Do not be fooled by the evolution of political concepts. Aristocracy was never meant to be a system where the rich, or “elite” rule. Instead, it means for the ‘best’ to rule. What is meant by ‘best’? As Plato once said, no subject exists to benefit itself. E.g. Medicine does not exist to benefit medicine, it exists to benefit the sick. On this premise, a political party does not exist to serve itself, but the people and community. ‘Best’, in reference to leadership means moral, selfless, righteous.
Posted on Monday, March 10th 2014