Re: A Glimps of Cohousing in 2060
From: Carol Agate (carolagateme.com)
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2015 15:38:53 -0800 (PST)
Sharon,

What if it’s always the same few people who block? 

Carol
Cornerstone Village, Cambridge 



> On Dec 24, 2014, at 11:33 AM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at] 
> sharonvillines.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> On Dec 24, 2014, at 8:44 AM, R Philip Dowds <rpdowds [at] comcast.net> wrote:
> 
>> Said another way … I agree that toleration of diversity and the end of 
>> oppression are much to be desired.  But I’m not convinced that consensus 
>> decision-making is the key to this challenge.
> 
> If it is used as an opportunity to understand and allow for diversity, it can 
> be. When objections are taken seriously and resolved instead of submerged or 
> over powered.
> 
> Unfortunately, subversion or overpowering is to often used, consciously or 
> unconsciously. The majority wants you to consent for the "good of the 
> community," one of my pet peeves. The "good of the community" is most often 
> raised when the majority unites against the "holdouts" or the "blockers." Is 
> it ever defined before discussion starts?
> 
> That is one reason why I would like to see preference ratings use more often. 
> Even if it isn't used to make the final decision, it can be very revealing of 
> where individuals stand on a spectrum of I can live with this or I think this 
> is a good idea.
> 
> Sharon
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> http://www.sociocracy.info
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