[WikiEN-l] Comparison with other wikis
geniice at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 20:17:06 UTC 2006
On 2/7/06, Philip Welch <wikipedia at philwelch.net> wrote:
> >>> If people had WWJD (What Would Jimbo Do) in mind when they start
> >>> fighting over stuff, a lot of this crap would just go away.
> >> Actually I think the aura of the God-King has either faded
> >> for a lot of people, or they never had a sense of it in the
> >> first place (cf, Karmafist wheel warring with Jimbo). Our
> >> constitutional monarchy model has problems .
> > That may be because it isn't a constitutional monarchy. If the
> > monarch's
> > power is unfettered and he intervenes directly in minor matters
> > that are
> > otherwise the province of government, then it is a dictatorship. A
> > benevolent dictatorship, I trust.
> I'm sure that if Tony Blair decided to turn the UK into a fascist one-
> party state, Queen Elizabeth would come down and say "no, stop,
> you're being stupid."
Doubtful. An old trick for becomeing a one party state is to suck up
to the monarch as part of your appeal to patiotism.
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