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Squidboy July 1st, 2013 5:33pm

The Egyptian people are currently presented the choice of military fascism or religious fascism. Which government tyranny would you prefer?

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Vincere Seattle
07/01/13 3:15 pm

Military juntas seem easier to overthrow than Theocracies because a theocracy usually has a radical base of support made up of people who think going against the gov. is like going against God or something.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/01/13 1:26 pm

Depends on which religion is being carried too far. If it weren't mine, I could be killed.

cyanospool The Deep North
07/01/13 11:31 am

Let's look at the usual motivation for both. Government/Military is focused 100% on gaining pure power with no regard or the desires of the people. Religious tyranny's main focus is power, but usually not pure power only for the rulers. They have an

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cyanospool The Deep North
07/01/13 11:32 am

ideal for the world other than constant power-wars. Sure, there's less of a guise of order and formality when they make decisions, but that allows for the people to have more of an intermittent voice.

Vincere Seattle
07/01/13 3:24 pm

Good observation. I hadn't thought of it that way.

leary Dulag Luft
07/01/13 11:04 am

I'd also go military because they would be easier to fight. Military tyrants have a smaller base than religious tyrants who usually have followers in all aspects of the society.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/01/13 10:47 am

I think I would go military.

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suppressedID Honor RBGs Wish
07/01/13 10:44 am

At least the military guys TRY to act with some honor.
The religious guys hear only what's convenient for them to hear from God.

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leary Dulag Luft
07/01/13 10:59 am

I'm sitting here trying to come up with military tyrants with honor. Whom do you have in mind?

suppressedID Honor RBGs Wish
07/01/13 11:01 am

Not the tyrants, the soldiers; better than zealots.

Neither is a good choice.