry' no die-die
I'm waiting for you to resolve the contradiction between the impossibility of change within the system and the need to change the system.
How is it that we're clamoring for something different, then crushing every attempt to vote in anyone different? Walker (so far) hasn't sold out. I favor increasing the number of non-sellouts in DC until a tipping point is reached. Not saying it's going to be easy. However, saying it's "impossible" seems tantamount to BEING a sellout, for all practical purposes. Discuss.

Comment: Re:Okay (Score 1) 11

by smitty_one_each (#46796997) Attached to: Zombie 'non-troversry' no die-die
I guess its possible that Salon is not 100% propaganda. I've met Dave Weigel, and he's more of a mercenary than an idealogue. Joan Walsh is a tool, a tool's tool, and a die for casting further tools. By default, I believe the opposite of anything the lady has to say, and the topic of the IRS is just a case in point. I consider her a paid regime liar.

Small is beautiful.