How might we govern ourselves?
As history progresses, power will tend to be more quickly redistributed when it gets too heavy at the top.
When power is redistributed (through disruption, revolution, or disaster), it will have undesirable short-term consequences.
Power often becomes motivated to remain in power, which results in systemic discrimination, harrassment, and abuse. It is against power's first-order objectives to build structures that might lead to them being removed from power, but as awareness of this dynamic increases, so should accountability. It will be a very slow uphill battle with many movements backwards, but all the more reason to always push on increasing awareness and accountability within all systems.
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