"The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered
by its victims. The most perfect slaves are, therefore, those which blissfully and unawaredly enslave themselves." - Dresden James


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"Today the tyrant rules not by club or fist, but, disguised as a market researcher, he shepherds his flocks in the ways of utility and comfort." - Marshall McLuhan

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - CS Lewis

"No single human being has the physical power to render whole forests to sawdust or whole peoples to slavery."- Charles Eisenstein

404 BC Thirty Tyrants are a pro-Spartan oligarchy installed in Athens after defeat in the Peloponnesian War.

The Thirty sought to exile or kill anyone who outwardly opposed the regime.

Socrates remained in the city through this period, which caused the public to associate him with the Thirty and may have contributed to his eventual death sentence, especially since Critias had been his student.

Led by Critias, the Thirty Tyrants presided over a reign of terror in which they executed, murdered, and exiled hundreds of Athenians, seizing their property.

Critias has been described as "the first Robespierre" due to his inhumanity.

Both Isocrates and Aristotle (the latter in the Athenian Constitution) have reported that the Thirty executed 1500 people without trial.

Socrates begins his legal defence by telling the jury that their minds are poisoned by his enemies.

Socrates seeks to solve the divine paradox that the wisest man can also be the most ignorant.

Socrates says that his wisdom is in being aware that he is ignorant:

"I am wiser than this man; it is likely that neither of us knows anything worthwhile, but he thinks he knows something, when he does not."

Socrates notes people who fear death are showing their ignorance, because death might be a good thing, but that most people fear death as an evil thing, when they cannot possibly know death to be either good or evil.

Socrates states a lawful authority, either human or divine, should be obeyed.

Socrates holds up the mirror claiming the greatest good occurs in Athens when a citizen moral concern is for the souls of fellow citizens.

Socrates askes for proof of an attempt to corrupt and an accuser.

The irreverent self-defense speech angers the jurors and invites punishment.

Socrates is sentenced to death.

He prophesies his death will cause youngsters to come forward and replace him.


"The foundation of tyranny in the world was trifling at first. Everyone capitulated to it until it attained its present magnitude."

Saadi of Shiraz

The popular opinion of the history of genocide is based on the myth that the Nazi, Soviet, Maoist and Khmer Rouge, and many other murder sprees were organized by a single madman.

Historians of tyranny have two missions:

to inform readers how these people ruled and killed, and to deliver warnings from the past.

If Adolf Hitler, Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, Mao Zedong, Saddam Hussein, Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina, Jonas Savimbi, Charles Taylor, Pol Pot, Hosni Mubarak or Idi Amen are presented as one dimensional psychopaths with delusions of grandeur there is no warning that a culture has stumbled into the danger zone.

Nothing is learned about the chain of events and the systems of control used by the ruling class to understand how genocidal nightmares occur.

"Tyranny can't be isolated to just one person giving orders.

It is an entire society that consists of the bullies and the bullied, and hardly anything in between." - Bill Decker

If Adolf Hitler, Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao Zedong, Saddam Hussein, Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina, Jonas Savimbi, Charles Taylor, Hosni Mubarak or Idi Amen had merely been charmless psychopaths, they would never have risen to power, let alone maintained it.

All were psychopathic fantics, to be sure, but the culture that set them on a pedestal was already set on a pathological path due to cultural ponerology, individual spiritual corruption and an inadequate understanding of reality.


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