Reading Plato is pollution to the human mind.
He taught that “common people” should display obedience and subservience to their “masters” – to be happy as the cattle for the elite to burden, slaughter and eat.
His teaching offer nothing but a “totalitarian nightmare of deceit, violence, master-race rhetoric.”
“The greatest principle of all is that nobody, whether male or female, should be without a leader.
Nor should the mind of anybody be habituated to letting him do anything at all on his own initiative; neither out of zeal, nor even playfully.
But in war and in the midst of peace — to his leader he shall direct his eye and follow him faithfully.
And even in the smallest matter he should stand under leadership.
For example, he should get up, or move, or wash, or take his meals… only if he has been told to do so. In a word, he should teach his soul, by long habit, never to dream of acting independently, and to become utterly incapable of it”
It is no surprise to me that academia – who depend on elitism – continues to teach this mind junk to their “students”.