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The Avenger

Location: New Jersey
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Late Great Donald Blake 

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 7,563
Subj: Re: I think you're greatly overestimating the decisive nature of multiple vs single parties.
Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2022 at 12:43:29 pm EDT (Viewed 161 times)
Reply Subj: I think you're greatly overestimating the decisive nature of multiple vs single parties.
Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2022 at 10:34:25 pm EDT (Viewed 172 times)

    I think basically you already have the conclusion you want to get to and have worked backwards to get there in only a few steps.

It's simply a fact that Communist countries are bad to live in. Evidence: People flee them. I've been trying to understand why this has to be so. Something that's always true is probably logically necessary. I wanted to understand why the badness of Communist countries is logically necessary.

Multi-party systems can be bad to live in - usually for minorities - but they aren't always. As you noted, the USA was a multi-party system during the days of slavery. But there are many multi-party systems in Europe that are awesome to live in, and Canada and Australia are also awesome to live in. No Communist country anywhere, ever, has been awesome to live in. This tells us there's something inherently bad about Communism. Something about it makes badness logically necessary. I've been trying to grasp what that "something" is.

What you don't seem to understand - either genuinely or as a tactic - is that I'm talking about logical necessity. I'm saying badness is logically necessary for any single-party system, which means goodness is impossible for it.

What ensures the possibility of goodness in a country? Political freedom. First of all, political freedom in itself is more valuable even than life, and certainly more valuable than prosperity, because man is a political animal, and therefore to abolish political freedom is to abolish man. But more practically, without political freedom, the people cannot influence their government, which leaves their government free to do as it pleases without any consequences, and the corrupting influence of unaccountability does the rest, making human suffering inevitable.

Under single-party systems, a suffering populace is logically necessary. Under a multi-party system, it is not. It may exist, but it didn't have to.

If we endeavor to design the optimum system of governance, we must begin with a multi-party framework, lest we doom our creation from the start to being an instrument of evil. Thus military dictatorship must be excluded from consideration, and theocracy, fascism, and Communism must likewise.

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