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Work itself became the core philosophy behind achieving the Soviet’s goals, no matter the cost, as it seemed. Many people were forced to move to the cities and work in industrial factories, and massive labor camps, or gulags, were the sites of coal mining and timber production. Because more people had been moved to the cities, much higher food production was required. The peasant agricultural population was forced to produce higher food levels than they were normally capable of, and shared communal lands were transformed into collective farms, with any and all food produced now owned by the state.
His bare feet, firmly planted, show his ultimate connection to the earth. This is one of the more important symbols in the dialogue. If a man like Socrates, be dedicated to death as he exhibits as he so clearly manifests, then one must view the body and soul separate, but intimately entwined. For Socrates, the soul is eternal and everlasting, but not undying; this is an important distinction.
It also doesn’t really make sense to speak about non-existence either. One could describe a state of nothingness, but that is ultimately outside of our experience. There could be neither hypothesis nor thought experiment that would reveal to us what non-existence would consist of; as it would consist of precisely nothing.
The metaphor being likened to intersecting highways, where gender and race are viewed as two combining ways in which oppression can be viewed. Because of its relatively simple architecture, it can be scaled up to include class, sexual orientation, age, and gender identity.