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Posted by: Red Deathy ( Socialist party, Uk ) on April 20, 1999 at 11:54:45:

In Reply to: Social Authoritarianism posted by Lark on April 19, 1999 at 18:45:53:

: Just think about what your saying Red. If you've ever read "the red letter" (where ironically social outcasts where branded with a red letter A) or seen it on film you'll be aware of the fact that it's not just the state that can become a real authoritarian horror.

Odly, I also mentioned in that post that we ought to operate a general suspiscion against authority, guilty until proven innocent.

Do laws exist because parliament passes them, or because we obey them?
Do leaders make followers, or followers make leaders.

That is teh irridicble authority of society.

And where, *IF* authority of some form is needed, then it ought to be the general democratic authority of society, not a king, nor a plutocrat.

: The arguments you are having with me and others in the "Anything Else" debate room could be construed as arguments against the rule of social attitudes.

No, against unjust discimination, social authority means self authorty.

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