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Life offers few greater pleasures than to humiliate the venal aristocracy before a crowd. I am father to the people, and they shall adore me above all others.

Mob Justice

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Released: Destiny 2

Rarity: Legendary

Category: Weapon

Weapon SubCategory: Energy / Secondary

Weapon Archetype: Submachine Gun

Affiliations: Calus

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Ochlocracy can be read to mean “mobocracy” – both are defined as government by a mob or the masses. This informal term (mobocracy) came into use during the 18th century as a colloquial neologism.

 

An “ochlocrat” is one who is an advocate or partisan of ochlocracy.

Definition Summary

Mob rule: To bypass the law for instant justice (a.k.a., Ochlocracy) or rule of government by a mass of people who can intimidate legitimate authority

This Weapon and flavor text explore a political philosophy that tells what may happen if mankind is left to make their own happiness without any common rules for what is right or wrong.

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Flavor Text Analysis

Aristocracy

Gives small groups of people power to rule. It is the highest class in certain societies, especially those holding hereditary titles or office.

Venal Office (usually corrupt)

Office sold by the state in areas of the judicial system, which provided access to power and profit. The most important offices were the most expensive and those that were rich could gain personal noble status to rule.

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The 1651 book Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes describes aristocracy as a commonwealth which the representative of the citizens is an assembly by part. This book explores what can happen without an aristocracy in place.

Hobbes had also written a short work on the Elements of Law, Natural and Politique in 1640, which supported absolute monarchy. When the political tide turned in favor of the anti-royalists, Hobbes escaped to Paris. There, he wrote De cive in 1642, expanding his political theory. When a Civil War broke out in England, he delivered his political philosophy to the English audience with his book Leviathan in 1651.

These are his most important writings which tell of a ruled and a sovereign authority could ultimately protect citizens and secure peace. This caused him to be exiled, because it was counter to the Monarchist rule at that time.

Hobbes returned to England in 1651, after his eleven-year exile, and took up residence in London. He died on December 4, 1679, at the age of 91.

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.

– Thomas Hobbes

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