Was Socrates Right about Democracy? Save for later Reblog
It sounds like Socrates and I would agree on democracy. After a few thousand years since his death, Socrates may be eventually proven right, that democracy is often a bad idea. The evidence may come from evolutionary science, studying gender differences. We today have the benefit of a field of emerging scientific research, on gender differences. Lots of research is going on, for that. In the coming decades, lots of research will come out on gender differences. Here is a guess as to where this is going to go: I am guessing that, as we learn more and more subtlety on the differences in genders based on evolution, that the argument of Socrates….his skepticism of democracy…. will be strengthened…especially when it comes to women and voting. I don’t think women voting is a good idea….for biological reasons….it destabilizes society.
The Coach nailed it: women don’t believe in objective truth. That’s not a criticism of women, by the way. I think they evolved like that, for strong evolutionary reasons: women are that way, because they depended on male protection, and their survival was based on their ability to maintain their social position…like the Coach said… And women cared for human babies…so subjective wiring was essential to female survival.
And since all humans depend on female survival, it turns out subjective female wiring, kept all us humans….including males…alive.
However, here’s a lesson we humans need to learn: Human societies that follow the pattern of using subjective based political systems, they generally fail. Those societies are basing their political systems on subjective emotions….which is more a female thing. And notice that the feminists are right, in a sense: All human societies in the past, have been Patriarchies…men ran them. Guess why?
Because it’s what has generally worked in the past. It turns out, one of the lessons of history is that only male run societies survive evolution. My guess is there is something innately flawed, in females running human societies. Likely the reason for this, has roots in biology…since we are sexually dimorphic and evolved in tribes. My guess as to why male run societies are more likely to survive evolution: Male run societies are more likely to be a bit more objective in their views….because men are running them….and men evolved to lead, to protect, to hunt….but women didn’t. Female run societies, they run more on emotions….because women had a very different evolutionary set of situations that women had to adapt to. That emotion based pattern of female leadership doesn’t work, when you organize a society around emotion.
That’s why there are almost no successful Matriarchies in human history or in evolution. Men of course, have emotion too, but generally speaking men are more likely to have stronger objective tendencies and women are generally speaking to be more likely to have subjective emotional tendencies. If these biological tendencies in men and women were not true, we humans would have never survived evolution.
A few decades ago in Russia, we humans tried this stupid idea again, of running a society based on female emotions. That was communism of course. It failed: Here’s why: Communism is a political and economic theory, that at it’s root is based on subjective feeling and emotion. That doesn’t work, in organizing a human society. That’s why communism was a failure. I wrote a blog explaining:
I’m not trying to minimize the contribution of women, when I say all this. Far from it. Women were every bit as important as men, in evolution. They were however, different than men. Female subjective wiring tendencies is every bit as important to survival, as male objective wiring tendencies. Subjective wiring in women is essential to our survival.
But so is objective wiring….which is much stronger in men. It evolved because men had to lead and hunt and protect the tribe. That’s why 99% of video game players are male…it mimics hunting. That’s why men are 10X as likely as women, in surveys to express a strong interest in politics….and to be more knowledgeable then women, about politics. This is true in all races….worldwide. Men are wired to hunt, to lead….much more likely than women.
I have no particular objection to women leading. I was a big fan of Margaret Thatcher….when she was Prime Minister of Great Britain…decades ago. In my opinion, she was the 2nd Greatest Prime Minister in the history of England….right after Churchill. I have no objection, it’s just that, the most likely outcome that is natural, is that it’s mostly men that lead….and the occasional Alpha woman. That’s why I object to feminism: it’s messing with natural evolved human patterns in society…weakening society. So once again the Coach has put his finger on an absolutely critical point about human biology…which has very, very consequential implications for us all.
I just think all human societies in the past have been structured around male leadership….likely for strong evolutionary reasons the Coach indicated. Men…more than women….evolved to lead, because it is we men who defend against lions…not women. And women adapt to whatever male leadership is around and will spread their legs for the new males, who conquer the old males. That’s just evolution. Likely democracy, which bought into the scientific fairy tale that the genders are exactly the same….democracy won’t survive, because it is based on false assumptions about the biology of men and women and social organization….and what works and does not work….based on biology. Societies with women voting….won’t survive…imo
Marxism, currently tearing down the United States, is based on the primacy of feelings over logic, argument and facts. It evolved out of primarily female tendencies, as I have argued before….and that it exactly what we see going on politically in the United States, right now. A political and economic philosophy based on the primacy of feelings, is destroying the United States. Although Black Pigeon Speaks has his own views, I would guess the roots of all this are exactly what I mentioned previously: once women vote, we have a Matriarchy….and Matriarchies never survive evolution.
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