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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 08:48 PM

32. Plato agreed with you...

In a famous quote, Plato essentially stated that democracy was not a good form of government because the people will fall prey to evil but charismatic leaders (sound like our recent history, say...Hitler?)


"The trick is to prevent such ignorant people from becoming the majority. At times, it seems nigh impossible to do so; curse our stupidity! "

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1824376/posts

This is why so many of our leaders, although giving lip service to the contrary, set out to destroy the educational system and access to higher education IMHO. A stupid populace is easier to control.

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