Skip to comments.Plato's Cave, 2011
Posted on 04/11/2011 12:04:49 PM PDT by EllisWashingtonReport
Socrates: We are gathered here today at my Symposium to discuss part of a major work by my student, Plato, namely his venerated parable, the Allegory of Plato's Cave, which appears in Book 7 of his "Republic." This opus examines the form and essence of the ideal state and its ideal ruler the philosopher king. Plato's justification for placing the controls of government in philosophers is based on his comprehensive study of truth and knowledge, and it is in this background that the Allegory of the Cave is created.
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After all his study, a philosopher comes to the conclusion that absolute power should be given to (wait for it!)
What a shock!
A couple millenia later, our Founders came to the conclusion that no human should be trusted with absolute power over others.
No democracy has ever yet been democratic..
An elite always rules..
Democracy is the road to socialism. -Karl Marx
Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism. -V.I. Lenin
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism .-Karl Marx
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