Notable Quote – C.S.Lewis

by Steve MacDonald

C.S. Lewis on tyranny

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may 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. Their 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. LewisGod in the Dock

H/T The Beacon

Oh…and Skip, Oct 2008

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  • C. dog e. doG

    I don’t know is this was the original, but it’s a near perfect description of the Nanny State. Thanks, Steve, thanks, C.S. Lewis.
    – C. dog

  • Martha Spalding

    Con artists (sociopaths/psychopaths) pave the road to Hell with good intentions while hoodwinking the unsuspecting into surrendering their rights and liberties, power, control, money, etc.
    “The subordination of other men’s minds to the obscuring of truth is not deceit but a necessary governmental tool. Marxist Man has released himself from all the confining restraints of honor and ethics which mankind has previously tried to use as a basis for harmonious human relations.”
    W. Cleon Skousen

  • Tim from Nashua

    They do so with the approval of their own conscience….and their Lap Dog Media (not ever to be confused with C.dog)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kirk.hogan.90 Kirk Hogan

    A related quote: “The timid, civilized world has found nothing with which to oppose the onslaught of a sudden revival of bare-faced barbarity…other than concessions and smiles.” Aleksander Solzhenitsyn

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