[oclug] Outragous Comments
Francis J. A. Pinteric
linuxdoctor at linux.ca
Thu Mar 10 21:27:50 EST 2005
I've been monitoring some of the discussions of the last several weeks
and have been most encouraged by the level of discussion.
However, some blatently false statements have been made.
>From Mark Harrison:
"No, but no-one can. Good decisions can only be reached by consensus.
The hope of democracy is that most people know enough about a subject to
make good decisions. It has proved a relatively efficient way (at least,
compared to the alternatives that have been tried) to have a small
number of people state strong opinions, provide their reasoning, and let
the rest of the people weigh up what they have heard."
Let's examine this. "Good decisions can only be reached by consensus."
Indeed. Consensus once ruled that the world was flat. So much for
Again, "the hope of democracy is that most people know enough ... to
make a good decision."
Once again, experience negates the hope.
As for the proof, that "a relatively efficient way ... to have etc." ...
Please produce the evidence. (give you a hint: Plato's Republic).
It seems that the left is going through withdrawal. With the failure of
the left they have no drug left to sustain their intoxication.
Karl Marx once said, "religion is the opiate of the people". I say,
"ideology is the opiate of the people" (Copyright 1975, Francis J. A.
After all, Marx had an ideology to to peddle and the remenants of his
followers to recover.
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