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originally posted by: Mach2
Take WWII for example. The government instituted a myriad of regulations. Given the circumstances, were they not justified?
originally posted by: TiredofControlFreaks
a reply to: DBCowboy
You do have it wrong DBCowboy.
It was fed to us slowly, like frogs in a pot of hot water that is coming to a boil. In the 1970s, when the government passed a law requiring us to wear seatbelts in the cars we own and pay for, the principal was established. Health and Safety was a higher priority that constitutional rights.
When the government forced us to put fire alarms in the homes we own, it was re-inforced. Health and Safety is a higher priority than constitutional rights. Your home is no longer your castle.
Now some might argue that these are good laws because they "save laws" and "reduce health care costs". So now the government went one step further.
Smoking laws - now the government could force the owner and operator of a bar to stop serving people who want to smoke while they drink and party. All based on non-reproducible epidimiological studies and based on the "comfort" of the non-smoking public, who were never required to enter a bar that allowed smoking!
Now the premise is that freedom is nothing in the face of personal preferences of the majority in places they don't own and don't pay for.
Freedom is long gone and Covid19 is just showing you how far "health and safety" is considered the law above all else. We are quarantined because the government is afraid that the health system might be overwhelmed.
Why not just deny treatment for Covid to anyone over 60 and allow them to die or recover as nature wills.
Now our global economy has be destroyed so that no-0ne had to make the tough choice.
Doublethink is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in one’s mind simultaneously.
The Party develops this ability in it’s citizens by undermining their individuality, independence and autonomy and by creating an environment of constant fear through propaganda. In this way, the Party breaks down their ability to think rationally and makes citizens accept and believe anything they tell them, even if it is entirely illogical.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Mach2
He could have said, "Patriotism is doing what you're told to do", "Nationalism is doing what you're told to do".
Freedom and "doing what you're told to do" do not belong in the same sentence.