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April 26, 2017

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims

may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.
The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be "cured" against one's will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.” -- C.S. Lewis, in "God in the Dock: Essays on Theology" [HT: Hale Adams]

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 26, 2017 9:06 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Geez, man, I misread that. I thought it said, "Of all trannies, a trannie sincerely excercised for the good of its victims" - which, given the topic, may or may not be the case.

Posted by: Jewel at April 26, 2017 4:30 PM

Stay not where fools toil in those vineyards. One may always take leave for better clines.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at April 27, 2017 1:30 PM

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