But maybe that's the correct outcome? If 80% of the population truly believes that some people should die, maybe they should. What higher authority can we appeal to?

Really?

So it's just an absurd hypothetical.

I wonder if you heard the word "genocide" before. Not in the context of hypotheticals, but as a recurring feature of human history.

Really?

That's not an argument.

If 80% of the population has a certain value, how can you say that value is wrong? Statistically you are far more likely to be in that 80%.

And the alternative isn't "you get to be dictator and have all your values maximized without compromise". It's "some random individual is picked from the population and gets his values maximized over everyone else's." Democracy of values is far preferable.

I wonder if you heard the word "genocide" before. Not in the context of hypotheticals, but as a recur

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