mandag 26. januar 2009


I was wondering why can't we have power lotteries. The senators, for instance, selected through a lottery procedure. Like they did in old Athens. Why don't we leave power to be distributed by chance? Is power taken to be beyond randomness? It seems like power has a sacred connection to its bearer: it's more immanent than money. Power constitute someone: a shadow of necessary connection ties power to its bearer. The advances of capital bring randomness to power: the old story, there is no longer anything distinguishing the rich from the poor, only that the former happens to have the money. The diagnosis of Marx's Manifesto.

Maybe we should struggle for power lotteries. A lottery to be in the government, seating and voting in G20, in the senate.

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