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Great One

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The Government
« on: April 02, 2010, 02:51:03 PM »

Okay, so last night I had a nightmare that people were being prescribed by the army due to their religious stance. As you can guess, it was the atheists who were being pushed into service. After all, it is only those they can control, i.e. religious people, who're worth keeping. In my dream, out of fear, I claimed after witnessing a thread be taken away that I was a religious person.

Question is though, could this frightening thought ever materialise into a reality in the future?

And to make this topic all the more fascinating, what is the worst case of government you've heard of?
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Re: The Government
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2010, 07:07:00 PM »

i usually dream of naked women, if i dream at all... anyway, the main aim of religious people is not mind control. and with the decline of the church, i don't think i see your scenario ever happening.

i do no what kind of government i don't like. it would probably be anything on the extreme end of the spectrum, like fascism, communism or being ruled by an evil monarch. something like that
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Re: The Government
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2010, 11:02:51 PM »

Sorry to be confusing in my original message, but I was thinking more examples of poor government decisions, than forms of government. Like, for example, India deciding to mass-sterilisation their men in the  '70's to deal with their burgeoning population growth. *shakes head* Crazy-bad execution. Not a terrible idea, though.

Edit: After all, nearly half of India's children are malnourished. Havin' more ain't gonna help matters.
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2010, 07:35:59 AM »

Worst decision? Probably Hitler's decision to break the peace treaty with the soviets and attack them.  He had England in his sights and then he decided to open the Russian front back up before he'd finished the POMs off.  Although it's arguable on wether thats a government decision or a military one otherwise you could argue all sorts of wars as being bad government decisions.  I guess the Native American decisions to give the settlers some land didn't turn out so hot for 'em.

One of the more recent ones that probably stands out is the decision to bring POWs from the wars int he middle-east to prisons on U.S. soil.  Should have kept 'em in their own countries to undergo trial by the laws there.

The French aristocricy ignoring the peasants plight until they revolted, same with the Russian Tzar.  I guess the Russian decision to focus so heavily on their military prowess and cause the country to sink financially wasn't so grand either.
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