crasch (crasch) wrote,
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Why We Mock the Vote

"Something doesn’t become right just because 50%+1 of the population say so. The very core of democracy is the idea that the numerical majority on any issue will have its way, with the minority being forced to submit. Imagine a world of just three people. When two off these people use their superior physical strength to gang up on the other, stealing his stuff and making him their slave, we call it thuggery. When they do it through the voting booth we call it the Voice of the People."

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