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Society isn't the government, though. This conflation is a nice trick when arguing, I'll give you that.



Government is elected by society to represent. Yes governments are flawed and inefficient and corrupt at times, but generally speaking governments do an acceptable job at providing basic services to most people. There's countless examples of them fucking up but they get more right than wrong.


> Government is elected by society to represent.

Some people are selected by some other people, neither representative of society as a whole.




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