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Comment: The up/down vote is used to...

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The up/down vote is used to...

to promote group think. It's like being in high school and succumbing to peer pressure in order to be one of the "cool" kids. It's the same at DP, peer pressure is used as a coercive tool that promotes conformity. I'm suprised that libertarians don't want to have a discussion about the possibility that the up/down vote can be used to stifle libertarian thought and speech.

I've noticed a pattern with regard to the use of down voting in particular. If I point out what I consider to be irrational aspects of anarchism, the result is almost all down votes, all the time, with few exceptions. This is ironic considering anarchists pride themselves on being "free" thinkers who dislike coercion and conformity.

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