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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Democracy is supposed to be about the free exchange of ideas. It's supposed to be a good thing when such bad, illogical, and evil viewpoints are brought to the fore, only to be defeated by popular opinion.

    Even in its ideal form (i.e., before corporations start pulling the strings), democracy has little in the way of safeguards to stop the majority from oppressing minorities. Maybe that's the problem that things like assassination mean to fix.

    • I am not talking about pure democracy. For example, no matter what the majority wants, it is illegal to enslave a people. Good. Does that mean we use force to shut up the people whose views we disagree with, even if they go against the law itself? What good does that do? None at all. It only makes us more likely to use similar force the next time someone says something we don't like, regardless of what it is.