We are never going to find, define or unambiguously inhabit a “perfect” ideological, socioeconomic or political system. None of us – never.

What we are able to do is to cultivate open, adaptive, complex networks and communities that most accurately approximate to modelling the natural world from which we emerged.

Once we accept the implicit limitations of all organisational systems we begin refining the limited, partial models we have towards a goal, not of any particular or idealised end-state but of endless improvement and discovery.

Democracy is preferrable because for all its foibles and dissonant differences, it represents a more mature acknowledgement of the dynamic, adaptive and resilient organisational systems that are endemic of nature and towards which we should aspire.

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