Zebra 3 Report by Joe Anybody
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Tyranny of the Majority: 3 wolves & 6 goats
Mood:  mischievious
Now Playing: Democracy ... I dont think so
Topic: POLITICS
Tyranny of the Majority:
If you ever found yourself in a vastly outnumbered minority, and the majority voted that you had to give up something as necessary to your life as water and air, would you comply? When it comes down to it, does anyone really believe it makes sense to accept the authority of a group simply on the grounds that they outnumber everyone else? We accept majority rule because we do not believe it will threaten us – and those it does threaten are already silenced before anyone can hear their misgivings.

[...]

Three wolves and six goats are discussing what
to have for dinner. One courageous goat makes
an impassioned case: “We should put it to a vote!” The
other goats fear for his life, but surprisingly, the wolves
acquiesce. But when everyone is preparing to vote, the
wolves take three of the goats aside.
“Vote with us to make the other three goats dinner,”
they threaten. “Otherwise, vote or no vote, we’ll eat you.”
The other three goats are shocked by the outcome of
the election: a majority, including their comrades, has
voted for them to be killed and eaten. They protest in
outrage and terror, but the goat who first suggested the
vote rebukes them: “Be thankful you live in a democracy! At least we got to have a say in this!”

More from author here... http://www.celticbear.com/weblog/2009/10/04/beyond-democracy-thoughts-on-anarchy/


Posted by Joe Anybody at 2:44 AM PDT

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