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Why Socrates Hated Democracy 
We are used to thinking very highly of democracy, and by extension, of Ancient Athens, the civilisation that gave rise to it. The Parthenon has become almost a byword for democratic values, which is why so many leaders of democracies like to be photographed among its ruins. 
 
In the dialogues of Plato, the founding father of Greek Philosophy Socrates is portrayed as hugely pessimistic about the whole business of democracy. In Book Six of The Republic, Plato describes Socrates falling into conversation with a character called Adeimantus and trying to get him to see the flaws of democracy by comparing a society to a ship. If you were heading out on a journey by sea, asks Socrates, who would you ideally want deciding who was in charge of the vessel? Just anyone or people educated in the rules and demands of seafaring? 
 
The latter of course, says Adeimantus, so why then, responds Socrates, do we keep thinking that any person should be fit to judge who should be a ruler of a country? Socrates’s point is that voting in an election is a skill, not a random intuition. And like any skill, it needs to be taught systematically to people. Letting the citizenry vote without an education is as irresponsible as putting them in charge of a trireme sailing to Samos in a storm. 
 
Socrates was to have first hand, catastrophic experience of the foolishness of voters. In 399 BC, the philosopher was put on trial on trumped up charges of corrupting the youth of Athens. A jury of 500 Athenians was invited to weigh up the case and decided by a narrow margin that the philosopher was guilty. He was put to death by hemlock in a process which is, for thinking people, every bit as tragic as Jesus’s condemnation has been for Christians. 
Governed by a Higher Intelligence 
 
The Stasis terraformed a planet called Glippo in the Cygnus Constellation, they genetically modified genes to create a new species using human DNA. These people who live in this new carefully balanced world are called Galippians, the Galippians live a simple way of life but everything is governed by a higher intelligence, however it would be rare for the Stasis to ever intervene because everyone living on Glippo is friendly and full of love and compassion, it seems one big happy family. 
 
There are two options, one, either you accept and trust in being ruled by something more intelligent or two, let the people decide how things should be run even though the people may not always be right. On Earth it is extremely diverse and there are many different opinions, sometimes there is no right or wrong it's just different options to choose. What is right for one is not alwas right for another and this is where a clash of opinions can cause trouble, even leading to violent confrontation. 
 
Also greed will play a big part because as the population grows the land space becomes smaller and people become more desperate in the fight to secure what they feel belongs to them. In this struggle to maintain what is dear to one's heart, one has to make sacrifices. There is no solution because any radical method to rectify any situation mostly it would come at a great cost with huge sacrifices needed to be put in place which the public would not agree to. With any policy whether you agree or disagree it comes with implications on both sides, a double edged sword, we are talking about the survival of Earth and Climate Change. 
 
 
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