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goldz April 10th, 2016 4:02am

"Democracy...means accepting a tolerable quantity of injustice to avoid greater injustice." -Umberto Eco

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badattitude no place like home
04/10/16 5:48 pm

That may be true in a democracy, but we're a republic.

jdixson 8 digits
04/10/16 2:44 pm

Good thing the US is NOT a democracy!

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goldz oh this world
04/10/16 2:56 pm

It's a republic, but the quote was referring to our form of government.

badattitude no place like home
04/10/16 5:48 pm

Sorry, I should have read down first.

evoecon nearest binary system
04/10/16 6:54 am

Democracy is where 50% plus one can control and force the 49% to obey.

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goldz oh this world
04/10/16 9:16 am

Better than 1% forcing 99% to obey.

In policy cases where no compromise is possible, there will be a number of people whose will is ignored. Law of nature.

goldz oh this world
04/10/16 9:36 am

Better than no checks and balances.

evoecon nearest binary system
04/10/16 9:36 am

Actually more like 6% controlling the 94% currently. But then, this same 4 to 8% have existed in monarchies, socialist, communist and democracies. Why go to a democracy from a democratically elected representative republic.

goldz oh this world
04/10/16 9:41 am

I would, but I don't think it's possible.

goldz oh this world
04/10/16 10:03 am

I disagree. And a "perfectly just" leader would have to follow the will of the people. I don't agree with many things Putin and Stalin did, and I wonder if 51% of the Russian population did.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
04/10/16 5:14 am

Agree. This is a good response to those who say democracy is mob rule.

goldz oh this world
04/10/16 6:34 am

I thought you'd disagree......you want perfect justice with everything shared equally.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
04/10/16 6:38 am

But I'm not naïve enough to think that perfect justice can exist. My idea isn't to institute a utopia where nothing goes wrong, but to remove as much of the bad stuff that exists. Sure, when people control everything, things can go wrong. People aren't perfect. But it's better than having dictatorial rule.