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Rebel Mystic: Toward a Theorization of the Aesthetic and Communicative Dimensions of Reggae and Dub
Unformatted Document Text:  41 would cherish both liberty and equality. Seen statically, liberty (or efficiency) and equality may seem to be in constant tension; considered dynamically, however, they also tend to complement each other over time (See also Friedman, M., 1962; Scully, G., 1992; Dworkin, R., 1996). While the difference in the distributions of knowledge and power among citizens would decrease over time (that is, society would continue to become more democratic), most individuals clustering around the mean of the normal curve, it is not likely reach perfect or ideal democracy. In a perfect or ideal democracy, the distribution of knowledge, income, and power would be uniformly distributed. Such a situation would require the presence of no difference in the level of knowledge and power. However, the empirical fact suggests that the distribution of knowledge among citizens of a given society would remain unequal. The continuous gravitation of knowledge, income, and power distributions towards the majority mass, the middle class, after normal democracy may be mainly the effect of the levels of education and motivation of children. While it is likely that some children, when they become adults, would move away (up and down) from the mean, most of them would continue to join the mean over time. The development of knowledge in a given society would necessarily be very incremental, not extraordinary. Thus, the normalcy of knowledge (and power) would prevail. The gravitation of the distribution of power (and knowledge) toward the center (the balancing force), similar to Galton’s (1892; 1889) findings that the distribution of intelligence and height in the United Kingdom clusters toward the average or mean intelligence and height, seems to be governed by a law of human nature.

Authors: Tracy, James.
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would cherish both liberty and equality. Seen statically, liberty (or efficiency) and
equality may seem to be in constant tension; considered dynamically, however, they also
tend to complement each other over time (See also Friedman, M., 1962; Scully, G., 1992;
Dworkin, R., 1996). While the difference in the distributions of knowledge and power
among citizens would decrease over time (that is, society would continue to become more
democratic), most individuals clustering around the mean of the normal curve, it is not
likely reach perfect or ideal democracy. In a perfect or ideal democracy, the distribution
of knowledge, income, and power would be uniformly distributed. Such a situation
would require the presence of no difference in the level of knowledge and power.
However, the empirical fact suggests that the distribution of knowledge among citizens of
a given society would remain unequal. The continuous gravitation of knowledge,
income, and power distributions towards the majority mass, the middle class, after
normal democracy may be mainly the effect of the levels of education and motivation of
children. While it is likely that some children, when they become adults, would move
away (up and down) from the mean, most of them would continue to join the mean over
time. The development of knowledge in a given society would necessarily be very
incremental, not extraordinary. Thus, the normalcy of knowledge (and power) would
prevail. The gravitation of the distribution of power (and knowledge) toward the center
(the balancing force), similar to Galton’s (1892; 1889) findings that the distribution of
intelligence and height in the United Kingdom clusters toward the average or mean
intelligence and height, seems to be governed by a law of human nature.


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