Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Thirty Tyrants: The deal that the American elite chose to make with China has a precedent in the history of Athens and Sparta

 Via sw44magnummanvia The Feral Irishman

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What seems clear is that Biden’s inauguration marks the hegemony of an American oligarchy that sees its relationship with China as a shield and sword against their own countrymen. Like Athens’ Thirty Tyrants, they are not simply contemptuous of a political system that recognizes the natural rights of all its citizens that are endowed by our creator; they despise in particular the notion that those they rule have the same rights they do. 

In three options for how a conquering power might best treat those it has defeated in war. The first is to ruin them; the second is to rule directly; the third is to create “therein a state of the few which might keep it friendly to you.”

The example Machiavelli gives of the last is the friendly government Sparta established in Athens upon defeating it after 27 years of war in 404 BCE. For the upper caste of an Athenian elite already contemptuous of democracy, the city’s defeat in the Peloponnesian War confirmed that Sparta’s system was preferable. It was a high-spirited military aristocracy ruling over a permanent servant class, the helots, who were periodically slaughtered to condition them to accept their subhuman status. Athenian democracy by contrast gave too much power to the low-born. The pro-Sparta oligarchy used their patrons’ victory to undo the rights of citizens, and settle scores with their domestic rivals, exiling and executing them and confiscating their wealth.

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2 comments:

  1. I've been saying for months now that the demonrats wanted to make the US into nothing more than a satrapy to the ChiComs.
    The ignorance of history and it's precedents is both phenomenal and depressing.
    As any moronic leftist what a satrap or a false opposite is and at best you will get a blank stare. Worst, they will violently attack you for exposing them as ignorant fools they are.

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