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But Locke failed to fully disclose the transformative nature of his conception of rebellion. Instead, he attempted to make his idea of rebellion appear to be consistent with traditional thought.
Rebellion is his justification for resistance. And the popular acceptance of his use of the word Rebellion in society explain how there have come to be rights-claimers of many stripes in America—from minority rights, through hippie or fringe group rights, to demands for such personal rights as the asserted right to an abortion.
And one may also note those self-styled libertarians—mimicking Locke—who stridently endorse property and other individual rights, placing them ahead Rebellion in society everything else. This is the sort of word-game played by theoreticians afflicted by what Eric Voegelin diagnosed as pneumopathology: It is a lesson for our times—a lesson showing what happens when people indulge in linguistic constructions that are not empirically grounded.
Classical Thought is Ignored Even though Locke denounces fundamental alterations to society, as would occur in a civil society under the rule of a tyrant, his idea of society is fundamentally altered since his idea of insurgency is advanced in ignorance of or despite the classical political philosophers.
In Classic thought, society was viewed as a group of individuals who share a way of life. Polis the city was sustained by paidea education ; the society existed because individuals were educated for a shared way of life that was conducive to their collective, not individual, preservation and prosperity.
The modern form of political revolution occurs when social values and mores are fundamentally altered.
Revolution as Revulsion Against Limits Such revolutions appear to be derived from revulsion against the limits of existence and not political discontent in the usual sense. When people resist tyranny they attempt to restore traditional governing principles, but when they encourage sweeping changes in society they are not restoring anything; rather they are undertaking revolution as suggested by Locke.
In fact Locke subtly advocates that very type of sociopolitical movement described here as the modern revolution. Locke does not merely provide a theory of resistance against government; he provides a theory of existential resistance, a way of justifying individualized acts of resistance not only against certain features of society that are unjust but also against those features that are endemic to society because of the limits of human nature.
Because Locke fails to limit justified resistance to explicitly political cases, because he does not restore a lost order but rather articulates the ideals for a new order, he prefigures the political revolutionary who seeks to overcome human limitations rather than resolve political antagonisms.
The fuzzy nature of his resistance theory is the product of its spiritual disconnectedness: Redefining Despotism by Slight-of-Hand Locke uses despotical power as his example to justify the morality of resisting a power when it exceeds reasonable limits. With this definition, borrowed from foreign affairs, Locke accomplishes two things.
First, he removes the traditional view of rebellion as being limited to matters of domestic politics. He then works his way around the traditional view which had understood justified rebellion as resistance against domestic tyrants, but only in certain circumstances.
For when Men by Entering into Society and Civil Government, have excluded force, and introduced Laws for the preservation of Property, Peace, and Unity amongst themselves; those who set up force again in opposition to the Laws, do Rebellare, that is, bring back again the state of War, and are properly Rebels.
This type of rebel renounces the constituted laws of his society in favor of the possible absolute power he stands to achieve through the introduction of a state of war against society.
This type of rebel seeks absolute power and consequently never has justice on his side. This is a definition coined by a careful writer.
The word rebellion is vilified, giving Locke the appearance of agreeing with renowned classical sources. Simultaneously, the idea of resistance against government is justified, effectively breaking Locke from the classical position regarding the impropriety of insurrection against government.
By drawing the tyrant as the rebel and the resisters as lawful defenders of society, Locke is able to justify the violent deposition of government in a manner that would not have been countenanced by classical political philosophers, while making the argument appear as if classical political philosophers would have approved it.
Socrates, most prominently, participated willingly in his own execution when it was ordered by a decision he believed to be unjust though lawfully rendered by the civil authorities.
Locke suggests returning to tradition while changing the tradition in the same stroke; his arguments did not restore the English precepts of ordered liberty under representative monarchy, they founded new and radically individualistic precepts. This theoretical construction does not encourage individuals to consider the extent of their obligations to society, or whether laws they may perceive to be unsavory should be followed nonetheless.
Locke argues that when absolute power is actually established over a society it is too late for that society to attempt to resist the tyrant. Hence Locke divides the specific instances when resistance might be justified into two camps, the difference between the two being whether or not absolute power has been established.
In the first situation, resistance is futile because the legislative power in society has been altered. Successfully undertaking any of these five possibilities produces absolute power, and thereby dissolves society. These are not instances that validate resistance; these are instances where resistance is most readily called for but they are also instances in which it may be too late to successfully resist.
But the state of Mankind is not so miserable that they are not capable of using this Remedy, till it be too late to look for any.
To tell People they may provide for themselves, by erecting a new Legislative, when by Oppression, Artifice, or being delivered over to a Foreign Power, their old one is gone, is only to tell them they may expect Relief, when it is too late, and the evil is past Cure.
This, if barely so, is rather Mockery than Relief; and men can never be secure from Tyranny, if there be no means to escape it, they are perfectly under it: And therefore it is, that they have not only a Right to get out of it but to prevent it.The Rebellion Old Major, the old boar on the Manor Farm, calls the animals on the farm for a meeting, where he compares the humans to parasites and teaches the animals a .
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