Archived-Discussions Seasteading: An Alternative To Democracyby The Seasteading Institute2008-10-012022-05-19From The Onion comes a Report: 60 Million People You’d Never Talk To Voting For Other Guy:Share:Tags:democracy previousSnippets through 9/29/2008nextSeasteading Print Ad 4 thoughts on “Seasteading: An Alternative To Democracy” Thorizan 2008-10-01 at 10:24 pm Log in to Reply This is where the world is heading… failed landbased states, and free mobile ones. I’m glad I’m familiarizing myself with the latter, 21st-century solution. xiagos 2008-10-04 at 5:20 pm Log in to Reply Democracy is best defined as the people participating in their own governance. Democracy includes direct democracy, in which the people decide for themselves the matters of state; and republican democracy, in which representatives are elected by the people to make decisions for them. Contrary to common belief, democracy isn’t really about the right to vote for a representative, although voting is the only way most of us will ever particidpate in our own governance in a strong centralized government. Thorizan 2008-10-07 at 12:19 am Log in to Reply Only a few States have a navy that exists beyond it’s territorial waters (if any). If we built a seastead in one of the navy-less countries, and consistently had it near another one, neither country could, or frankly probably would want to, do anything about our freedoms. I know the solution isn’t ideal, but until we get enough people for our cause, and change the limiting treaties imposed by this gigantic non-governmental organization, this may be the best solution we have. Jeff Chan 2008-10-11 at 10:15 pm Log in to Reply Huh? This logic is flawed. If a seastead were in the waters of a country with no navy, then it simply means the navy-less countries would be unable to do anything about it when a (third) country that *does* have a blue water navy came to destroy the seastead. See Minerva Reefs and New Atlantis. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.