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Subject: [freeciv-data] Re: [Freeciv-Dev] Why fascism is bad but not communism (was Re: New Nazi cityset attached...)
From: Dmitriy Genzel <udgenzel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2000 19:26:41 -0400 (EDT)
Reply-to: freeciv-data@xxxxxxxxxxx

> >      If even one person, just *ONE*, objects to something, you should
> > respond in exactly the same way as if the majority of the people objected.
> > If you refuse to listen to the minority's objections, based ONLY the fact
> > that he is a minority, then no matter how you might try to "suger-coat"
> > it, the bottom line is that you're behaving like a Nazi would.  As well as
> > being a hypocrite.
> I see your point - and I have already responded to it - but you are
> overstating it.  Behaving according to the wishes of the majority
> is known as democracy.  Democracy would mean holding a poll.
> I don't think we want to hold a poll on this.  But to call
> this 'behaving like a Nazi' is a little overdone.

Moreover, you should listen to reasons of one person as much as to reasons
of a group, but that does not mean that it carries the same weight. By the
way, here's a proposal for yet another (probably useless) sort of
government, similar to Rzech Pospolita (sp?), i.e. Poland, of 16-18
century. There all decisions in parliament had to be unanimous. I do not
think many people think it really worked out very well, though:) It only
took one person to block anything. That's why democarcy involves majority
decisions, not unanimous ones.


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