Sunday, April 19, 2015

Proof that America is NOT a Timocracy (aka- A country which values honour above money)

Police arrest a former Air Force veteran for protecting a flag that was being trampled on by protestors
Plato's guardians with souls of gold are no longer honoured
...the son of Pisistratus brought back to Thasos aulos and lyre, bearing pure gold as a gift for Thracian dogs, and for personal profit they did public harm.
--Archilochus of Paros
Heart, my heart, so battered with misfortune far beyond your strength, up, and face the men who hate us. Bare your chest to the assault of the enemy, and fight them off. Stand fast among the beamlike spears. Give no ground; and if you beat them, do not brag in open show, nor, if they beat you, run home and lie down on your bed and cry. Keep some measure in the joy you take in luck, and the degree you give way to sorrow. All our life is up-and-down like this.
-Archilochus of Paros (67)

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