[PP] Our ancestor, Confucius, is known worldwide as a philosopher, educator and policy theorist. (I do not like to use the term politician, as which has a bad taste contemporary.) I feel he was a great idealist. Most people think that the Analects present his ideology. His ultimate and most respectful ideology is in the SUPREME SOCIETY, however most social scientists considered that as a Utopia.
[PP]The article that I would like to call the SUPREME SOCIETY is recorded in the Li Yun chapter of the Li Ji. I try to introduce it as a general interpretation but not as a word-by-word translation, as which will be easier to understand. He stated:
[PP]When the supreme society doctrine is in prevail, the society belongs to public. The righteous and capable person will be elected in the sovereignty. Trust and harmony will be in practice. One would not only dear to his parents and care about his children, but also there will be plans for elders to reach their terminal time, the grownups to be utilized and the youths to have the chance to mature. Widows, widowers, orphans, spinsters, disables and sick persons will have a share of proper livelihood. Man will earn his position, and female will be legally married. Treasures could rather be disposed on the ground, and even be ruined, but would not be kept to benefit for himself. One would regret that he has not contributed his share of ability but kept for himself. Treasons will not arise; robbery, burglary and rebellious events will not exist. Therefore the main doors need not to be locked. This is the Supreme Society.