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ronm
Posted 9/14/2021 17:56 (#9220275 - in reply to #9219831)
Subject: RE: A good thought for the day


Fruita CO
C.S.Lewis was a smart dude...


Again, the new oligarchy must more and more base its claim to plan us on its claim to knowledge. If we are to be mothered, mother must know best. This means they must increasingly rely on the advice of scientists, till in the end the politicians proper become merely the scientists' puppets. Technocracy is the form to which a planned society must tend. Now I dread specialists in power because they are specialists speaking outside their special subjects. Let scientists tell us about sciences. But government involves questions about the good for man, and justice, and what things are worth having at what price; and on these a scientific training gives a man's opinion no added value. Let the doctor tell me I shall die unless I do so-and-so; but whether life is worth having on those terms is no more a question for him than for any other man.

From the essay "Willing Slaves of the Welfare State"
http://liberty-tree.ca/research/willing_slaves_of_the_welfare_state

Edited by ronm 9/14/2021 18:21
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