More on Consensus
Back in February, I posted on the correlation between decision making by consensus and utter nonsense and also on Communist tactics in taking over organizations. The loons planning protests at the Republican Convention this summer helped me realize there's a connection.
If an organization insists on making decisions based on consensus and also on getting things done, the ultimate decisions will be made by those still standing after everybody with interests outside the organization has gone home. In today's society, that means semiprofessional activists get to be in charge.
If the organization uses majority rule, they can put a time limit on meetings and let people with lives have a say as well.