“Socrates was a fraud!” NGO Julian Papandrias explained at a U.N.Seminar on The History of Democracy. “His adult students conspired with the Spartans who imposed a dictatorship over Athens!”
“So why did the Athenians force Socrates to choose between being exiled and a self-imposed execution?” I asked, he replying: “The Athenians overthrew the Spartan dictatorship and convicted Socrates of corrupting Athenian youth!” Further: “But Socrates would not admit he was wrong and killed himself rather than flee into exile! His student Plato glorified The Republic which was an undemocratic Spartan-like dictatorship ruled by elites.”
“The Moslems in Spain translated Plato’s Republic, which was written in Greek, into Arabic which in turn was translated into Latin and then taught in French universities. And that is how Socrates dictatorial ideas found their way into the the semi-pagan Christian West!” he further explained.
“An internal conflict existed in Christian Europe and the paganists prevailed under the guise of the Enlightenment which was Greek based. Even the Founders of the American Republic were Enlightenment intellectuals who followed the Greek dictates of Plato’s Republic!” the Canadian-born Professor of Comparative Religion explained.
“But both European Christendom and the European Enlightenment died during the 20th Century in wars of mutual extermination and at such death camps as Auschwitz and Treblinka.” he said, I saying:”America is different from Europe since we are founded on the self-evident truth of being endowed by our Creator with rights no man or government can take from us. This is stated in the Declaration of Independence!”
“Your a dreamer!” he frankly told me: “Rights mean nothing if you don’t act and speak responsibly. Repect between people is the foundation on which civilizations are built. Ancient Carthage was a powerful commercial society where the business of life was business. Without ethical, moral, and religious principles they became weak and were destroyed.”
I did not quite know what he was getting at, but I took it seriously.
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Robert J Bonsignore