Monday, October 20, 2014

Minoritarianism and Jim Goad and He, She, Heesh, Sheesh!

We libertarians like to use the word "majoritarianism" to make it clear that democracy, in theory and effect, simply means that the majority can vote to have minorities eliminated, so maybe it's not such a great idea after all. You know the saying — democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for lunch.

Well, here's something from the opposite direction that is worse, if anything  — "minoritarianism." It sort of means that any trendy minority can basically not vote, but use government power through the courts, to violate the will and rights of the majority. And, for that matter, other, contending minorities. And this is such a cool new thing that people lobby to be declared minorities, so they can start the ripoffs. I blogged awhile back about the thrilling new MENA minority HERE.

And now the City of Houston basically wants, in effect, to guarantee the right of men, for whatever reason, to enter ladies' rest rooms. And it's so important, that they're intimidating local clergymen to prevent them from criticizing the idea. Like so many other liberal ideas, it basically comes down to toilets. You can't make this stuff up. At Takimag, Jim Goad writes:

Houston, We Have a Gender-Blind Public-Restroom Problem

1 comment:

  1. I hadn't watched South Park in years. Recently I saw an episode and Cartman put a bow in his hair to use the girls washroom. It was an eye-opening episode for the struggles of Cartman.