Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The Anti Fool

John Stuart Mill.
In the year 1859 publishes an outstanding work of logical analysis on matters of Liberty and the relation of the state and institutions of the public with the individual.

Although much of what Mill has written has been adopted and perverted by the left to suit their purposes, this is exactly what Mill himself was warning about in his own reasoned thoughts on opinion and doctrine.

One small snippet :
The likings and dislikings of society, or of some powerful portion of it, are thus the main thing which has practically determined the rules laid down for general observance, under the penalties of law or opinion. And in general, those who have been in advance of society in thought and and feeling have left this condition unassailed in principle, however they may have come into conflict with it in some of it's details. They have occupied themselves rather in inquiring what things society ought to like or dislike, than in questioning whether it's likings or dislikings should be a law to individuals. They prefered endeavouring to alter the feelings of mankind...."

This little gem is a favorite of those anti-establishment types that fall into the category of "useful tool" where they latch onto some fool's parrotting of this observation or another like it, feeling that this justifies any and all forms of anti-social behaviour.

They never do understand the principle of that. What Mill commented on is the tyrany of the masses and specifically those who purport to "serve" the interests of the public while cynically abusing their positions of influence to perpetuate self interest.

One of the best examples of this in modern terms is right here in Canada with our so called "Human Rights Commissions". Where an institution is created in the guise of the "public good" and then proceeds to act in a manner that is anything but good for the public. By wrongfully exercising a false right to judgment on individuals who in their sole and unwarranted discretion are seen as violating assumed and arbitrarily interpreted( not actual) rights of arbitrarily defined others.

A virtual double whammy of inverted justice.

John Stuart Mill would rip these cretins to shreds in any court of law in any age.


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