>>255148>What do you mean the society implodes endemically, lol? Is the choice only between state socialism and absolute capitalism? And how can you say that all countries trend more capitalist over time or implode when there still exists plenty of well-functioning social democracies in the world with high standards of living, high GDP per capita, social equality and human rights?
The USSR was heavily marxist-leninist and eventually fell into shambles, by virtue of no extraneous force but competition with the United States. The PRC is poised to be the only superpower in the world, and they adopted some Capitalist policies but virtually never slacked on their authoritarianism otherwise.
The stable continued persistence of authoritarian societies should only inspire more fear of them, because it means they and their principles are harder to defeat in the real world.
>What does secularity have to do with anything?>Faith in what?
Your "greater good." You may not bank on a Chad demigod reigning with fire from the heavens, but you've mutually crafted your own Divine, whose will to which you bind the whole of humanity, even without their mutual consent. And, to be honest, if tyrants in the heavens did exist, or we had sufficient evidence for our time to think they did, following their will and potentially saving our whole species or clan from death in fire and brimstone would still
be a more rational choice than trusting this......this mutated collective organism we've made, this illegitimate authority that appropriates our national identity, our feelings of communitarian altruism, and the fruits of our labor, all while shanking us in the butthole with it.
The point of a State is that you participate without consent. How could that device possibly not fall to the vice of endlessly destroying more liberties than it creates, to constantly profit off its citizens, rather than vigilantly doing the bare minimum of what is absolutely necessary to keep tyrannical people from reigning over one another? I don't trust human nature either, but the whole construct is so draconian and convoluted, I'm tempted to trust our natural communal ability to self-regulate even over the former. At least then we'd be living on a scale our intuitions evolved to prop