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No matter how noble a person's intentions, a society built on commanding and coercing others into a specific worldview will not stand the test of time.

Keltoi @Keltoi

@Elizafox "you cant go around building a better world for people, only people can build a better world for people"
- Terry Pratchett, quoted from memory so maybe not 100%... im gonna guess Witches Abroad and then go check

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@Elizafox Oooh i was right baout which book but i missed the best part "You can't go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise it's just a cage."

@Keltoi @Elizafox
Or, Oshino Meme's "I can't/didn't save you; only you can save yourself."

@Keltoi @Elizafox So much this. Any centralised effort that wants to help push the world towards a decentralised future must have, as a core principle, the goal to exist not to exist. i.e., It must exist to create the decentralised infrastructure that would make the organisation itself irrelevant. Anything else will simply perpetuate the centralised power structures.

@aral @Keltoi @Elizafox
I think you're applying it to a too specific issue. I don't think the author had just decentralization in mind..

@Maltimore @aral @Elizafox Of course not, but it's a good quote to think about in general, and @Elizafox was talking about coercing people into worldviews or political structures so it seemed pretty applicable.

@Keltoi @aral @Elizafox this was directed at @aral, who I think made it too much about decentralization