*********If this is the wrong section of the forum I apologize and ask a GM move it************* So it has been a couple years this question has been on my mind, every since I read an article about it, and some of the things mentioned made sense to me. To explain, I cant remember who wrote it or the name of it...or even where I read it lol. However the main idea was that democracy could not last, because in democracy someone always loses. And in almost every issue we have, the amount of "losers" is pretty significant in size. And the losers are rarely ok with it. The elaborate further, the sense of community that was possibly once shared is vastly gone and replaced by a "me" mentality. Instead of accepting loss of a social issue and abiding by the rules for the sake of peace, going about the changing of policy and law the "proper way" with the understanding that is how democracy works (sometimes you win sometimes you don't), there is conflict. At the best of times people spread hate through various means (social media, media, rallys, etc) and at the worst there is violence in the streets. "Why should I follow a president I didn't vote for?" Why Should I conceal my gun, if I don't think I should have to?" "Why should I do X if I believe Y?". These are examples of mindsets that becoming more prevalent according to this article, and I would have to agree based off my own life experiences. An increase of rebelliousness disguised often times under different philosophies of freedom, intelligence, critical thinking, and right/wrong, etc. So the question that was brought up was essentially, how can democracy survive with this line of thinking? I could go on, but it would serve as more of a rant. What are your opinions on this?