Plato warns of radical Democracy

When desires storm the acropolis of the soul, then anarchy becomes "freedom."

Plato on the rise of "Democracy." (Book VIII of the Republic).

[In a democracy, they] dress up the exiled vices, and, crowning them with garlands, bring them back under new names. Insolence they call good breeding, anarchy freedom, waste magnificence, impudence courage. Such is the process by which the youth passes from the necessary pleasures to the unnecessary.. . . and if reason comes and tells him that some pleasures are good and honourable, and others bad and vile, he shakes his head and says that he can make no distinction between them. Thus he lives in the fancy of the hour...