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'''Mobocracy''' is a synonym for ''ochlocracy'', the rule by a group of [[people]] unrestrained by any meaningful principles.  A mobocracy has a tendency to be arbitrary and to engage in [[bully]]ing towards critics or dissenters. Wikis and other online communities tend towards mobocracy if strong measures aren't taken to prevent this. Many conservatives feel that [[Wikipedia®]] takes inadequate measures.<ref>Chris Edwards. [http://blog.hackingcough.com/2007/03/on-wikipedia-no.htm On Wikipedia, nobody's sure you're a prof], ''HackingCaugh'', 1 March 2007.</ref> In some cases, democracy can also be demonstrated by mobocracy. Infamous examples of these include the [[French Revolution]], as well as the leftist protestors in Wisconsin and the various leftist rioters such as [[antifa]] during the Donald Trump administration. People tend to be indulgent toward mobocracy when they assume that the mob will necessarily [[original-position fallacy|side with them]].
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'''Mobocracy''' is a synonym for ''ochlocracy'', the rule by a group of [[people]] unrestrained by any meaningful principles.  A mobocracy has a tendency to be arbitrary and to engage in [[bully]]ing towards critics or dissenters. Wikis and other online communities tend towards mobocracy if strong measures aren't taken to prevent this. Many conservatives feel that [[Wikipedia®]] takes inadequate measures.<ref>Chris Edwards. [http://blog.hackingcough.com/2007/03/on-wikipedia-no.htm On Wikipedia, nobody's sure you're a prof], ''HackingCaugh'', 1 March 2007.</ref> In some cases, democracy can also be demonstrated by mobocracy. Infamous examples of these include the [[French Revolution]], as well as the leftist protestors in Wisconsin and the various leftist rioters such as [[antifa]] during the Donald Trump administration.
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People tend to be indulgent toward mobocracy when they assume that the mob will necessarily [[original-position fallacy|side with them]]. When they are proved wrong, they often [[Morton's fork|do an about face]] and say that the whims of the mob should not determine morality.
  
 
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Revision as of 12:18, 13 June 2018

Mobocracy is a synonym for ochlocracy, the rule by a group of people unrestrained by any meaningful principles. A mobocracy has a tendency to be arbitrary and to engage in bullying towards critics or dissenters. Wikis and other online communities tend towards mobocracy if strong measures aren't taken to prevent this. Many conservatives feel that Wikipedia® takes inadequate measures.[1] In some cases, democracy can also be demonstrated by mobocracy. Infamous examples of these include the French Revolution, as well as the leftist protestors in Wisconsin and the various leftist rioters such as antifa during the Donald Trump administration.

People tend to be indulgent toward mobocracy when they assume that the mob will necessarily side with them. When they are proved wrong, they often do an about face and say that the whims of the mob should not determine morality.

References

  1. Chris Edwards. On Wikipedia, nobody's sure you're a prof, HackingCaugh, 1 March 2007.