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Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. (Ray Bradbury) #quotes #quote #quotations #RayBradbury


This is why we're upset. Yes, we'll get through this presidency, but now I've seen how many Americans find hatred acceptable.


Hamilton: The scenarios in which tyranny perception occurs are very specific, involves a sort of distortion of democracy preconditions: Centralisation excess: when the centralised power of a federation make a decision that should be local, breaking with the commitment to the subsidiarity principle.[3] Typical solutions, in this condition, are concurrent majority and supermajority rules. Abandonment of rationality: when, ...

The Religious Right wants to harness the tyranny of the majority if they can get it, and ignore the majority if they can’t, all the while ignoring the Constitution that, rather than the Bible or the majority in individual states, cities or towns, is the law of the land.


Rousseau’s theory of the General Will is framed by his wider Social Contract theory of governance. Here, the individual must deny themselves notions of absolute freedom and ‘rights’ if these are not in accordance with the ‘general will’.Interpreted one way, this has Rousseau simply as arguing for a kind of democracy - where all laws and state actions must be the voice of the majority. However, he is more commonly interpreted as endorsing a tyranny of the majority over minorities. He argues…

from The Daily Signal

Alexis de Tocqueville's Predictions Were Spot On

De Toqueville on the the tyranny of the majority, causing demise of morality & true art, and thus bringing in increasing oppression by the ruling class.