Tyrants

A nice article from Linda that I wanted to share with all.

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“Then the time has come for you to take the last step. You must love Big Brother. It is not enough to obey him: you must love him.” {Orwell 324}

How could you be expected to love someone you do not know? A man who is only a face on a poster, another dictator with a moustache: like Hitler, Stalin and Saddam Hussein. This narcissistic attitude is typical of many an autocrat in history, societies in which the common people have lived under the system called tyranny. The Greek word turannos merely meant an absolute ruler unlimited by law or constitution {Etymonline}, but the cruel excesses of many of these rulers has turned it into quite a dirty word.

The ancient Athenians experimented with many forms of government, including the legendary and now revered demokratia. Before this, they were ruled by a tyrant named Pisistratus. He was considered mild…

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One thought on “Tyrants

  1. Cool! I’m glad you like that one, Tibby. Merci beaucoup, mon ami. However it’s easy to sound brilliant when you are quoting people as great as Plato and Socrates were.

    Les tyrans a la’ lanterne!

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