Socrates

>Founded Democracy and the western civilization
>caused every single atrocity that followed, genocide, fascism, etc
>wasn't even a dictator
wtf

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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    He did not found democracy.

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't be dumb.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    This doesn't work, tankie.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I actually asked about Socrates on Leftypol (the original before it was deleted) and they said Socrates was the first communist because he believed in dialectical reasoning and that he would be a materialist Marxist were he alive today.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >wasn't even a dictator

    His students Alcibiades and Critias were dictators which is why he was blamed for them. Also his other student Plato was responsible for the dictator Dion of Syracuse. Any reading of Socratic works will lead to totalitarianism inevitably.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      *mogs your dictatorial alumni*

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Alexander was at least beloved by the people. Critias, Alcibiades and Dion were all dictators in the classical sense and everyone hated them. Alcibiades had to defect multiple times to the opposing team because of how hated he was.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Founded Democracy and the western civilization
    He hated Athenian democracy, and his followers tried to overthrow it, eventually resulting in his execution.
    wtf are you talking about?

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >founded democracy
    But Socrates openly hated democracy and advocated for enlightened totalitarianism?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you want to be incredibly pedantic he did argue for very limited democracy in the Laws but only in certain sectors of society like in Nazi Germany.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Often what we'd take for democracy wasn't so for the ancients and vice-versa. Take parliaments and voting as an example.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I havet read the Laws in a while but I remember the city split into groups and each group had a representative to the king or something along those lines.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        he also says in Laws that the houses should be arranged so that they abut eachother on the borders of the country and form a solid wall like kowloon.

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine thinking a popularity contest is the best way to run a government.

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    socrates
    >criticized democracy
    >saved humanity from many genocides that would have followed (basically died for our sins)
    >was a dictator (dictator <- dicto <- dico)
    also that is not an image of socrates

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  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    How did you manage to get everything wrong about him

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