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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Better no rule than cruel rule.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)
walirlan
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We experience cruel rule today. All generations experienced cruel rule.
Bully_rus
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Anarchy leads to cruel rule and destroying of cruel rule to anarchy. Vicious cycles and recycles, which so far still have its grip on us...
Kuddithamby Logasoundralingam
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In Srilanka better rules,cruel implementations.http://youtu.be/y_wzGwPWT84
moniquester
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No rule is no good. But a cruel rule is terrible.

Be the change you wish to see in the world!-Gandhi
jacobusmaximus
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Can there be such a thing as 'no rule'? There is always something that governs our actions and even our thoughts.

I remember, therefore I am.
Vit Babenco
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I think 'no rule' here means not following the cruel rule
Ozolinsh V.
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Aesop two days in a row? Too concise and at the same time he lacks something, everything is not that simple. Nevertheless, maybe that's the undesirable truth we all try to deny so persistently in our elaborate minds.
Rudra Saikat
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In cruel rule an individual or a group exerts cruelty over the populace, while in no rule the cruelty is exerted by the populace on themselves.
NeuroticHellFem
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If I ruled the world, everything would be much better.

When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
Absurdicuss
Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:10:01 AM

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Nothing perfect can proceed from the tainted heart of fallen humanity. Therefore anarchy and cruelty are endemic to the efforts of man made government.



"Now" is the eternal present.
Joe Abbate
Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:36:03 AM

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Rudra Saikat wrote:
In cruel rule an individual or a group exerts cruelty over the populace, while in no rule the cruelty is exerted by the populace on themselves.


Any cruelty exerted by the populace on themselves would be, by necessity, dispersed, distributed or localized, and therefore it could be avoided, or dealt with locally in a much smaller scale.
monamagda
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Read the fable :
The Frogs Desiring a King


The Frogs were living as happy as could be in a marshy swamp that just suited them; they went splashing about caring for nobody and nobody troubling with them.
But some of them thought that this was not right, that they should have a king and a proper constitution, so they determined to send up a petition to Jove to give them what they wanted.
"Mighty Jove," they cried, "send unto us a king that will rule over us and keep us in order."
Jove laughed at their croaking, and threw down into the swamp a huge Log, which came down splash to the swamp.
The Frogs were frightened out of their lives by the commotion made in their midst, and all rushed to the bank to look at the horrible monster.
But after a time, seeing that it did not move, one or two of the boldest of them ventured out towards the Log, and even dared to touch it; still it did not move.
Then the greatest hero of the Frogs jumped upon the Log and commenced dancing up and down upon it, thereupon all the Frogs came and did the same; and for some time the Frogs went about their business every day without taking the slightest notice of their new king Log lying in their midst.
But this did not suit them, so they sent another petition to Jove, and said to him, "We want a real king; one that will really rule over us."
Now this made Jove angry, so he sent among them a big Stork that soon set to work gobbling them all up. Then the Frogs repented when it was too late.
Better no rule than cruel rule.

http://www.umass.edu/aesop/content.php?n=13&i=2
Gary98
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monamagda wrote:
Read the fable :
The Frogs Desiring a King


The Frogs were living as happy as could be in a marshy swamp that just suited them; they went splashing about caring for nobody and nobody troubling with them.
But some of them thought that this was not right, that they should have a king and a proper constitution, so they determined to send up a petition to Jove to give them what they wanted.
"Mighty Jove," they cried, "send unto us a king that will rule over us and keep us in order."
Jove laughed at their croaking, and threw down into the swamp a huge Log, which came down splash to the swamp.
The Frogs were frightened out of their lives by the commotion made in their midst, and all rushed to the bank to look at the horrible monster.
But after a time, seeing that it did not move, one or two of the boldest of them ventured out towards the Log, and even dared to touch it; still it did not move.
Then the greatest hero of the Frogs jumped upon the Log and commenced dancing up and down upon it, thereupon all the Frogs came and did the same; and for some time the Frogs went about their business every day without taking the slightest notice of their new king Log lying in their midst.
But this did not suit them, so they sent another petition to Jove, and said to him, "We want a real king; one that will really rule over us."
Now this made Jove angry, so he sent among them a big Stork that soon set to work gobbling them all up. Then the Frogs repented when it was too late.
Better no rule than cruel rule.

http://www.umass.edu/aesop/content.php?n=13&i=2


Basically people do not know or appreciate the good thing they are having. Pretty much what is happening in Hong Kong in reverse order right now. People in Hong Kong got the right to elect their Chief Executive from a vetted group, and now they want to do thing their own way.
Juan Ponce
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Depends on people. At early ages they need rules, but not cruel rules, When they have more live knowledges, the better no rules than cruel rules.
Robert Imgrat
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People living in Hong Kong were forcefully torn away from the China in the aftermath of wars where the British Empire sought to pay in opium for the tea imported into British Empire instead of silver. The Chinese did not agree with the British Empire policy where paying for tea in drugs was a fair deal to its citizens. And now, the population of Hong Kong eventually under Chinese sovereignty after many years of colonial occupation is repeating mistakes of their forefathers who lost wars to imperialist armies of Germany,France,British Empire and, who know more with them are aligned. Under the bogus standard of democracy.
Joy Gomes
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I disagre. No rule becomes a rule, and to break out of a rule created out of no where is much harder then to break out from a bad rule.
Lestibournes
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Maybe in a game, but not in real life.
striker
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we get politically mug everyday
S. Miranda-Hess
Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 6:23:19 PM

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Maybe...this quote is a good one for debate.
Fredric-frank Myers
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Thank you sir.....Right on!!!!
Absurdicuss
Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:53:18 PM

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Aesop - I think that Miranda is onto you.


"Now" is the eternal present.
Dosei Iantha Evans
Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 9:10:39 PM

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Ozolinsh V. wrote:
Aesop two days in a row? Too concise and at the same time he lacks something, everything is not that simple. Nevertheless, maybe that's the undesirable truth we all try to deny so persistently in our elaborate minds.

some very deep thinkers back then weren't recognized because they thought so deep.Not talking
userpinkie777
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With the China Open pro tennis tournament going on right now, this quote may be a peaceful solution to consider to keep the peace.
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