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Man can not govern himself nor choose his own leaders because of human nature People are followers and easily persuaded by liars and manipulators Human nature also puts the individuals wants needs and desires before those of the society or state Democracy is chosen by the people John Locke wrote that in a natural state man should govern himself but that this is not possible He said that people should have total freedom to pursue happiness Because of human nature people are self interested and only care about their personal wants and needs To Locke a democracy is when man agrees to give up rights of individual freedom to form a just society Plato says leaders must be smart and selfless not liars and manipulators Politicians must also be knowledgeably and many especially present day politicians are notAs Plato had said people arent educated to choose political leaders This shows how how people will believe what they want to hear This also shows how Politicians get what they want by lying and manipulating people In Platos democracy politicians do not know their business and people dont think right knowledge is appropriate for guidance Platos democracy is very similar to that which we have in our society today Many politicians arent knowledgeably and say what the people want to hear this is how they are elected Once elected it is not guaranteed that the politicians will do the things the promise Many times they only do things that they will benefit from Politicians are ambitious Examples of this are shown in the play Julius Caesar Marc Antony is ambitious and manipulative He shows this by turning the crowd against Brutus By using props and playing on the crowds emotions the crowd is easily swayed into believing Brutus was wrong to kill Julius Caesar Marc Antony knew how to make the crowd believe this he knew how to make them believe what he wanted them to
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