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Comment Re:Moral panic (Score 1) 684

You believe there are conditions where the minority should rule over the majority? Then you don't believe in democracy. End of story.

The U.S. Constitution was written by a minority, and ratified by a minority (who represented the majority).

The US isn't a democracy.

Comment Re:Moral panic (Score 1) 684

No, I believe that rule by popular opinion is the definition of a democracy, and anyone who claims they believe we should govern ourselves democratically but don't believe in the rule of popular opinion is talking out of both corners of their mouth.

Personally, I believe in an absolute democracy, but that the right to vote should go hand in hand with civil service... not unlike what Heinlein proposed in Starship Troopers (the novel, not the movie), except that civil service should be more well rounded, and not simply a matter of being a member of the warrior class.

I believe you should have to get your hands dirty in each sector of civil life, so even if you're dealing with things you're not strong at, you are at least well enough informed to tell the difference between someone who knows better than you do and someone who is taking you for a ride. I am anti-specialist. No one should be able to vote if they do not participate, but no one who wishes to participate should be barred from doing so, to the best of their capacities.

This would let the young able bodied reclaim control of society from the elderly, and prevent rich DINKs from using their dominance in both demographics and economics to run us into the ground as they attempt to cling to the lifestyle they were "promised". This, I feel, is in the best interests of humanity.

Comment Re:Moral panic (Score 0) 684

That would be the 9 people raping the 10th person.

See, the thing is, there is an absolute sovereign here. Each individual is absolute sovereign of their own body. You don't get to democratically decide what I do with my body because you have no legitimate claim to it.

Oh right. So, there aren't actually any people you can point at. You're just talking out of your ass, about things that aren't real.

Comment Re:Moral panic (Score 1) 684

I do agree with you in almost everything you wrote, but what is questionable is if any democracy as they are implemented in the real world is really the rule of the majority. It is more like the apathy of the majority and the rule of money.

Libya came pretty close. That's why we bombed them.

Comment Re:Moral panic (Score 1) 684

You believe there are conditions where the minority should rule over the majority? Then you don't believe in democracy. End of story.

I guess you're right. After all, 9 out of 10 people enjoy gang rape.

Sure they do. Why don't you go ahead and point them out?

Comment Re:Moral panic (Score 1, Informative) 684

That's what we call Tyranny of the Majority. It might be legal, but it's never acceptable. It's nothing more than sheer thuggery.

If there is no absolute sovereign, there is no tyranny. The word comes from antiquity, it is derived from the greek word Tyrannos, and it refers specifically to consolidation of power into the hands of a single individual who rules capriciously and without codified laws. "Tyranny of the Majority" is a nonsense phrase used by people who do not wish to be bound by democracy, but to bind it so it doesn't interfere with their selfish choices.

Also, thuggery refers to violence outside the bounds of law. When the people democratically create a law, and only then use violence after people have been made aware of the law, that is the diametric opposite of thuggery.

You believe there are conditions where the minority should rule over the majority? Then you don't believe in democracy. End of story.

Comment Re:Get a helpdesk job (Score 1) 215

Agile is what happens when you take the same lazy, short sighted approach that leads to a clusterfuck and formalize it. It gives reassurances to idiots, but it doesn't lead to success.

We use Agile here for the bigger projects, and there have been so many times that I've thought of moving on purely because of it, it's not even funny. I feel like it makes me stupider each day.

Oh, and fuck you and your "spineless moron" talk. When I'm not working for money, I'm working for free, because I'm an industrious person by nature who takes responsibility for the world he lives in, and there's a lot of shit that needs to be done. Work should be a fierce joy. If it isn't, that's a sign that there's a flaw in your character.

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