90 Miles From Tyranny : Aristotle On Egalitarianism...

Friday, April 26, 2013

Aristotle On Egalitarianism...

There is trouble in the Forest, 
And the Creatures all have fled, 
As the Maples scream oppression, 
And the Oaks just shake their heads. 

So the maples formed a union 
And demanded equal rights. 
"These oaks are just too greedy; 
We will make them give us light." 
Now there's no more oak oppression, 
For they passed a noble law, 
And the trees are all kept equal 
By hatchet, axe, and saw.

Trees - Rush

1 comment:

  1. The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.

    This first appears in 1974 in an explanation of Aristotle's politics in Time magazine, before being condensed to an epigram as "Aristotle's Axiom" in Peter's People (1979) by Laurence J. Peter. It's not an Aristotle quote.


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