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Plato's Philosophy Kings?

I would like to point out that a normative self-interest is acceptable. How so? Well, let's talk about it. It involves a hierarchy of sorts, beautiful perhaps but an organized metaphysics that we can all actualize.

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Plato's Philosophy Kings?

All kings are mostly rapscallions.

- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

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Plato's Philosophy Kings?

Inspired by Mark Twain's (1835-1910) quote, "All kings is mostly rapscallions." The titled responsion is "Plato's Philosophy Kings?". What follows is subject to revision, do you have any suggestions?

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.
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Shucks, to bring the huckster into this conversation is a comparison between the ideal (Plato) and the perception of Twain's character of sorts. Emphasizing the point that our leaders, Kings, and politicians, manipulate their surroundings to the limit that their language will allow, is less than ideal. The point here is that when our peers in positions of power take advantage of their own interests then we, rightfully, criticize the choices they make.

I would like to point out that normative self-interest is acceptable. How so? Well, let's talk about it. It involves a hierarchy of sorts, beautiful perhaps but an organized metaphysics that we can all actualize.  

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