Anti-Authoritarianism In Lao Tzu's Tao Te Chin By Lao Tzu

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“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage” (Lao Tzu). Lao Tzu is a Chinese philosopher who lived in the sixth century B.C and his work has embraced by both various anti-authoritarian movements. This quote interacts with the ancient text “Tao Te Chin” because they both describe love have a strength and that strength allows the leader to encounter challenges. Tzu believed if masters are the love by his people is the best ruler because the leader gain strength from the people love and loving all the citizens in the state allows the ruler to do favorable things for them. Government vicious qualities are better than the virtuous qualities because the nefarious character of a ruler strictly …show more content…

However, they are fearful of danger, therefore, the prince has to be heinous, so people can recognize him also recognize his presence. Therefore, if leader is merciful the people will continuously do crime because they know prince will forgive them, however, if the prince is ruthless they will not repeat the same crime again because they cannot escape from prince punishment. Throughout the history, many countries are imperialized by the United States, British, and Germany because the imperialism countries does not have a ruthless leader to prevent them. The advantage of vicious government is they can control over his troops better. If India and Burma have an evil leader then British could not imperialize India and Burmese for a long time because the leader would declare war immediately before the British enter their land. However, they could not declare war immediately and the British take control over their resources than they treat native people' as a slave in their own country. Eventually, they attempt to assimilate native people and forced them to be like them. When George Orwell had to shoot the elephant he has no intention to kill the elephant. However, he describes that “for it is the condition of his rule that he shall spend his life in trying to impress the “natives” and so in every crisis he has got to do what the natives expect him to

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