I am afraid of the distance between the individual & power. Once it comes out of the hands it becomes an instrument of destruction. But why, oh why do we never know who to blame in these cases. The countless cases, in fact most all cases today are this way. The rampant destruction. Because the individual succumbs to the loss. All things destroy. & no amount of insight can find who is at fault. The state stands over the people & takes. The people, blame the state. The people blame the other side. They blame someone other than who has in fact committed the original crime. The one crime that is the cause of all others. The individual, at a loss.
The original Greek term παράδειγμα (paradeigma) was used in Greek texts such as Plato‘s Timaeus (28A) as the model or the pattern that the Demiurge (god) used to create the cosmos. The term had a technical meaning in the field of grammar: the 1900 Merriam-Webster dictionary defines its technical use only in the context of grammar or, in rhetoric, as a term for an illustrative parable or fable. In linguistics, Ferdinand de Saussure used paradigm to refer to a class of elements with similarities.
The Merriam-Webster Online dictionary defines this usage as “a philosophical and theoretical framework of a scientific school or discipline within which theories, laws, and generalizations and the experiments performed in support of them are formulated; broadly: a philosophical or theoretical framework of any kind.”