mitigatedchaos:

argumate:

perhaps we need a more convenient way to refer to the concept of an idealised state that doesn’t commit horrible atrocities: democracy is important but not sufficient, rule of law is important but not sufficient, explicitly enumerating protected civil liberties is important but not sufficient, checks and balances, accountability, oversight, transparency, all important but not sufficient; gesturing in the direction of a state that exists to serve the common good and not sacrificing the common good in order to temporarily perpetuate itself.

“I, too, am a follower of Goodism. In fact, my country is the Goodistest state around.”

– John Warbuckler, Senator of Midlands Republic, shortly prior to the systematic extermination of the Eastlanders along the Midlands Republic’s western border in what came to be known as the Western Eastlander Massacre

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