I don't know if anyone here read a lot of Science Fiction
by Ziks511 - 11/21/12 12:28 PM
in their youth, but if you did, did you notice how Robert Heinlein started out with no particular agenda in the early stories, then became progressively more Libertarian as he aged until finally he was deeply into the Ayn Rand, "the superior man is allowed to do anything he wants" bs which is dangerously close to "the superman (Nietsche) can do no wrong" which characterised much Nazi thinking?
The deeper you get into Randianism, the smaller the allowed group of "superior men" "artists, architects, engineers, heroes" becomes until they seem they're all about to disappear up Ayn Rand's fundament.
That's what is wrong, and was recognized as wrong with self designated elites, and the US has by and large avoided that trap until now. Indeed it is possible that the most recent election and Obama's small but distinct coattails, did provide some fending off of that viewpoint.
Did anyone check the close votes, and how they almost all went Obama's party's way, with a few exceptions. Allan West got his recount, and the margin of his opponent's victory only opened wider, which suggests sloppy tabulation of the vote by the machines or the poll supervisors.
"Can anyone cite an instance in History where the majority has been right?" Robert A. Heinlein.
Majority rule may not be perfect, but it's the best thing we've got, to stave off the tyrrany of small self-appointed minorities.