Submitted by Thad Beversdorf via First Rebuttal blog,
Lately, we hear a lot about Orwell?s ?1984? and Rand?s ?Atlas Shrugged? but perhaps the bestcrystal ballto our current state of affairsis Plato?s Republic. You see both Rand and Orwell were describing a world outside of themselves. A world they couldn?t understand or accept. And while those works are brilliant and incredibly prophetic, I expect thatto understanda world borneof narcissistic sociopathyone mustexamine the construct of sucha world by a narcissistic sociopath.Fortunately Plato, perhaps the world?s most(in)famous narcissistic sociopath,provided us avivid illustration and explanationof hisideal state in ?Plato?s Republic?. Plato provides us the why to Orwell?s and Rand?s ?unideal? states.
Plato provides the argumentsfor thephilosopher kings. He alsodescribesvarious levels of reality,arguing that eachsocietaldemographicmust live within the reality level delegated to them. He argueseach demographic has a limitedintellectualcapacity and thus can only handlethe reality levelprovided to them.With the philosopher kings being the…
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