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- “It’s been such a tough year for so many people and there’s William #Shakespeare putting it simply for everybody...
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@Eric_Schmitt New Zealand /1 M Pop. : 440 556 cases, 750 deaths.
USA /1M Pop. : 309 736 cases, 3 366 deaths.
Just shut up! You don't care about THE People = #Democracy!
Stupid selfish #Kleon, what you're calling "authoritarian and tyrant", it's take care of THE People.
@Eric_Schmitt Total cases in New Zealand.
Before Feb 2022 : with her politic.
After Feb 2022 : after international libertarians/corporatists/lobbyists lobbying (to KILL THE PEOPLE, sell vaccines & drugs)... Image
@Eric_Schmitt YOU are a the tyrant & authoritarian. Democracy is not to be naive!
When an elected politician take care of THE People, he/she is called authoritarian/tyrant by others obsessed by their corporation, lobby, political party... #Idiocracy #Traitors
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@TribelSocial You're not better than Elon musk then!
Stop to participate to the confusionism from your stupid "Political parties" calling "Democrats" while they STEAL the power of THE PEOPLE (Demo Kratos), or "Republicans" while they dream about federalism or Empire, or "king/queen"....
@TribelSocial Republic (Institutions: Political & Social order) guarantee the Democracy (Political regime: Power of THE People)!
#Platon #Pericles

Don't call them by the name of their "Party", it's lie, confusionism!
They just want the same things : All POWERS by/for themselves. #Idiocracy
@TribelSocial Political parties and ALL communitarianisms divide THE PEOPLE .
They are the cancer of the democracy!
Yes of course they pretend to love the Democracy : Your enemy pretend to love you, just to stab you in the back!
#Kleon did the same thing! #Pericles
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So, how many quotes does anyone want from Thucydides and other ancient sources about Pericles dismissing the views of the people when he didn’t agree with them..? #PeoplesPMQs
Pericles, at least in Thucydides’ account, articulates a vision of democracy, true, but it’s one that is distinctly odd in a number of respects. And he is praised for *not* paying attention to the wishes of the people, unlike his successors, but for getting them to follow him.
Indeed, he was precisely the sort of elite politician who persisted in pursuing his own policy even after the citizens had voted against it, rather than accepting that he’d lost and should get over it.
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From #Pericles to #Trump: A brief history of the West in 21 tweets (including this tweet). Purpose is to show how through the muddled history there is a direct ideological train connecting Western Civ that is meaningful to talk abt. Obvs lots is missing. it's a tweetstorm. (1/21)
753 BCE: A little town called #ROME is founded on the banks of the Tiber in #Italy. It will invent the word Emperor & become the standard for all future western empires. Its language is still used on the seal of the American President, along w/ its symbol of the Eagle. (2/21)
387 BCE: Plato founds his Academy for philosophy in #Athens. In between bouts of mansplaining & homoeroticism they trailblaze the concept of using logic & reason to make sense of the world & develop tools for doing so we still use today. (3/21)
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