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    Quote Originally Posted by goat View Post
    Aristotle opposed democracy. Chomsky wants direct democracy. That means Chomsky wants the people to have the final vote on which bills become law.
    Aristotle did not oppose democracy you stupid liar. Chomsky does not want pure direct democracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    Aristotle took it for granted that a democracy should be fully participatory (with some notable exceptions, like women and slaves) and that it should aim for the common good. In order to achieve that, it has to ensure relative equality, “moderate and sufficient property” and “lasting prosperity” for everyone.

    In other words, Aristotle felt that if you have extremes of poor and rich, you can’t talk seriously about democracy. Any true democracy has to be what we call today a welfare state—actually, an extreme form of one, far beyond anything envisioned in this century. (When I pointed this out at a press conference in Majorca, the
    headlines in the Spanish papers read something like, If Aristotle were alive today, he’d be denounced as a dangerous radical. That’s probably true.)


    https://1motorcyclist.files.wordpres...orld-works.pdf
    He was denounced by some leading 20th Century thinkers.
    "Give pearls away and rubies but keep your fancy free."

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin View Post
    He was denounced by some leading 20th Century thinkers.
    For example?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    Aristotle did not oppose democracy you stupid liar. Chomsky does not want pure direct democracy.
    You need to spend more time on Google to better understand Aristotle's political theory. All the Greek philosophers opposed democracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goat View Post
    You need to spend more time on Google to better understand Aristotle's political theory. All the Greek philosophers opposed democracy.
    I've read the Politics. You are a moron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    I've read the Politics. You are a moron.
    You lack comprehension skills. Chomsky is very clear about direct democracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goat View Post
    You lack comprehension skills. Chomsky is very clear about direct democracy.
    You are very stupid and I tire of your nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    You are very stupid and I tire of your nonsense.
    Don't make me post a link that proves you wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goat View Post
    Don't make me post a link that proves you wrong.
    You are boring as shit. Your mind is slower than molasses on a cold winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    shut up you stupid moron
    so I won the bet
    In a combat situation it is about 16 times better to do something useful and violent right away than to wait and figure out something even more useful and violent later.
    “whenever you put your faith in big government for any reason, sooner or later you end up an apologist for mass murder.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmarterthanYou View Post
    so I won the bet
    You're a dope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    You're a dope.
    I won again. thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmarterthanYou View Post
    I won again. thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    ignore
    if I had a dollar for every time you said that...........
    In a combat situation it is about 16 times better to do something useful and violent right away than to wait and figure out something even more useful and violent later.
    “whenever you put your faith in big government for any reason, sooner or later you end up an apologist for mass murder.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    For example?
    Bertrand Russell.
    "Give pearls away and rubies but keep your fancy free."

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