|Re: Question about Consent Governance||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Philip Dowds (rphilipdowdsme.com)|
|Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2018 15:43:21 -0700 (PDT)|
And because we’ve been unable to invent a mechanism we trust to distinguish between good of the community, versus “mere” self-interest, we never seek to invalidate an objection. If I object to a vegan menu because it will cause sunspots, then that’s my objection, and it's as valid as any other. (A triumph of equivalence?) Which is why we’ve created instead a super-majority vote escape hatch, to be used only after strenuous efforts within a well-structured, well-paced consensus process have failed to obtain unanimity. Interestingly enough, with this option in place, objecting has fallen way off, and unanimously accepted compromises seem much easier to accomplish. Thanks, Philip Dowds Cornerstone Village Cohousing Cambridge, MA mobile: 617.460.4549 email: rpdowds [at] comcast.net > On Aug 25, 2018, at 4:57 PM, Sharon Villines via Cohousing-L <cohousing-l > [at] cohousing.org> wrote: > >> On Jul 17, 2018, at 8:40 AM, Alan O'Hashi via Cohousing-L <cohousing-L [at] >> cohousing.org> wrote: >> >> Phil, et al. - Speaking for myself, the "objections" I think are valid are >> those based on whether or not the objection affects the good of the >> community, versus an objection based on self-interest. > > And my oft repeated refrain: Who decides what is in the good of the > community? > > Who decides what is “only” based on self-interest? > > Unfortunately unless you have a very clear vision-mission-aim statement and > have connected the proposal to that, it will be the majority that determines > the answer. > > This argument goes on the examine the purpose of community — Is it other than > the self-interest of each person in the community as a member of the > community? > > Sharon > ---- > Sharon Villines > Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC > http://www.takomavillage.org > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://l.cohousing.org/info > > >
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- Re: Question about Consent Governance Kathryn McCamant, July 17 2018
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