Doctors were called in, X-Rays taken and examined, and I was ordered to bed for a month.
This does not seem like a familiar sort of definition for justice, but the result, Plato says, is that each interest is satisfied to the proper extent, or, in society, everyone has what is theirs. The philosophers have the knowledge they want; the warriors have the honors they want; and the commoners have the goods and pleasures they want, in the proper moderation maintained by the philosophers and warriors.
The root of all trouble, as far as Plato is concerned, is always unlimited desire [ note ]. Acton, or Lord Acton famously said, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Thus Plato proposes a set of rules for his Guardians that would render their position undesirable to the commoners: The Guardians must live in poverty, with any possessions they do have held in common.
The very things, then, that mean the most to the commoners will be denied to the rulers. Historically, the precedent for something like this was Sparta, though the Spartans didn't go quite this far.
This does seems to be the first serious proposal in political history for something like complete communism, though it does only apply to the Guardians. It doesn't seem like a bad idea even today to apply to politicians.
When I used to live in Honolulu, occasionally I liked to visit the State Legislature when it was in session.
The Hawaii State Capitol is unique, with an open central courtyard instead of the traditional dome and rotunda. On each side of the courtyard, you can look through windows down into sunken chambers for the two houses of the legislature.
When the legislature is in session, you can enter a visitors balcony through doors in the windows. You sit in the balcony, however, on hard wooden benches, like church pews, while the legislators below sit on huge, stuffed, reclining, leather chairs that look good enough to sleep in -- and you will often see the lawmakers, indeed, sleeping in them.
This has always struck me as just the opposite of what Plato would have required. It is the visitors, the commoners, who should have the comfort and the "servants of the people," the politicians who should have the Spartan conditions.
The Guardians will even have their families in common. Children will be raised in common and will not know who their real parents are. These children will also not be randomly conceived.
They will be bred deliberately to produce the best offspring, as though the Guardians were a pack of hunting dogs. Even Plato realizes that such cold blooded match making might be too much for the Guardians, so he proposes that the process be kept secret from most of them.
Every year, after the breeding committee, or whatever, secretly makes its choices, there is to be a kind of fertility festival.As mayor, Glenn will focus his efforts on delivering results for the citizens of Knox County.
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