Plato on democracy

Democracy leads to anarchy, which is mob rule.”
— Plato (429-347 BC) Greek philosopher

He weren’t no dummy. He’s also proof that what our founders knew 200 years ago, he knew 2,000 years ago, and that we promptly forgot. Democracy (The form of government deriving from the Greek terms “demos” and “kratien” or “kratos”) ‘the people to rule’, or power of the people. Mob rule. It seemed really relevant when mobs of looters are roaming the streets. People knew we were a Republic up through the 20’s. People forget though that the Bolshevik revolution wasn’t confined to Russia. It hit here first in our school system, where they could teach succeeding generations we were this sweet sounding word “democracy”. Thereby instead of having limited government, all we now needed was 51 percent, and anything was possible.

Published by Iowa Life

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