I get sickened, as I’m sure many of you do, by the self righteous, bigoted posturings of those who identify themselves as ‘liberal’, ‘left wing’, progressive or socialism and yet see nothing contradictory in their calling for the abolition of free speech, the return of censorship and the proscription of certain words or opinions.
Perhaps these liberal fascists find John Stuart Mills ideas are more dangerous and subversive that even his contemporaries thought.
Was Mill really so far ahead of his time we have not yet caught up, or do our ‘progressive liberal’ friends want to progress all they way back to the medieval liberalism of The Inquisition, when the elite were at liberty to do WTF they liked because the masses were considered subhuman?
If it is the latter, Mill’s treatise On Liberty (1859) contains some truly revolutionary statements such as: If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.
Everyone allowed their own opinion? He was probably drunk when he wrote that bit.
NEW CHAINS FOR OLD
The problem with losing your chains is knowing what to do when you are free to act without them. The answer most people choose should not really be all that surprising.
Labour Leadeship Contest, Corbyn Comedy Caper
When Labour elected Ed Miliband as their leader in 2010 it was clear the party had a death wish. The ‘broad church’ Prime Minister Harold Wilson spoke of in the 1960s, the alliance of intellectuals and socially conservative industrial workers who made up the party’s core vote managed to coexist. Then came feminism, politically correct thinking, New Labour factions as the party started to tear itself apart. It looks as if we are in the endgame.
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