6. I don't know Savage personally, so I really can't say
But yeah, that's a possibility.
Of course, one certainly can be opposed to democracy and read Plato. After all, Plato was hardly Tom Paine. But I can't imagine some one who is actually as enthralled with The Republic as Savage seems to be could be the kind of knuckledragger that Savage pretends to be.
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All through this world you travel, you meet a lot of funny men/Some will rob you with a six gun, some with a fountain pen. --Woody Guthrie