If you start from a particular set of assumptions, logic leads almost inevitably to an esatblished ruling class. And the assumptions all seem pretty benign when you start. The dangerous part is the notion that a group of people would somehow know themselves to belong in the superclass and should therefore take it upon themselves to control the lives of others. The problem is as old as human history, and the philosphical underpinnings go back at least as far as Plato (see The Republic, or worse, The Laws).Originally Posted by jd callow
Reasoning from pure logic is dangerous. One should always stop and check one's theory against reality from time to time.
Facts are stubborn things - John Adams