Socrates prediction of the fall of democracy [SEE ADMONITION]


Socrates on fall of democracy.

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Democracy must fall because it will try to tailor to everyone:

“The poor will want the wealth of the rich, and democracy will give it to them.

“Young people will want to be respected as elderly, and democracy will give it to them.

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“Women will want to be like men, and democracy will give it to them.

“Foreigners will want the rights of the natives and democracy will give it to them.

“Thieves and fraudsters will want important government functions, and democracy will give it to them.

“And at that time, when thieves and fraudsters finally, and democratically take authority; because criminals and evil doers want power, there will be worse dictatorship than in the time of any monarchy or oligarchy.” – Socrates (470-399 B.C.)


The DEFENDER believes media platforms should make this a pinned editorial admonition, per adventure nation’s Establishment will listen and do the needful to at least prove Socrates wrong.

What it means, especially for Nigerian democratic experience, is that, commonsense and values should now (and not later) matter in how democratic process is arranged -such that anyone without integrity or anything in common with it – will no longer be offered a seat in and around the place of power.

Otherwise, not the media or any citizen that raise the issue should be blamed but managers of the system should be.

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