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    There's nothing totalitarian in the logic itself, but mindless agreement with what your government, parlament, whatever (no matter elected or not) is doing may lead to unpleasant consequences. Their being elected(and "anyone with half brain" doesn't really have much choice here) doesn't prevent them from making unnecessary laws (and there's nothing unnatural in it 'cause we are all humans). Of course they understand what they are doing, but that doesn't mean that it's necessarily a good decision and that everyone should agree with that.
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    I do not think that "mindless agreement" is appropriate here, Friendy. In case of VendingMachine, the agreement is not mindless at all, he seems to be very much in favour of that law personally. I imagine that a large number of Russian citizens share that attitude.

    If you disagree with all the laws, then you and the other dissidents should vote for somebody else. If you do but nothing changes, it means that you're in minority and either have to put up with that, or create a party and try to get in the parliament, or just leave the country. That is democracy for you.

    P.S. I know that the majority will vote for anyone who's smart enough to fool them (and has money for that), but that is also democracy for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad manners
    I do not think that "mindless agreement" is appropriate here, Friendy. In case of VendingMachine, the agreement is not mindless at all, he seems to be very much in favour of that law personally. I imagine that a large number of Russian citizens share that attitude.
    My words "mindless agreement" where not targeted VM's position on the law in question but on the logic that I assotiate with some of his statements that I quoted (I even doubt that VM himself always follows that kind of logic because he doesn't seem to be a person inclined to mindless agreement to me).

    And, of course, congratulations on the 1000th post, bad manners.
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