Archive for February 5th, 2010

Freedom’s Just Another Word For ‘Theocratic Ooze’

David Quinn: Religious freedoms under attack from equality laws – Analysis, Opinion – Independent.ie

The more equality a society has the less freedom it has. The trick is to find the right balance between the two. This is an absolute rule of politics and no one should ever be elected to office without knowing it.

And one plus one is the capital of Belgium.

One logical conclusion of Quinnziger’s formulation is that if you have a society composed of slaveholders and slaves, then freeing slaves will render that society less equal. Likewise, in a society where 99% of the population, living in squalor and indignity, own 1% of the wealth, and 1% of the population, living in opulence, own 99% of the wealth, the formulation means any movement towards a more equal distribution of that wealth would mean that the members of that society would have less freedom.

This is an absolute rule of politics, so I shall entertain no further discussion of the matter.

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