—“Direct democracy is a useful means of choosing the allocation scarce resources to preferential commons, among small groups of people with near-identical material interests. Representative democracy among diverse peoples with uncommon interests, is nothing but a limited civil war in which the armies show up, get counted, but don’t actually fight. Representative democracy between vastly divergent interests which cannot find compromise, at some point it is merely conquest, and fighting is preferable to that conquest.”— w/ Alexander Byron
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