„Revolution or civil war is the only outcome of the present irreconcilable attitude of Australian political parties. The methods of "democracy," far from providing a means of solving the industrial problem, have proved entirely inadequate to the task. Political organization has been mistaken for political education; the party system has accentuated and added to our industrial difficulties. Democracy has done nothing to help society to unanimity, nothing to aid the individual to a sense of social function.“
— Elton Mayo Australian academic 1880 - 1949
Democracy and freedom. 1919, p. 44; Cited in: Wood & Wood (2004, 78).