Humanity one step closer to living in the Culture

I will admit, shipmates, that I have often struggled to embrace the concept of the Culture, as presented in several of Iain M. Banks’ novels.

As you may already know, I am heavily influenced by my socio-political belief system, which brings together mysticism and libertarianism (at last), and in which self-reliance and  strong clan-ties play a central role. Without digressing further, I am basically a survivalist magickian.

Therefore, the concept of a galactic civilisation in which the welfare state has become total fills me with horror.

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