--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, bob_brigante <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
wrote:
>
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB <no_reply@> 
> wrote:
> >
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, bob_brigante <no_reply@> 
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > What MMY and the TMO holds up as a guide to the ideal form of 
> > > administration is The Ramayana, which recounts how Lord Rama 
> > > ruled at Ayodha for ~11,000 years some two million years ago. 
> > 
> 
> 
> > In other words, a fairytale.
> > 
> > Figures.
> >
> 
> *************
> 
> Whether you regard the Ramayana as an authentic historical record 
or 
> as fiction, the point is that MMY endorses rulership from the level 
> of enlightenment, which is the only level that can behave fairly to 
> all the interests of society. People have embraced democracy 
because 
> good people are not available to be rulers, but this is only a 
> temporary phase in human history. When enlightened people are found 
> again on earth, the people will dump democracy's inefficiencies and 
> inherent unfairness (majority rule means that the majority will 
> always repress the minority) and live with kings again.
>


This assumes that enlightenment exists, works as MMY claims, and that 
one (or someone --MMY?) can determine whether or not a "potential 
ruler" like King Tony is enlightened.

Not to mention the assumption that one can insure that a succession 
of enlightened kings/dictators will occur for multiple generations.





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