THE LAST DITCH An Englishman returned after twenty years abroad blogs about liberty in Britain
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April 2011

"When Government Turns Predator"

American Thinker: When Government Turns Predator.

I particularly liked the George Washington quote in this article. It is a new one to me, but it sums up the truth denied by statists of right and left everywhere.

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master

If only Guardian readers could be persuaded of this one truth, Britain would be a better place.

Guardian journalists -vs- morality

Manipulating morals: scientists target drugs that improve behaviour | Science | The Guardian.

Clearly I wouldn't expect anyone from the Guardian to have a problem with drugs to alter your beliefs (as long as they are to be modified to be the same as theirs). Nor would I expect anyone to be surprised at the potential uses for such drugs imagined by a Guardian journalist;

a treatment for racist thoughts, a therapy to increase your empathy for people in other countries

Natch. Give her a minute and she'll come up with the idea of curing the urge to make money for one's family too. I hope I am not alone however in thinking that moral manipulation by pharmaceuticals is itself immoral.

The commonest insanity in modern Britain is the belief by one imperfect human that s/he has the right to impose his/her views on others by force. The control freaks are the true crazies.