Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tyranny of the Majority? Occupy Seattle

Read the piece about the proposal to go to consensus decision making at the General Assembly because of the supposed "Tyranny of the Majority". This is confusing, because if you're really doing consensus it's almost impossible with a very large group. But there's a possibility that what's being advocated is something called 'consensus' that actually involves folks who can't get a majority getting their way. If so, and, actually, even if not so, it's ironic that people in a group that says it represents the 99% are complaining about the Tyranny of the Majority.

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