Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Proportion Voting Scams - SVT In BC

So BC is having an election and a referendum?

I hear they have a Proportional Voting scheme in mind for the folks out there.

Let me make one thing perfectly clear: Proportional Voting is for Banana Republics and European failures who want useless government or hope to extend the influence of losers to places where it has no business.

And even banana republics don't seem to care that much for it.

Now something really important ... Sarah Jessica Parker is having TWINS!! ??

Well not really ... somebody else is actually doing it for her. Big surprise eh?

Sort of Proportional Parenting!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The STV system, Single Transferable Vote is preferential voting with proportional counting. It is used in the English-speaking countries mainly, not least in elections to professional bodies, first being introduced by that loser John Stuart Mill MP (advocate of a democratic Canadian constitution) in the British House of Commons in the 1860s.
He also introduced the first bill for women's suffrage, which was
re-introduced every year thereafter. Mill's purpose was to make the suffrage universal and to make the voting method give free and equal representation - in short to promote democracy.
This you may or may not agree with but STV is democratic voting method.

Richard Lung
Democracy Science.

4/29/2009 3:46 p.m.  
Blogger OMMAG said...

Well I happen to like John Stuart Mill. And refer to him as the Anti-Idiotarian. I doubt if there is anything you could offer to improve my awareness of his ideas and works.

I have no idea why you'd refer to him as a loser except as some feeble attempt at a snide retort to my assertion about STV and who seeks to embrace it.

Although I see that most people who choose to adopt Mill's ideas do not have a clue as to what he actually was about and mostly cling to snippets of his treatises that happen to support their own prejudices and ill formed ideas.

Mill states repeatedly in every subject that he wrote on that there are benefits and there are liabilities to every point of view.
In fact this is the ONE consistent theme and one must first consider what the overarching priorities are and what eventual results are desired before adopting a strategy or methodology of any kind.

This in no way means that proportional voting or proportional vote counting is anything but a tool for losers to steal an undeserved share of the democratic landscape.

In fact if your goals are to ensure successful democratic governance the last thing you want is to have anyone determine the value or intent of any single vote.

If your intentions are other than that... like say .... enabling fringe groups and one issue cretins and promoting them to the head of the class then something like STV is just what you want.

And if you want the political landscape to LOOK like a banana republic or a dysfunctional European parliament then proportional voting is the vehicle to get you there.

4/29/2009 8:16 p.m.  

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