The five regimes are written out in a progression from the first, called aristocracy, to what Plato lists last, which is tyranny. These progress from most desirable to least. Aristocracy, timocracy, oligarchy, democracy, tyranny is the order from top to bottom, first to last, most desirable to least. My personal addition, if I may make one, is anarchy.
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Ethnic orientation was always a major factor in political appointments. I believe this to be an example of self-fueling ethnocentrism.
We should all endeavor to be the best allies we can be in the fight against systematic racism and the oppression of all peoples of the globe by the singular evil that is the white male. There is no excess too great, no punishment too horrible and no death too slow to atone for the original sin of being born such a monster.
So why is capitalism slowly dying?
There are not that many of us left today, those of us who find ourselves in a smaller and smaller minority of the sane. We must find each other, stay together, steel ourselves against the insane majority.
For any short while that I've been away or out of it, the world always continues it's march toward whatever oblivion awaits, whether it be war, economic disasters, societal collapse, etc. Donald Trump is being assaulted with whatever type of coup the democrats can cook up this month, white people are still the scapegoat for everything, "refugees" from North Africa, the Middle East and South America are flooding into white countries and raping and killing the people who helped get them there. I step aside for a bit, and the world that was aflame is still burning just the same when I come back.
The first Thanksgiving events took place between 1619 and 1621 in the area of Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts where the Puritans and Pilgrims had settled. It's documented that there was a feast that was preceded by a good harvest, but the holiday was marked not as one of, by feasting and for feasting, but as a Holy day of thanks given to Almighty God.
A quick Google search defines a nation as “a large body of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular country or territory.” Oxford defines a nation as “a country considered as a group of people with the same language, culture and history, who live in a particular area under one government.” Looking at these definitions, the relevant ones at least, you see a common theme related to culture, language and history. These aspects also lend themselves heavily to common descent (race and ethnicity), religious philosophy, a general socially accepted moral code, values, ethics and traditions. After all of that, we can focus lastly on matters of actual borders and whether our government systems serve us all equally, or rather, whether our government rules over us all in roughly the same manner and to roughly the same benefit or detriment.
Politics has become all, and thus it has become nothing. In that hellish landscape, is there any reason to waste time and energy with anything that doesn’t keep you out of a boxcar in the next decade? Is anything outside our baser nature’s necessary, or are things like art, philosophy and religion just liabilities to our survival at this point?