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If you were a member of the Deep State cabal (now bigger than ever and bipartisan!), and were utterly assured that 99% of media outlets were on your side and would cover for anything nefarious you might do….
…how likely would you be to do it?
This question was asked by Plato 2,500 years ago, in the story of the Ring of Gyges.
The Ring of Gyges…is a mythical magical artifact mentioned by the philosopher Plato in Book 2 of his Republic (2:359a–2:360d). It grants its owner the power to become invisible at will. Through the story of the ring, Republic considers whether an intelligent person would be moral if they did not have to fear being caught and punished for doing injustices.
From Plato to Tolkien…
Suppose now that there were two such magic rings, and the just put on one of them and the unjust the other; no man can be imagined to be of such an iron nature that he would stand fast in justice. No man would keep his hands off what was not his own when he could safely take what he liked out of the market, or go into houses and lie with any one at his pleasure, or kill or release from prison whom he would, and in all respects be like a god among men.
Then the actions of the just would be as the actions of the unjust; they would both come at last to the same point. And this we may truly affirm to be a great proof that a man is just, not willingly or because he thinks that justice is any good to him individually, but of necessity, for wherever any one thinks that he can safely be unjust, there he is unjust.
For all men believe in their hearts that injustice is far more profitable to the individual than justice, and he who argues as I have been supposing, will say that they are right. If you could imagine any one obtaining this power of becoming invisible, and never doing any wrong or touching what was another’s, he would be thought by the lookers-on to be a most wretched idiot, although they would praise him to one another’s faces, and keep up appearances with one another from a fear that they too might suffer injustice.
Are we intrinsically moral or conditionally moral? If I had the power of invisibility, there would be no bank vault nor women’s locker room safe from my predation. Or not. The answers to these philosophical riddles often come down on the side of “a little of A, and a little of B”.
Morality has a genetic root. We have evolved a moral sense in lockstep with our evolved senses of fairness and empathy. Morality is the emotional rationalization we lean on to influence our own behavior or the behavior of others. Morality co-evolved with tit for tat. And, the moral sense — the intensity and breadth of its feeling — very likely varies by racial group. Inner Hajnal Whites have a refined — some would say over-refined — moral sense, so that if the typical modren White man were presented with the Ring of Gyges, he may not act the way Glaucon posits in his parable. He may shun it. But it’s equally true that some proportion of otherwise moral men would choose injustice if they knew they would not be caught.
The Deep State, filled to the rafters with soyciopaths who lack a guiding inner morality, chooses to wear the Ring of Gyges, which in present day context is analogous to the Chaimstream Media. The accomplice media masks Deep State malice and perfidy, effectively making operatives invisible to justice.
Deep State operatives include those at the highest levels, such as thecunt, gaymulatto, and their immediate lackeys.
Socrates is more hopeful in reponse to the riddle of the Ring of Gyges,
Though his answer to Glaucon’s challenge is delayed, Socrates ultimately argues that justice does not derive from this social construct: the man who abused the power of the Ring of Gyges has in fact enslaved himself to his appetites, while the man who chose not to use it remains rationally in control of himself and is therefore happy.
Basically, we can choose to be immoral by not just acting immorally but also by cloaking ourselves so that we willfully introduce the temptation to be immoral.
The Deep State/Globohomo elitists didn’t have to choose to wear the Ring of an Accomplice Media, because the media presented itself as more than able and willing to cloak them from the public. Shielding from justice wasn’t a chosen artifact, it was a pre-existing condition leveraged to the hilt. A symbiotic relationship followed, so that now the media can’t walk back their complicity without incriminating themselves.
This is why it has been so important that Trump take down the legacy media, which he has done, and which only required a set of brass ones and a refusal to cuck for media shekels (hi dead mccain!). The media discredited itself, but Trump helped popularize and solidify in the public mind the media’s inherent corruption. As the media and Globohomo Inc work together as one unit, taking out the media de-cloaks Globohomo, so that the latter can then be defeated.
The Ring of Gyges has made unwitting slaves of the Deep State, and their chains will soon be evident.