All-father, there is NO metaphysical realm of concept. It is widely accepted that Plato and Socrates both failed in their philosophy due to the
assumption of such a distinction. The realm of "forms", as it is properly known, lead Greek- and Western- thought down the wrong avenue for
centuries. Indeed, the vast majority of Plato's syllogisms are flawlessly structured, but incorrect in practice. This error is best reconciled by
recognizing the lack of a seperate metaphysical realm.
I know, and you could too. To enlighten you, i suggest you read Parmenides and perhaps The Phaedo, as opposed to simply The Republic. Indeed, once
you progress beyond books written before 1000ad, you will find that DEMOCRACY and all it entails, is far more philosophically justified than the
Philospher-King argument trumpetted by Plato.
This is the root of my claim that you are trapped within your intellectually formative years, which, as you will certainly admit, is true. You say
yourself you are 17. You are still in school, lets hope. You are still constructing your cognizance, so to speak, as am I you will understand,
though I imagine i have a considerable leg up on you.
Now, lets set some # straight:
Your rhetoric disturbs me. I ask you vary your posting format to better suit a dialog. As much as you pick apart what I say, you never do address my
You MUST show US that:
1)Your system is better than the status quo. You must demonstrate that it does not retain the same trappings and flaws as democracy.
In responce to this request you said:
"Which, as I'm sure you know, I can only literally demonstrate when our system is adopted from administration. "
This is catagorically absurd. You must certainly be able to demonstrate the rational basis of your proposed system before you can EXPECT ANYONE ELSE
TO ACCEPT IT. Indeed, that is precisely what you claimed to be here to DO. So DO IT. Demonstrate, with sound argumentation and preferrably
real-world examples, point number 1.
2)Demonstrate that there can be no other system that accomplishes what your system does in a more effective and/or efficient way.
To which you have replied: "There is none. I'm not even sure whether I should elaborate on why that's obvious."
It most certainly IS NOT OBVIOUS why your system, which has not been explained, is better than any system currently existant. If you are unsure as to
why its necessary to elaborate, let me help you. WE DO NOT ACCEPT THAT YOUR SYSTEM IS BEST, ONLY YOU DO. That should be cause enough. We would like
you to present your thoughts, so that we may either come to accept them as a correct reflection of the world around us, or point out to you the
several misconceptions you are laboring under.
ps @JSOBECKY: I also read the post in Weaponry and found it to be full of GROSS factual errors. See subsequent post by me for details.
[Edited on 26-4-2004 by Cascadego]