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Tyranny of the majority

PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:20 am
by comperr
Should you always bend to the will of the majority?

Re: Tyranny of the majority

PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:04 pm
by Kuja
Obviously not, the majority of people are idiots. So people should 'bend their will' to the smart/rational/logical people.
Course one could make the argument that the rational people will then do what's best for themselves, that being rational.
Hence people should do whatever has the highest payoff for them as individuals.

Re: Tyranny of the majority

PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:39 pm
by terminus
I think you should rebel when necessary. How to determine when necessary is up to each individual. As stated in the discussion on ethics it is reallly up to each person to determine what is right and wrong. I think you should stand up for what you believe is right even if it goes against the majority.

Re: Tyranny of the majority

PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:06 pm
by kamikazicomeback kid
lol like when i was told when i started to learn to hack "question everything".
that since i live in America i believe democracy plays on the stupidity of the majority.

so never bend to any ones will (unless there absolutely right).

Re: Tyranny of the majority

PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:24 pm
by A141514YMOUS
I believe that if people were truly informed enough to stand up for what they as INDIVIDUALS believe in then there would be an inadvertent mass consensus on many issues, as we are all equally affected by the decisions of those in power. The only difference is who buys into the propagated sales pitch and who do not.

However I do not believe in consenting to ANY point of view even if only one sentence of it runs contrary to what you yourself believe in, that produces a snowball effect where we all slowly let what makes us individuals slip into the abyss.

Re: Tyranny of the majority

PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:56 pm
by 133794m3r
Well majority shall always win. But the rights of individual should always be of the upmost importance but it seems that in all forms of govt. the govt. will tend to bend towards the majority. In the states though we have a clause that allows the minority to overthrow the majority.

Re: Tyranny of the majority

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:15 pm
by TheMindRapist
If the majority always won why would a minority of people hold a majority of power?

Re: Tyranny of the majority

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:43 am
by Crystal_Bearer
TheMindRapist wrote:If the majority always won why would a minority of people hold a majority of power?

It's because the majority don't care to use their power. They throw it away, and those driven take it (usually with disastrous results). Of course, I guess that depends on just how driven they are.

Re: Tyranny of the majority

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:09 am
by Levels
terminus wrote:I think you should rebel when necessary. How to determine when necessary is up to each individual. As stated in the discussion on ethics it is reallly up to each person to determine what is right and wrong. I think you should stand up for what you believe is right even if it goes against the majority.


I agree.

Re: Tyranny of the majority

PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:51 pm
by griallia
The mental maturity of the masses is quite rare.

The Majority has always been spoon fed by the minority. The minority only needs to spoon feed the ignorant masses, they will simply let the ignorant masses do the work for them.

It's quite depressing. Intelligent people are punished by being ruled by the idiots.