It seems to me that "power" has the natural tenancy to become centralised and it takes a constant grind to prevent that. And since it's so hard, we see centralised power structure appear over and over and over again through out human history. And then things collapse again and start from somewhat decentralised power status.
This also means no concept or idea we come up with will ever prevent centralised power. Only the constant work against accumulation of power can prevent that.
@sheogorath You can hand in your power without violence, like we are doing today with our right to not live in an increasingly invasive panopticon. However, to my knowledge there is not a single example of those who got that kind of sovereignty over their own lives back. Not without violence or threat thereof.
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