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I recant. I think it's a terrific idea. It's a native API accessing the lizard portion of the remarkable simultaneous session multi-boot OS, so adoption is instantaneous and natural, so there's that as far as the technical and interface issues.
As to features:
It fixes world problems. Usury is a crime, so any form of interest-bearing loan is illegal. Loans themselves would be illegal - Men shall not pay for with work they have't done yet. The military-industrial complex will beat all those swords into plows. If people want fruitful transactions, then yea, they shall then go forth and multiply, planting much seed from which shall issue the labor for pulling those plows around the ground that will be thy sole sustenance.
Yattayattaya. Ten hale faeries ( oops, no, that is the spawn of Satan - We don't make mistakes, the other guy does, different department - At any rate, they're not human, do not forget that ). Yattayattaya. One Our Fornicator, a good act of contrition and a good act of confession, or vice versa whatever. Yattayattaya. Done.
Do not void your warranty with any non-OEM behavior.
For your original sin of laying with an angel, spawning that which would have dominion over you instead of us, evil spawn of Noah, therefore forever shall you eke out your days in the just and fitting punishment of thine own making, slaves to only us and your own toil, so be it with thine children and their children's children, until it gets boring. ( Hey, did you catch the Matrix franchise? Pretty clever spin on the tale, don't you think? I like the reboot part, good idea - Time for another flood or two. ).
It's a great system. Don't screw it up. This is the world's greatest user experience - It just works - Don't mess with it. It's commercial software, freely distributable, and we have group licensing plans. Collect those tithings, because everything wants to be free, but it takes money to make this stuff up, it takes money to make money, it takes money to collect it, it takes money to think about ways to spend it. It just all takes money. Don't miss those payments, because we'll know. It's magic.
Note: Jobs: You better make your targets for the quarter, or else We should yank your license, anyway. Knowledge, information, the internet, all that stuff - It's dangerous. Bad, bad, bad. Naughty boy. You've probably got some of that nephilim blood in you.
Wow, I hope God has a good sense of humor, or else I'm going to Hell
"Strict adherence to any set of basic ideas or principles."
So we have a Fundamental Constitution, Bill of Rights, etc. in the U.S. We should strictly adhere to all of them.
Don't we have a problem already because so many different people/groups interpret those fundamentals differently?
So before we can give fundamentalism a chance, it seems we're going to have to get together and discuss it somewhat. Might mean we'll have to have study grups, and all kinds of groups to come to an agreement on what is fundamental and that we can all agree on it.
Let's set up a group called, well, how about Conservatives!! Oh, oh, oh, the other one can be called Progressives.
Dang me there are so many people in the U.S., why don't we select representatives to make a smaller group and have them meet somewhere in the center of the U.S. Huh? What? Oh, there already is a place on the east coast? Washington, DC! Fantastic!
There will probably be some more stuff we'll have to iron out before we actually put our noses to the grindstone to give Fundamentalism a chance.
I wrote an essay on the principle of working back to the "original" document called The Constitution. My essay's title is "A New Modest Proposal." It begins this way:
"It is a melancholy truth of this, the fourth century in which the sacred name of America can be uttered, that the divine wisdom of our Founding Fathers has become so vitiated that the Nation itself is threatened with dissolution and destruction. Many have expressed various causes for so tragic a state of affairs, but no one has found the true root of the decay. The Constitution written by those sages of the past has been debauched repeatedly by the unfortunate tags and emendations loosely called "amendments"—as if it were possible to improve what the god-like minds of the Creators of our state originally intended. I therefore modestly propose a return to the virgin document crafted by those wise men, wiping aside all the excreta of amendment and refinement."
My model is Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal." It begins like this:
"It is a melancholy object to those who walk through this great town or travel in the country, when they see the streets, the roads, and cabin doors, crowded with beggars of the female sex, followed by three, four, or six children, all in rags and importuning every passenger for an alms. These mothers, instead of being able to work for their honest livelihood, are forced to employ all their time in strolling to beg sustenance for their helpless infants: who as they grow up either turn thieves for want of work, or leave their dear native country to fight for the Pretender in Spain, or sell themselves to the Barbadoes."
Swift's solution is to sell babies as nourishing food. I'm not quite so radical. Although I do get rid of the Bill of Rights as part of those pernicious amendments that tarnish original intent.
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