Posted by: Winslie Gomez | 22/05/2008

The Philosoher-King of Plato, not needed to be President of USA

Unless philosophers become kings of our cities or unless those who now are kings and rulers become true philosophers, so that political power and philosophic intelligence converge . . . there can be no end to troubles, my dear Glaucon, in our cities or for all mankind.

© of Winslie Gomez.

The Democrats and their nomination struggle highlights the deep intellectual ravine of middle America.

Knowledge, as a character and quality for the President, is not a prerequisite for this great nation. How daft can one be if they make statements like

“If Clinton is not the presidential niminee, then I will vote for McCain”.

The fact that these two individuals are from the opposite ends of the political spectrum, seemingly ,has no bearing, relevance or consequence, to one’s action.

Is prejudice sufficient to sway the masses? Apparently so!

It is a sad day for the world at large if the masses of USA are solely driven by age old racism. And, it makes a mockery of so called democracy.

Plato the Philosopher and trainer of statesmen had this to say

Unless philosophers become kings of our cities or unless those who now are kings and rulers become true philosophers, so that political power and philosophic intelligence converge . . . there can be no end to troubles, my dear Glaucon, in our cities or for all mankind.

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