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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2 Responses to “Freedom’s Just Another Word For ‘Theocratic Ooze’”


  1. 1 coc February 8, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    For bonus points, you should disable comments on this post, so as not to have bother deleting posts of dissenting commenters, or Dissidents, if you know what I mean … wink wink nudge nudge …

    But on the broader issue, do I detect a Religious backlash in recent months, led by Quinn and his IONA shocktroops? Even Bertie was on Gaybo saying how he was a dyed in the wool believer, but he may just have been prepositioning himself for a ‘mental reservation’ defence when the Tribunal finally delivers the headshot.

  2. 2 Hugh Green February 8, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    A religious backlash does indeed seem to be underway, with an impressive barrage of straw-man propositions such as the only alternative to Catholic-controlled schools being a Stalinist regime.

    Breda O’Brien, another Ionian, was very concerned in the IT on Saturday about the rights of Christians in the UK being eroded. Though this is a reasonable enough concern, given the recent images of the smoking ruins of Westminster Abbey and the Queen braving police tear gas and rubber bullets at Sunday worship in Balmoral.

    I wouldn’t mind these people so much if they were some sort of evil intellectual powerhouses like Joseph de Maistre or somebody, but they’re not: they’re just petty-bourgeois clowns who use institutional religion as a crutch for their resentful stupidity.


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