"Europe is slowly integrating into one continental state, setting the trend for a future world where small states merge into gigantic mega-states, and everything in politics becomes bigger and bigger. Also political minorities grow larger and larger – too large to ignore any more as a meaningless and powerless margin, where the doctrine of majority rule democracy has rejected them.
In small ancient Greek city-states it may have made sense that the small minority of the small population has no greater purpose in life than obeying the wise and fair decisions of the democratic majority. But the larger the populations have become, and the larger the minorities without political power have become, the more obvious it is becoming that it is neither necessary nor morally legitimate for the majority to rule over large minorities, which may have millions of members, and which are perfectly capable of deciding about their own political affairs.
Majority rule democracy is becoming one of the most oppressive and risky political forces on the planet. People’s voting behaviour is too easily influenced by fake news, censorship of true information, and carefully timed fabricated moral scandals, which mislead people to vote with emotion rather than reason. Modern democracy is tyranny of a self-centered and cynical majority. Tyranny of the 70%."