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28 Post author: RobbBB 21 July 2014 10:14PM

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Comment author: Lumifer 23 July 2014 05:00:59PM *  1 point [-]

Politics is my precious...

So -- the single most important thing in the world? Worth any sacrifice?

I don't think this metaphor works well...

Comment author: roystgnr 23 July 2014 08:36:13PM 1 point [-]

Worth any sacrifice not to use for itself, but to keep its full potential power from being used against you. As for "the single most important thing in the world", not quite, but "permanent stagnation under totalitarianism" is usually (IMHO correctly) near the top of lists of existential risks.