[volunteers] Fwd: yes you ARE confused

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Fri Dec 14 01:41:51 PST 2007


On Fri, 14 Dec 2007 01:07:04 -0800, Paul Reiber wrote:

> I have no idea what a "Mandate of Heaven" is referring to - do any of you?

The Mandate of Heaven is basically the (two- or three-thousand-year-old)
idea that any government that no longer serves the needs of the people
will inevitably be overthrown in short order, and by the same token, any
government that gets overthrown only does by virtue of no longer serving
the needs of the people.





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