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Some claim that majoritarianism, despite its faults, is an alternative preferable to physical conflict. They're wrong: majoritarianism is physical conflict. Elections are a process of counting fists, rather than noses, and saying, 'We outnumber we could beat you up and kill you you might as well give in and save everyone a lot of trouble.' Majoritarianism, to put it straightforwardly, possesses the full measure of nobility manifested by any other form of extortion.
L. Neil Smith
"PIZZACRACY: Majoritarianism Versus Unanimous Consent""

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